Sunday, January 21, 2018

Natural Homemade lotion and body butter

What's Green?

[Note:  I wrote this in July of 2014! So, ignore any dead links but I'm going to upload it just to get it out there.  I refer to this recipe for my face cream all of the time so I still recommend the first recipe.  I'm off to make a double batch right now since one of my daughters has been asking for some. :) The only difference is that I usually use almond oil for the oil part.]

I wanted to add lotion to my choices at the local farmers market this upcoming Saturday.  As I was looking for a recipe to try I kept coming across body butter recipes. So... I'm posting some of those finds also

Hand/Body Lotion

What I want:  a lotion that can be used in a squeeze bottle or a pump with all natural 'edible' ingredients :).  I want to use only essential oils - no fragrances, no dyes.  I plan on making a small batch to see how it goes.  [UPDATE: I ditched the idea of a lotion in a pump or squeeze bottle and settled on lotion in small jars.  Much easier and the viscosity it just right!]

Some options that I found online for all natural homemade lotions:

*I'll try this one and double the oil to 4 Tbsp for a pump/squeeze bottle:
http://livesimply.me/2014/04/16/homemade-moisturizing-lotion-recipe-no-coconut-oil/
[UPDATE:  I was very pleased with this recipe and really didn't experiment further with other recipes.  I made lavender, wintergreen, and peppermint lotions.  I used 10 drops of essential oil per batch and it seems like a good strength.  I used the shea butter/grapeseed oil ratio the same as the recipe indicated.]

Here are some more that I have not tried yet but that looked promising:

Maybe tweak this to make it less thick (leave out beeswax, more shea?):
http://wellnessmama.com/3765/homemade-lotion-recipe/

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/our-favorite-handmade-lotions-plus-a-recipe-to-diy-your-own.html

http://newleafwellness.biz/2013/09/16/homemade-coconut-oil-lotion-recipe/


Body Butter

We're not in need of a body butter at our house.  I'm very happy using either coconut oil, Primal Body Whip, or straight shea butter for face cream or any other skin needs.  However, I wanted to experiment and come up with something for my children and customers. 

Here are some recipes that look good:

Whipped shea butter:
http://wholenewmom.com/health-concerns/why-i-stopped-using-moisturizer-from-stores-and-what-i-am-using-now/

http://holisticsquid.com/whipped-body-butter-homemade-lotion/

http://livesimply.me/2014/04/16/homemade-moisturizing-lotion-recipe-no-coconut-oil/

Antibacterial crème:
I may substitute out with Melrose:
http://livesimply.me/2014/01/20/homemade-neosporin-four-simple-steps-healing-salve-recipe/

Salves:
http://www.everythingessential.me/Hints/Lotions.html

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Biology Coloring Pages, Trade Books, and Videos

[This was from a year (or so!) ago... just now posting]
My youngest is doing a speedy study of R.E.A.L. Science - Life (level 1).  It's young for her but we'll be supplementing heavily and I just absolutely love this curriculum to fill in classification gaps before going into high school science [which she'll be starting in the Fall - ACK!].  I wish we had a level 2 but, oh well, we'll make it work :).

COLORING PAGES

Here are some free online coloring pages in a random order (or it'll never be uploaded!).  They recommend Color Anatomy by Christine Becker.  We don't have that book and we would probably want more detail anyway so I started scouting around online.

Variety of Biology coloring pages:
https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/coloring

Cells (plant/animal)
http://www.education.com/worksheet/article/animal-and-plant-cells/

http://homeschoolclipart.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/CellColoring.pdf

http://homeschoolclipart.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/CellAnimalColoring.pdf

Used to label her diagrams of plant and animal cells:
http://sbaran.net/7science/cells/index.html

Heart
http://homeschoolclipart.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/HeartColoring.pdf

Lungs
http://homeschoolclipart.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/LungsColoring.pdf

Kidneys
http://coloringpanda.com/page/388196

TRADE BOOKS

The Basics of Cell Life with Max Axiom, Super Scientist (Keyser)

Random Body Parts: Gross Anatomy Riddles in Verse (for fun!)



VIDEOS

Magic School Bus videos (of course!):  Goes Cellular (in the Super Star Power DVD); The Human Body (3 episodes in this video)

Biology Cell Models

What's Schoolin'?


[Note: This is an unfinished draft but I'm posting it now because it looks like it will never be polished/posted if I wait!  I've moved on from teaching Biology classes and youngest Dd is using DIVE Biology along with an outside lab this year.  I'll be pulling in resources from these posts - which is what made me look for them and discover that many of the drafts were never posted!  Hopefully these will be helpful to others... ]

We just finished Module 2 and are in the middle of Module 3 of Apologia's Biology (2nd Ed).  During Module 2 I brought Play-Doh to class and had my students (yes, 9th graders!) make a 2-D cell model using Play-Doh.  For Module 3 I had them make an Amoeba model using colored paper.  Here is my example that I made as I explained it.  A few students wanted to make a Paramecium instead.

High School Biology: Apologia Resources

What's Schoolin'?

[Note: This is an unfinished draft but I'm posting it now because it looks like it will never be polished/posted if I wait!  I've moved on from teaching Biology classes and youngest Dd is using DIVE Biology along with an outside lab this year.  I'll be pulling in resources from these posts - which is what made me look for them and discover that many of the drafts were never posted!  Hopefully these will be helpful to others... ]


I am teaching Biology at a local homeschool enrichment program this year.  Ironically, I never intended to teach Biology to my own homeschoolers and my oldest children did it in a co-op.  Even more ironically, one is currently a Biology major in college :) [update: she graduated!].  Anyway, this post will be a place where I will post online support resources for my general Biology class.  We are using Apologia Biology 2nd Edition.

These schedules have been especially helpful in planning:
https://corefoundations.wordpress.com/scheds-math-science/

Donna Young Biology links (I still need to go through and see what I need):
http://www.donnayoung.org/apologia/biology1.htm

Great blog with ideas and links for each module:
http://mindfulramblings.com/apologia-biology/

Quizlet has flash cards and quizzes for each module.  I find it easier to just google "apologia (the module) flash cards" than to search within quizlet.

Dissected Perch Cake, yes, really!  Needs rice crispy treats and fondant.
https://appliejuice.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/ive-done-it-again/
https://appliejuice.wordpress.com/2011/01/26/4303/

Activities by topic (a lot of genetics but also other topics):
http://www.ngsslifescience.com/science.php?/biology/lessontypes/Activity

Great ideas!
http://www.biologyjunction.com/biology_projects.htm
Coloring worksheets:
http://www.biologyjunction.com/biology_coloring_worksheets.htm
Concept Maps:
http://www.biologyjunction.com/concept_maps.htm
Crosswords:
http://www.biologyjunction.com/crossword%20puzzles.htm
Dissections:
http://www.biologyjunction.com/animal%20dissections.htm
Games:
http://www.biologyjunction.com/biology%20quia%20games.htm
Quizzes:
http://www.biologyjunction.com/quizzes.htm










Apologia Biology Module 11



[Note: This is an unfinished draft but I'm posting it now because it looks like it will never be polished/posted if I wait!  I've moved on from teaching Biology classes and youngest Dd is using DIVE Biology along with an outside lab this year.  I'll be pulling in resources from these posts - which is what made me look for them and discover that many of the drafts were never posted!  Hopefully these will be helpful to others... ]

Online interactive activities and quizlet quiz:
http://www.e-learninglinks.com/science/biology_apologia_vocabulary.htm

Apologia Biology Module 12



[Note: This is an unfinished draft but I'm posting it now because it looks like it will never be polished/posted if I wait!  I've moved on from teaching Biology classes and youngest Dd is using DIVE Biology along with an outside lab this year.  I'll be pulling in resources from these posts - which is what made me look for them and discover that many of the drafts were never posted!  Hopefully these will be helpful to others... ]

Online interactive activities and quizlet quiz:
http://www.e-learninglinks.com/science/biology_apologia_vocabulary.htm

Apologia Biology Module 14


[Note: This is an unfinished draft but I'm posting it now because it looks like it will never be polished/posted if I wait!  I've moved on from teaching Biology classes and youngest Dd is using DIVE Biology along with an outside lab this year.  I'll be pulling in resources from these posts - which is what made me look for them and discover that many of the drafts were never posted!  Hopefully these will be helpful to others... ]

Online interactive activities and quizlet quiz:
http://www.e-learninglinks.com/science/biology_apologia_vocabulary.htm

Apologia Biology Module 14



[Note: This is an unfinished draft but I'm posting it now because it looks like it will never be polished/posted if I wait!  I've moved on from teaching Biology classes and youngest Dd is using DIVE Biology along with an outside lab this year.  I'll be pulling in resources from these posts - which is what made me look for them and discover that many of the drafts were never posted!  Hopefully these will be helpful to others... ]

Online interactive activities and quizlet quiz:
http://www.e-learninglinks.com/science/biology_apologia_vocabulary.htm

Apologia Biology Module 15


[Note: This is an unfinished draft but I'm posting it now because it looks like it will never be polished/posted if I wait!  I've moved on from teaching Biology classes and youngest Dd is using DIVE Biology along with an outside lab this year.  I'll be pulling in resources from these posts - which is what made me look for them and discover that many of the drafts were never posted!  Hopefully these will be helpful to others... ]

Online interactive activities and quizlet quiz:
http://www.e-learninglinks.com/science/biology_apologia_vocabulary.htm

http://mindfulramblings.com/2011/04/18/apologia-biology-module-15/

Apologia Biology Module 9

What's Schoolin'?

[Note: This is an unfinished draft but I'm posting it now because it looks like it will never be polished/posted if I wait!  I've moved on from teaching Biology classes and youngest Dd is using DIVE Biology along with an outside lab this year.  I'll be pulling in resources from these posts - which is what made me look for them and discover that many of the drafts were never posted!  Hopefully these will be helpful to others... ]

And now for Module 9...

For this module I plan to show The Mysterious Island video across 2 class periods and just have them write a reflexive essay due the second class day.  The end.

Here is a link to the full Vision Forum movie of The Mysterious Island.  I have it as a DVD also.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyWFgexpgjU

This link has a few videos but I honestly have not watched them yet...
http://homeschoolersresources.blogspot.com/2011/01/biology-module-9-evolution-part.html


Online interactive activities and quizlet quiz:
http://www.e-learninglinks.com/science/biology_apologia_vocabulary.htm