As suspected, yesterday was not as productive as some other vacation days this week due to the holiday, but I did manage to get a couple of things made last night. When combined with the things I managed today, it made a huge dent in my “to make’ list. So much so that I have only a couple more things to wrap up tomorrow and I’m done with Christmas making! Continue reading “Wrap It Up…I’ll Take It!”
I swear I am cursed when it comes to kitchen scales. I go through them like crazy. Seems like every few months I am having to buy a new one. My most recent one died a week ago, delaying my progress in making my lotion refills.
We went out shopping this week to an outlet mall. There was a kitchen store there, so we popped in and bought a scale. It’s a Cuisinart kitchen scale and it wasn’t terribly cheap (I think we paid about $40 for it).
So I get it home and start measuring out my dinner. Oh, good lord! Who makes a scale that shows you the measurement in fractions rather than decimals? Well, apparently Cuisinart does. Of course there was no indication of this on the outside of the box to warn me! (So frustrated)!!!! Continue reading “Progress — Despite the Curse”
I was a busy bee this weekend. On Friday, I made Cucumber Emulgel. Saturday, I sewed some coin purse / gift card wallets, and today I made Green Apple & Ginseng Gel Cream, Pink Grapefruit Antiaging & Anti-redness Gel Cream, and a refill of one of my favorite daily-use creams — Rosemary Mint Foot Butter.
It seems like a lot, but the gel creams literally take about 10 minutes each, so it technically takes longer to do cleanup after making them than it does to make them in the first place. Continue reading “Rosemary Mint Foot Butter, Cucumber Emulgel, and Pink Grapefruit Gel Cream”
I often make lotions, body butters, soaps, and other bath and body products to be luxurious (using exotic or more expensive ingredients to make them ultra-pampering). This, however, can drive up the price of the product.
If making the product for yourself, or giving to a special person in your life, that is not a big deal. Nothing that I make is so expensive that it is prohibitive. Some things are just a little more pricey than others.
There are times, though, that you need to make larger than normal amounts — for the holidays, for example. In those cases, especially when the people on your gift list might be younger people, a less expensive version is always a good thing to have in your repertoire.
As such, I wanted to share the recipe I have been using for the body butters on my Christmas gifting list with you. Continue reading “Free Body Butter Formulation – Inexpensive Body Butter for Gifting”
Whew! What a week I had at work. I was so glad it was Friday, I just couldn’t wait to get started making some body butters and lotions for my Christmas giftees.
Unfortunately, I had a few chores which ate into my time a little bit, and my husband caught a cold, so he slept in later than usual, which also limited the amount of time I had. Luckily, since I started early (Friday night) I was at least able to get four things made this weekend before running out of time. I made large batches this time, so even though I made only 4 things, there ended up being 9 jars/bottles in all!
More progress was made this weekend on reducing the “undone” items on my gifting list for Christmas. I posted about the bath bombs I made, and the gel experiments, This post is about the other things I accomplished this weekend – Lotions! Continue reading “The Christmas “To Do List” is Shrinking”
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.