Liskabora is Moving!

We are in the process of moving at the moment and have taken down all of the products from our website (except for our perfume) temporarily until our move is complete and we have our new space up and running.  We can’t wait to see you all again in the new year and show you all of the amazing new things we have planned!

Happy Holidays to all of you and we wish you all the best in 2017!

How To Make Natural Hand Soap

hand soap recipeMaking your own foaming hand soap for use by the bathroom sink is actually quite easy… ridiculously easy actually. All you need is liquid castile soap, water and a foaming pump. You can make your own liquid castile by soaking a small amount of grated castile soap in hot water (this is our preferred method since the ingredients for this soap would be just soap and water plus any essential oils you add for fragrance. It is also considerably less expensive than using premade liquid castile, just remember to use within a week or so depending on the temperature in the house since there are no preservatives in this mix). Continue to dilute the soap until you get a very thin, almost watery liquid. Tip: You can freeze the leftover castile to keep it fresh until you need it – just put into freezer bags portioned for each refill. You can do this with the coconut soap or olive coconut soap as well. This will also work as a body wash!

If you are short on time, a pre-made liquid soap like Dr. Bronners would be a quick alternative. Just fill the pump half with the liquid Castile and half with water, add any essential oils you wish to add for fragrance and you are good to go!

[We don't make liquid soaps here at Liskabora because we don't make anything that would require a preservative.]

Springtime Stork Deliveries

There have been so many new babies born this spring, cousin’s babies, best friend’s babies, babies, babies, babies. To celebrate I leave you with one of my favorite pieces of poetry.

From Khalil Gibran’s the Prophet:

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts.
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.

You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness,
For even as he loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.

How to Open a Pomegranate

how to open a pomegranateAfter starting the blood type diet, we had to take a look at some of the fruits that we eat. This forced us to try a few things that were out of our comfort zone, including pomegranates. We love pomegranates now.

Let me share with you how to open a pomegranate properly.

Score through the skin on the stem end, about 1″ down from the top, but don’t cut all the way through the fruit. Lift the skin off and pull off the white membrane. Score perpendicularly down the sides from there separating the fruit into several segments and shake the seeds into a bowl. No need to beat the fruit with a spoon, no need for water. Just quick and easy. Enjoy! :)