Drew often complained of dry lips when he was in the hospital following surgery, or during chemo. He also hated anything that smelled "perfumy" as it gave him a headache and made him nauseous:( So, when thinking about The Drew Box, I wanted to make a lip balm that worked well and didn't have too strong of a taste or smell. I think we came up with a great one and I'm excited to share the recipe with you here!
I am a terrible cook. When he's feeling up to it, Drew does all of our grocery shopping, lunch-packing and meal-preparing. When he doesn't feel well, the kids and I eat at my parent's house. I'm really really bad. When I make cereal with bananas on top there are only 4-5 pieces of banana (which I sometimes just break apart without even bothering to use a knife ) versus 20-25 thinly sliced pieces that Drew beautifully places on top of the cereal. I also consider making cereal with bananas on top "cooking", which really says it all. So, when my mom bought us a kombucha kit for Valentine's Day, I was nervous.
I think it's safe to say that hospital food is pretty much the worst. It tastes bad and is not good for you, which is super frustrating when you are sick and trying to do good things for yourself. Since his diagnosis, Drew has had a few hospital stays that have lasted weeks and one that lasted almost three months.
One of our first and favorite Drew Box test subjects was The Medical Memory President and CEO, Lucas Felt. He asked "Why is the bar of soap so small?". Our response was, "What bar of soap?!" In order to remedy any confusion, we are super excited to share The Drew Box Lotion Bar recipe and explain all of the awesome ways to use it!