Honey I Washed the Kids – Piped Soap – Free Recipe

For my encore today, I decided to make a piped soap with a new fragrance from Nurture Soap called “Honey I Washed the Kids”.

This fragrance is supposed to be a well-behaved, light and mild smelling fragrance oil   I did not experience either of those things.

I am posting the free recipe in case you want to try it too, but maybe with a different, better-behaved fragrance.  In any case, it has been a long time since I posted a free soap recipe, and it is about time! Continue reading “Honey I Washed the Kids – Piped Soap – Free Recipe”

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French Green Clay Tea Tree & Lavender Facial Soap – Refill

When I visited my niece last weekend, she made a special request for some more french green clay soap.   She said she really enjoyed the scent and liked using it to wash her face. She was almost out and wanted more.

I am on vacation from work this week, so I have plenty of free time to fill, doing what I love.   So today, I made a refill batch of french green clay soap for her.

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Well, what do you know? This blog IS still about soap!

It has been a couple of months since I got a chance to make any soap.    I was busy  making bath and body treats and lately, with lotions.    Today, however, I whipped up 2 batches of soap.  I had almost forgotten how much I enjoy it.   I also seem to have forgotten some of my soap-making routine (which cost me a few extra dirty dishes to wash).   Luckily, they finished installing our replacement hot water heater today because I really needed hot water for all those dirty dishes.

I made two new recipes today:  Peppermint Tea Tree Pumice & Zeolite Foot Scrub Soap and “yet to be named” Avobath type Shampoo Bars. Continue reading “Well, what do you know? This blog IS still about soap!”

Free Recipe – A Simple and Inexpensive Beginner’s Lotion – with Instructions

Recently, I posted an update to one of my cream recipes — Coc-Oats, Milk & Honey Cream.

I received a comment on that post that gave me the idea that maybe it might be a good idea to post a very simple and inexpensive lotion recipe so that those who are just learning to make lotions would have a starting point.

It can be intimidating if you are reading some of the internet resources to learn how to make lotions.  Those sites are a wealth of great information, but for a beginner, the technical jargon is a bit much to absorb and can be off-putting if all you are trying to do is make lotion and not get a chemistry degree.

The good news is that you don’t have to learn all that to make a lotion.   You will need more education if you want to formulate lotions yourself, but if you just want to make a lotion from a simple recipe, and maybe learn to make a few modifications to it, it is unnecessary.

So here it is.  A recipe for absolute lotion beginners (along with some tips for modifying the recipe to make it more luxurious).

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Well, Isn’t THAT Special?

Vacation is off to a start now for me, and I have my plans all worked out.   Today, I was going to go up north and see my sister.   Of course, it can never be THAT simple.

So I get up this morning to take a shower.   Couldn’t get any hot water to wash my face, but –ok– no problem, sometimes it takes a long time for hot water to get all the way upstairs.

So I turn on the shower and wait a few minutes… still no hot water.  Hmm… getting concerned now… Continue reading “Well, Isn’t THAT Special?”

Coc-Oats Milk & Honey Cream – Improved Recipe

Quite a while ago, I posted a recipe for my “silky oats cream“.   Well, my sister loved this one, raved about it, and asked for more, so I made up a 16 ounce batch for her today.

Since I wrote the original recipe, I have made a few tweaks, so I thought I might share that today. Continue reading “Coc-Oats Milk & Honey Cream – Improved Recipe”

Mermaid Eggs Bath Bombs

Inspired by a recent post by SoapQueen (See here for her Irridescent Pearl Bath Bombs), and knowing I have a visit soon with my sister and her daughters, I got the brilliant (although not terribly original) idea to make “mermaid eggs”.

My niece recently took her young family to Florida.   One of the highlights of their trip was that she hired a “real-live-mermaid” to frolic at the ocean with the little girls.  Thinking back to when I was a little girl, I would have absolutely loved this, and it would have been a memory I would have carried with me through my whole life.   Continue reading “Mermaid Eggs Bath Bombs”