Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Treefort Naturals 2014 Holiday Events

2014 Holiday Schedule
The holiday fairs, festivals and markets are just around the corner.  Here is a list of where you can find Treefort Naturals this season.

High Hopes Holiday Market, Old Lyme, CT - Sunday 11/16 from 12pm - 4 pm
Mystic Arts Center Holiday Gift Market, Mystic, CT - 11/14 thru 12/31 (open daily)
Sleigh Bells Arts and Crafts Fair, Colchester, CT - Saturday 12/6 from 9am - 3pm
Hometown Holiday Craft Fair, Hebron, CT - Saturday 12/13 from 9am - 4pm

For more information on shows or how to order products and gifts, contact Jess at

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

DIY Natural Sunscreen

Homemade Sun Protection Cream

Looking for a more natural alternative to the chemical laden commercial sunscreens?  Many common oils have a natural sun protection factor...even using straight coconut oil can give you some protection from the sun's rays.

Here is my easy recipe:

6 oz Coconut Oil
5 oz Shea Butter
2 oz Beeswax
1 oz Red Raspberry Seed Oil
.5 oz Jojoba Oil

Essential Oils
1 ml lavender
1 ml eucalyptus
1 ml carrot seed

1.95 oz zinc oxide (non nano)

Combine the first 5 ingredients in a double boiler to melt.  Stir and let cool slightly.  Add essential oils and zinc oxide.  Stir well and pour into jars or tins.  Store in a cool place (cream will melt in the heat).  Apply often and always monitor your sun exposure.

Note:  Feel free to tweak recipe and experiment, research different oils that can be used and safety precautions regarding working with zinc oxide. 

Happy Summer!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DIY Natural Laundry Powder

Super Simple Recipe for natural laundry powder!

Making your own laundry powder is easier than you may think.  And it can save you some serious money if you are used to buying those giant jugs of detergent.  Not only are the commercial products rough on your wallet, they are also pretty rough on the environment and can be irritating to sensitive skin.  There are tons of simple recipes is my version:

2 cups Washing Soda (Arm & Hammer makes one you can pick up at the grocery store)
1 cup Borax (I purchase this from - they assure that this sodium borate does not contain is also available at most grocery stores)
1-2 bars of grated soap (approx. 6 oz) - of course I use my own bits and pieces, you can use any natural bar soap.  Best if it does not contain synthetic ingredients like fragrance or dyes.
1 tbsp. baking soda

Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container.  Use approx. 1 tbsp. per load.

That's it!  You can do it!