Meal prepping has been so helpful to both of us for eating healthier on a regular basis. But meal prepping snacks has been just as important if not even more so. Having a healthy option around to grab when you’re running out the door in a hurry is beyond helpful.
I’m not sure why I’ve never made lotion bars before, but I’m making up for lost time now! They’re even easier to make than homemade lotion because there’s no need to be emulsifying liquid together with oil. Lotion bars are solid, with no liquid ingredients at all, which also makes them incredibly shelf stable.
This recipe actually started out as a turmeric face mask, but that didn’t end very well. I’d been seeing recipes for turmeric face masks everywhere, and they all said something along the lines of ‘try it and see how your face just glows’. Hmmm… try it they said – you’ll glow they said – well let me tell you what, I did glow after using a turmeric facial. The only problem was I was glowing like and Oompa Loompa from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!
I’ve always loved the smell of orange and vanilla together. It must go back to my childhood love of creamsicle popsicles and orange sherbet. So I knew I wanted to create a body lotion with those poignant smells in mind. I was also thinking of natural ways to make it a nice golden color, when I finally came up with the idea of adding a calendula tisane to the mix.
Today I’m putting together my tips and recipe inspiration for the kind of meal prepping we’ve been doing during this winter. Most weeks our meal prepping is pretty simple, so I thought I’d share our basic weekly breakdown.
Some of the best marriage advice we received after we were married was to never stop dating. We knew it was good advice from the get go, but we didn’t really realize how hard it was going to be to keep dating regularly. After all leading up to our wedding we spent every waking moment we could together – how hard could it be!