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.
Continue reading “Body Butter, Oil-Free Facial Moisturizer and Light Body Lotion”
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.
Continue reading “Analytical Recipe – Possible dupe of Ellis Brooklyn – Verb – Excellent Body Milk”
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.
Continue reading “Soap…Life…Lotion”
Besides making soap this weekend, I also made quite a bit of lotion.
In my last post, I talked about my experience with Wheatgerm Oil Soap and said I would comment some more on my experiment with Wheatgerm Oil Conditioner. You will find that below.
On Friday, I published an entry about my experiment with making a redness concealer.
Saturday, I made a refill of my Tsunami lotion, because I already used up 16 ounces that I made a couple of months ago.
And today, I made a new lotion, using Nurture Soap’s “Black Pearl” fragrance. Continue reading “New Lotion, Conditioner and Refills (and something new for the apothecary)”
Up until now I have made many types of lotions, creams, cosmetics, and serums, but I have never attempted any make-up. I thought that I might give it a try to see if I have any luck!
I have rosacea. It’s not a serious case of it or anything, just some general redness and spider veins here and there. I have a little on my face and as you will see, on my hands too.
Many times people use green tinted products to minimize redness, but green products can look unnatural depending on the light. Yellow is perhaps less effective than green, but it is still a fairly good redness minimizer. Yellow can also minimize dark spots, dark under eye circles, and even out skin tone in general.
I decided to put my lotion making skills to work and see if I couldn’t formulate a concealer that contained some ingredients that are purported to be beneficial to rosacea skin as well. Continue reading “Playing with a Redness Concealer – Free Formulation / Recipe”
Hi all! I have been away for a couple of weeks. I needed a break from work and from book writing, and maybe a little bit from creating too. I took 2 weeks to do just “whatever” instead of having a plan. Sometimes that is good for the soul!
My plans were somewhat interrupted due to the recent hurricanes and preparations for the next ones. This made me have a “working vacation” since it caused some extra work at work. At least I got to enjoy some free time in between “on call” events.
I started out last weekend with a quick visit “up north” to see my sister, nieces, and deliver all the goodies I have been making them. It was a nice trip, a beautiful day, and very enjoyable. Needless to say everything I gifted them was well-received. Especially the bath bombs — always the bath bombs! Continue reading “Menagerie – Vacation Round-Up”
Who doesn’t love a rich, creamy, decadent body butter?
What if it also had lanolin and a host of other skin-loving goodies in it as well? It would be a fantastic foot butter, great for dry skin and feet!
But wait — there’s more! What if it also contained oils, butter and emulsifiers that were great for your hair! It would also function as a thick, intensive hair conditioning cream!
Better yet — below is a free recipe for this wonderful creation! Continue reading “Free Recipe – Lavender, Rosemary & Mint Foot, Body and Hair Butter”