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How To Use Natural Soap

 

I think that the most common complaint about natural soap is that it can get mushy.

It’s true. It can get soft if not stored properly. But this is true of any soap bar isn’t it?

If you store it properly, let it dry and protect it from the mushy maker (water) your bar will have a longer more useful life.

That’s right, protect your soap bar from water.  Of course, it has to get wet when you use it, but the more you keep it out of contact with water the harder your bar will stay and the longer it will last.

There are a couple of precautions you can take to achieve this:

1. Keep it out of the stream of water as much as possible.

2. If using in the shower, keep it in the furthest corner away from the shower water.

3. Whether using in your shower, tub, or beside the sink, use a draining soap dish.

While all of these steps are important, I think the most important would be using a draining soap dish. It will keep your soap from sitting in a pool of water,

allow air to circulate around the bar and help to dry it between uses, thus, helping your bar to stay hard and last longer.

So there you have it. Three easy steps to protect your natural soap from getting soft.

There are many styles of draining soap dishes out there to choose from,

but here’s what we use, make,  and offer in our shop:

Wood Soap Deck – Draining Soap Dish

 

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Litterless Lunches

Every single piece of plastic created still exists somewhere on this earth.  And as it ever so slowly breaks down, its toxins pollute the air, earth, plants, animals, wildlife, and humans. It’s effect on the health of the environment and all its inhabitants is proving to be devastating.  Plastic has offered us many conveniences, and affordable conveniences, but at an atrocious cost.

In order to save our environment and all earth’s beings, it is imperative that we take active steps to eliminate or at least greatly reduce the amount of plastic we produce, utilize, and discard.

Eliminating our use of plastic ‘cold turkey’ may seem impossible, and may even be painful to some.  But taking small steps towards big changes can make them more easily attainable, one little change at a time.

Changing how you pack your lunch is just one way you can work towards a plastic free life on a day to day basis.

There are many ways to tackle the plastic free lunch,  but here’s how my family does it:

 

It takes a little planning, time, and adjustment. But a plastic free lunch is totally doable and makes a huge daily impact on the amount of waste we pollute the earth with.

Looking for these and other plastic free and eco-friendly alternatives from Glorious Life?  Be sure to visit the shop at gloriouslifesoap.com.

 

 

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Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free Bread Recipe

Have you ever tried to find a loaf of store bought bread that is gluten free, dairy free, & egg free?

I searched…and searched, and searched.  When my search was unsuccessful, I switched gears and started looking for a recipe.

And when I still couldn’t find what I was looking for, I made my own.

It took a few tries to get the recipe just right, but after more than a year baking this loaf, my family won’t likely eat store bought bread again (even if we could find one that is gluten free, dairy free, and egg free).

Our recipe makes 2 loaves, which lasts our family of four 2 days.

 It can be refrigerated, but we find it keeps it’s texture better just sitting on the counter in a bread bag.

Any longer than 2 days and the crust starts to get a bit hard but it’s still delicious, and of course, that’s perfect for making bread crumbs or croutons.

I found that the loaves were too large for any of the containers we had.

…and because we’re trying to reduce our use of plastic and our eco-footprint, I sewed these awesome little reusable cotton bread bags (pictured above), which can be found in the Homewares section of the Glorious Life shop (here) along with a few other fabric options.

 

I’m happy to share this recipe with you all.

It’s honestly makes a very good loaf of gluten free, dairy free, egg free bread.

Even my selective eater kidlets give it a thumbs up.

 

 

Enjoy!

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Welcome to Glorious Life

Welcome to the Glorious Life Blog!

 

Let me introduce myself, and introduce you to Glorious Life.

I’m a plant loving, gluten free, natural living mama with a desire to reduce my eco-footprint and make healthier choices about what I put on my family’s skin. Out of these choices and way of living, my handmade business, Glorious Life, was born. In 2013 Glorious Life began offering some of my favourite handmade products to help you reduce your eco-footprint and make healthier choices as well.