Growing my own ingredients
I have this one toddlerish tendency, and no, it’s not the daily naps (unfortunately), but rather my insistence on doing things myself. If I can make it, cook it, or experiment myself, that’s what I’ll do. It’s partly independence, but mostly not wanting to be ignorant and robotically dependent on some faceless entity for my every need.
It didn’t take me long to start incorporating my own products into soaps and bath products. Although I can’t put this much of “me” in most of my soaps, here is a bar of cucumber-mint soap to illustrate. It contains my own garden’s cucumber, pureed and frozen for winter soaping, yogurt I made, and inside is a slice of loofah that I also grew. (For the record, it’s not my own mint sprinkled atop this particular batch. My harvest wasn’t big enough to last the winter.)