I always like to find ways to make products myself rather than go to the store and buy them. Especially when you learn that there are certain additives that manufacturers do not have to put on the label.
A current article I am working on-- about Saturated Fats--will explain why saturated fat is so good for you, but here are a few reasons:
- nourishes the nerves
-supports the brain
-supports the development of the brain and nerves from the time of conception
-the heart muscle prefers saturated fat (...I know.. completely different from what us "heart patients" have been told over the years)
One of my favorite saturated fats is butter! I learned how to make butter at home-- it is super simple so follow along!
What you need:
-A standing mixer (or hand mixer)
-Organic Heavy Cream
Step one: Pour the cream into the mixer
Step 2: Turn on the mixer to about 4 -6 speed
Step 3: Keep mixing and it will start to look the whipped cream
Step 4: Keep mixing- you can even turn the speed up a notch if you want to--- as a few minutes go by the fat will begin to separate from the milk and it will start looking like this:
Step 5: With a spatula, push down the whipped cream that is on the sides of the bowl and keep whipping it
Step 6: You will know when the fat has fully separated because the butter will all be in the attachment like this:
Step 7: Now, pull the butter out of the attachment and place it on cheesecloth
Step 8: Wrap the cheesecloth around the butter and squeeze the rest of the milk out. This will also bind the butter together
Step 9: Remove the cheesecloth and you will end up with ball shaped butter
Step 10: The butter is pliable- so if you don't mind having butter that is ball shaped you are all done. If you want butter to be stick like-- you can mold it to make a rectangle and then refrigerate and then cut it in half! Then you are all done! Enjoy!
Who am I?
My name is Jes! I am the earth loving, natural parenting, Jesus loving weirdo your mama might have warned you about! I am the owner of an organic, chemical free skin care product line, called HBC Organics.