Good Afternoon everyone..
Here I am ..
Hope you all had a blessed Easter.
We spent Sunday at church and then dinner with our sweet family..
This week I am preparing for the Keepers meeting for this Saturday..
As you who follow the posts on the meetings know that they receive homework.. smile..
This month they were to read or watch an episode from The Little House on the Prairie..
Just to get them in the mindset of a much more simpler time when home was the best place on earth..
And they were to do a back to the basics chore for their home and family..
At church on Sunday mornings a few of them tease me that they did dishes by hand and that is back to basics and such.. grin..
There will be no time out or anything but if they can do something and share it with us it will be great..
My back to basics chore is what was in the pottery pot..
Could you figure out what it was?
HOMEMADE SCENTED WAX POLISH..
As you know I am an avid reader and in a lot of the history type books they mention the smell of lavender beeswax furniture polish as they entered the house..
Then when I received one of my Country Living UK mags there was a recipe in it..
Here it is..
Beeswax Furniture Polish..
Warm 250ml or 1 cup of jojoba oil or apricot kernel oil in a small pot..
You can use a mixture ..
I used apricot plus grape seed as I read it has the same qualities..
Add 15 grams or 1 Tablespoon of dried herbs.. ( I used lavender and rosemary)
2 strips of lemon zest.
Place over low heat until small bubbles form on the edges..
Then take it off and leave setting overnight..
I actually let it sit for a week..
Strain the oil through cheesecloth into a heat proof bowl..
Place over a simmering pan of water and add 80g. (1 cup) of grated beeswax ..
Keep stirring until melted.
Add at least 6 drops of essential oil..
I added part lavender and part rosemary and a lot more then 6 drops.. Just till it smelled my way..
Pour into a tin or heated glass jar..
This recipe is taken from the book
FROM THE GARDEN BY DEBORA ROBERTSON..
I changed the UK measures to ours..
It turned out wonderful..
I love it and can't wait until I get to the farm to try it out on the old harvest table there..
I used it on some of wood tables here and it is lovely ..
If I must say..
I keep the dust and polish cloths with a few lemon zest in a mason jar until it gets dirty...
Well dearies, that is all for now as we have Bible Study this evening..
If any of you girls who read my blog live near Salisbury then you are more then welcome to come to our group..
Just email me at ..
We would love to have you...
Terry is in the basement as I write cutting out a big bunch of something wood,.. smile..
We need to know how many to make and that is why I would prefer if you could let me know if you are coming.. OK?
Thanks for your sweet visits and dear comments..
You are all terrific..
Praying for you..
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