As a Graduate Resident Director for the university I attend graduate school, Andrew and I are given free housing. We live in the old servant quarters of a mansion that was finally converted into a dormitory. The job definitely has its perks— our kitchen is the old prep-kitchen, stocked with beautiful glass cabinets and big windows. I love the radiator heating— for leaning against when it’s cold outside and for warming up socks in the morning. The radiators, though, for as much as I love them, kick off a large amount of dust, which can make our apartment feel really dry.
About a month ago, I noticed how much lotion I had gone through this winter, trying to combat my dry skin and our drafty apartment. It’s not cheap, and I noticed that even the “organic” lotion I had been buying has eighteen ingredients. I felt a little unsettled about rubbing that onto my skin every day, so I decided to look into making my own.