Being a farmer, I am used to working outdoors, year-round. This winter, with making preparations at the new farm, we are working outside a lot more than normal.
Working outside in the cold and wind has left me looking like I am competing at a seaside lobster-fest, uncomfortable and a bit red in the face for January, especially after I forgot to stop and treat my face while working outdoors all day.
One morning, my lips felt extra chapped before I headed out the door to feed the goats. I eyed the bottle of goat milk lotion containing rosemary essential oil sitting next to the supplies I was taking out the door with me. The rosemary lotion was something I made at one point but didn’t like as a skin lotion, too herbal (like something to be cooked). As I headed out the door that morning, in a pinch, I decided to apply a drop of the lotion to my lips. Surprise! It felt wonderful. It was cooling and my lips felt better conditioned and really did feel more protected as I worked in the cold.
The next morning I deliberately applied the rosemary goat milk lotion to both my lips and my chin area. A girl needs all of the protection she can get from the nasty outdoor elements. It worked again. Now the rosemary lotion application is a ritual before I head out the door. Funny how the store-bought lip ointment no longer seems to do the trick. Toss it too? Probably. Just like I did the store-bought face cream.
Perhaps it is the aloe vera, or the jojoba, or the shea butter, or a combination of everything in the lotion formula that works. I know the rosemary is doing a great job.
The fun of discovery…the almost…not quite. With it being personally helpful to the body. I like it.