11 Responses to “Crunchy Kids! The First of Many.”


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  1. Jan

    I love, love, love lavender. LOVE.

    • [email protected]

      Get some lavender essential oil and put 10 drops in 3 cups of water, all in a spray bottle. Spritz your hair with it after the shower, and whenever you want a pick-me-up during the day. It will make you happy. And a happy TwoScoopz is a happy world.

  2. Thanks for the great tips! I will definitely try the vinegar today!

    • [email protected]

      If they (or you) need something a little stronger, try grinding up an aspirin and making a paste with water – rub that on the really bad ones. The swelling will go down and the itchy pain will subside a bit. I did that a few times years ago when I lived in a very mosquito-ey area, and it always worked for me!

  3. I’m covered in itchy mosquito bites – can’t wait to give your remedy a try. Also tracked down the Julian Casablanca song – love it. Thanks for the recommendation.

    • Oooh oooh! There’s another song today! I caught it on the radio on the way home a bit ago, and I canNOT stop listening to it:


      It’s Anya Marina – All the Same to Me (the second one down in her player)

      We’re just going to pretend that she wasn’t involved with Twilight at any time. That will make us cooler.

  4. I love everything about corn and always have leftovers. I’ll try this one soon. Same question as before, will fresh lavender work? And what if I don’t have many/any blossoms?
    I love lavender essential oil. I keep some in the laundry room and put a few drops on a white sock and then throw it in the dryer. Especially with our linens. The whole place smells good!

    • Crunchy Betty

      I don’t see why fresh lavender wouldn’t work, but you do need to use more of fresh than you would of dried (just like when you’re cooking with herbs). I wouldn’t do it without blossoms, though. If you need dried lavender, you can get some from Mountain Rose Herbs (there’s a link to the left on my bar), or most local natural foods stores carry it, too. I’m not sure I could live without a stash.

      Because! Speaking of lavender EO and dryers, I’ve never been able to get the lav scent to linger if I just use the EO on a piece of fabric (I use small pieces of muslin soaked in white vinegar for dryer sheets), but someone recommended putting a sock full of dried lavender, tied tight at the top, in with the wet clothes while they’re drying. I tried that, but dropped 10-20 drops of lavender EO in the dried buds, too, and it worked like a charm. Love it.

  5. Cruchnyforever

    i could be a tester if you like. i’m around your son’s age

  6. As a mommy of two crunchy babies, I am excited to see more posts like this!! Thanks for all you do!!

  7. lillschoolgirl

    If it makes you feel any better I’m 13 and have tried all the recipes I could get my hands on the ingredients for !! :-)