I've been a fan of neutrogena rainbath and nivea bath and shower oils for a long time. Now that I live in Denver, I really love the stuff. I need it. My skin gets so incredibly dry in the winter, mere lotion doesn't do the trick.
It also seems to do the deed for my love's psoriosis. His flares up in the winter. The oils seem to really help.
So here's the rub. This stuff is EXPENSIVE to buy. 10-15 bucks for a bottle that lasts us maybe a month on a good month.
So I know the neutrogena is light sesame. Nivea has avacado oil i believe.
I'd like to buy bulk. Maybe even add my own fragrance, maybe even make a nice blend.
Any suggestions of the best light, leave on, in shower oils? I like light, light oil. I want moisturization, not french fry skin.
I am asking the experts here....also, where to buy?
I still absolutely love this and wish I could do something like it. Did you get it quilted yet? if not, what kind of encouragement do you need? There is a woman on this board somewhere who does AMAZING quilting. Look for the egypt quilt. She did the quilting. Talk to her. I bet you two could work out an amazing quilting stitch pattern.
CarlaFibers....check out her work. I bet if you talk to her, she could do something amazing with this. I hope I'm not overstepping by suggesting her, but I'll tell you, with all the work you put into this, she is pretty amazing from what I have seen.
I take abilify, FWIW. When you have delusional mania, the side effects outweigh the risk of not taking meds. (Not taking my meds will almost certainly lead to death, or worse.) You want a really scary one? Effexor. That shit is the worst thing I have ever had to put in my body. It works great when you take it, but coming off it or missing a dose...OMG. Makes swine flu feel pleasant.
I love anything that goofs on pharma. I have been diagnosed bipolar type 1 since I was 11 years old. Pharma and I go waaaay back. But when you live with a demon you can't control, it's better to take your meds than not to ;-)
A long time ago, I worked at a tapas restaurant in Orlando, FL.
They had an amazing dish, called roasted pears over pecan crisps. This is my own recipe, with my own twists.
I am just working out the recipe, so I will be making them saturday.
Poaching liquid -
2 cups Reisling wine Zest + Juice of one orange 1 tbls honey 4 slices of fresh ginger 1/2 tsp cinnamon 5 cloves
Bring to a simmer
Peel two pears, slice in half and core.
Simmer pears until al dente. Not quite done. Finish pears in oven at 350 until fork tender.
Phyllo pecan crust:
3/4 cup brown sugar 2 tbsp cinnamon 1/2 cup pecans
Process in blender or food processor until pecans are a meal like consistancy, like corn meal or a little larger
Brush 1 layer of phyllo with softened butter, sprinkle with pecan mixture, put another layer of phyllo on, press down enough to make a difference...repeat 4 layers.
Bake at 350 until phyllo is browned and crisp
Balsamic reduction glaze:
1/4 cup balsamic 1 tbsp honey 3 cloves 1 slice fresh ginger Juice of 1/2 orange
Simmer until reduced to coat back of spoon
Cut phyllo crisps into rectangles. Place one on plate. Top with a small amount of arugala or watercress, very lightly dressed with EVOO, salt and pepper (very lightly dressed). Top with 1/2 pear, sliced pretty, like a fan. Drizzle with balsamic glaze, top with 1 tsp -1.5 tsp gorgonzola cheese.
Serve warm or chilled.
Should be amazing with a Pinot Gris, or other amazing white wine, or CHAMPAGNE.
I'll post pics after I cook it this weekend and let you know how it goes.