Cotton Tail – Inexpensive Lotion for Kids – Free Formulation

For Christmas this year, I am making each child (ages 8 to 16) on my list their very own 8 ounce bottle of lotion.   They will also be getting 1/2 dozen bath bombs and other miscellaneous sundries.

Because kids aren’t frugal with their products (they tend to slather it on, and some of it get spilled or wasted), I didn’t want to spend a fortune formulating a complicated lotion for them.  I did, however, want to include some nice oils and ingredients that are great for kids skin (well, anybody’s skin for that matter).

For kids, you don’t have to load up with a lot of things that older skin needs to have.  Those can quickly raise the production price.  You only need to formulate a product that will be gentle and moisturizing.

I thought I would share this formula in case anyone one else would like to treat some children on their gifting list. Continue reading “Cotton Tail – Inexpensive Lotion for Kids – Free Formulation”


The Christmas Crafting Marathon Begins

Christmas is fast approaching.  It will be here before we know it!   This year, I am gifting many bath bombs, lotions and a few soaps.

When I add up the number of bath bombs I need for my gifting list, it comes to about 108.  That is a LOT of bath bombs.  I decided to get an early start and get these done so I wouldn’t be in a rush as the holiday approaches.  This weekend I got 4 batches done, for a total of about 45 — so almost half way there! Continue reading “The Christmas Crafting Marathon Begins”

Body Butter, Oil-Free Facial Moisturizer and Light Body Lotion

I had a blast this weekend making a few more lotions.   Yesterday, I made a dupe lotion of the Ellis Brooklyn – Verb – Excellent Body Milk product and posted the free analytical recipe.   Today I made 3 more lotions, just as wonderful!

This time, I made a body butter, an oil-free, under make-up facial moisturizer, and a light  body lotion.

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Analytical Recipe – Possible dupe of Ellis Brooklyn – Verb – Excellent Body Milk

It has been quite a while since I did a post with an analytical recipe, so today, I have a new one to share with you.

While shopping for beauty products recently, I came across one that looked “duplicatable”.   When looking for a lotion that is “duplicatable”, I look at the ingredients list and see what I have in my stock, or could potentially purchase, to make the recipe.   Many times, commercial brands use ingredients that are not readily available in the “home crafting” market, so you can’t really duplicate them identically.

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I am short on words this week.  I just can’t think of anything much to say other than what a lovely weekend it was!  So I guess I will just dive in to the details this time, rather than waxing philosophic.

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Lavender & Benzoin (Vanilla) Bath Bombs with Oats & Chamomile Extract – Free Recipe

Treat your mind and body to a relaxing, aroma-filled, skin-pampering bath!   You deserve it!  Below is a free recipe so you can make it happen! Continue reading “Lavender & Benzoin (Vanilla) Bath Bombs with Oats & Chamomile Extract – Free Recipe”

A little of this…a little of that

I wasn’t feeling terribly motivated or organized this weekend, so I just kind of made it up as I went along .  I started out with no plan at all, but ended up making a few cute things to share today.

Friday night I thought I would start out with something very simple so I opted for some melt and pour soaps — but not just “any” melt and pour soaps.  These are for the kids for Halloween.

Then Saturday, I felt like sewing. I recently bought some new makeup and found that my makeup is all over the place, floating around in my bathroom drawer.  So I sewed myself some cosmetic bags to organize them.

Today, despite my pitifully inadequate bathtub — I felt like taking a soaking bath.  Since I have no bath bombs of my own, I made some just for me.

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