Hobbies are a great way for your mom to exercise the hands and brain. If she’s not interested in typical hobbies like knitting, try these hobbies that don’t get as much attention.
Homemade Beauty Products
Making beauty products isn’t as hard as you’d imagine. There’s also the benefit that you control the ingredients. You can make lotions, body sprays, conditioners, and toners that eliminate items your skin may not love.
To make your own beauty products, you need to stock up on small bottles and jars. Ingredients that you should keep on hand include coconut oil, olive oil, vitamin E oil, sweet almond oil, oatmeal, baking soda, and honey. You’ll add others like essential oils, fresh herbs, and citrus fruit/juice to add scent.
Hydroponic gardening does require a bit of equipment to get started. The produce that you’re able to grow year-round quickly makes up for the money you spend. You need the test kits to check the water quality, the nutrients to add to the water, the water table or pipes, and pods that the plants grow in. Growing lights are good if you don’t have bright lighting near the hydroponic system.
With hydroponics, you’re growing your plants in water rather than soil. It doesn’t take a lot of water, so you’re going to use less than you would when watering an outdoor garden. With systems like the Aerogarden, you can try it out before committing to a bigger hydroponic set-up.
Macrame is a hobby where you take thick textiles like twine or leather straps and form patterns with knots. The outcome ranges from bracelets and wall hangings to plant hangers and window covers.
It’s not a hard craft to learn. You need the twine or other cord, scissors, and dowel or frame where the first knots are formed. There are seven basic knots to master. Once those are learned, you can work with some form of cording or buy a kit to make something specific. Add beads if desired.
Soap carving is one of the easiest hobbies to start. Some inexpensive bars of soap and some clay sculpting tools are all you need. Using the tools, you carve small pieces or shavings of soap away and transform the bar of soap into something else.
Many people start simple and carve the soap into a flower. From there, you can try other objects. While you carve, the scent of the soap releases. It’s calming if you find that your mom enjoys aromatherapy.
As your mom’s abilities change, make sure she’s supported at home. Caregivers help with housework, meals, and exercise routines. Call a home care agency to arrange and discuss how much caregivers cost in your area.
If you or an aging loved one are in need of Homecare Services in Dix Hills NY or the surrounding areas, contact the caring professionals at Star Multi Care Services today at (631)956-8835. We are the Right Choice for Home Health Care Services!
From 1978 to 1986, Sternbach was associated with Automated Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”)–a provider of information services, where he held several marketing positions before becoming the Director of Sales.
1999-2008 Sternbach was an active participant on the Board of Directors for Proginet–a computer software company based in Garden City, New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1996-2002.
In 1996, Stephen Sternbach was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, Paine Webber and NASDAQ. Sternbach was also named in Crain’s New York Business Article, “40 Under 40” Successful Business Executives/Future Business Leaders in 1995. While maintaining a diversity of business and personal interests, Sternbach concentrated most of his efforts over the past 28 years towards continuously improving the quality of services delivered by the Star Multi Care Services’ family of companies.
Stephen Sternbach holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University – Maxwell School of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from Ithaca College.
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