Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Herbal crafting with kids

I have a budding herbalist in my household!  Children thrive when given the opportunity for us to trust them with real, hands-on learning projects that they can do at their own speed and with their own style.  On a recent evening my 3.5 year old and I made lipbalms together, upon her request (to my delight).  She stirred and measured carefully, melted the ingredients on the stove (with supervision), tested the finished product for proper consistency, smelled numerous essential oils (settled on grapefruit), and designed her own custom labels.  Then she promptly asked for some paper, and what letters were needed to make a sign for "her store".  Follow our simple lipbalm recipe here.


  1. This is adorable! My mom Harriet is coming to your soap making workshop shortly... please ask her (on my behalf) to buy 2 from your amazing entrepreneurial daughter! I love grapefruit!