Free Body Butter Formulation – Inexpensive Body Butter for Gifting

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”

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The Christmas “To Do List” is Shrinking

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”

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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Analytical Recipe: Possible Dupe for the Luxurious Rodin Olio Lusso Crema Hand Lotion

For the past few months I have been focusing on bath and body products for my upcoming book — but, I am relieved to say that is all behind me now as I work to do the editing and get my book published.

I haven’t posted a free recipe for quite some time, and today I wanted to experiment with some lotions instead of making bath products.    So I decided to make a copycat recipe and share it with you.

If you’re going to make a copycat recipe, you might as well go for the gold, right?   So I decided to try my hand at making some Rodin Olio Lusso Crema.  It sells for $84.00 (USD) for 4 ounces.    Although it is certainly not the most expensive cream out there, it is richer than my pocketbook can afford for something like a lotion.

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More progress and some revisits

It was my husband’s birthday this weekend.  As such, I didn’t get as much done as I do most weekends, but it is also important to spend time with those that you love.  Luckily, my husband is an artist and during some of the time he spent with me, we worked together on photographing my products.  🙂 Continue reading “More progress and some revisits”

A Weekends’ Work – In pictures

With every weekend that passes, I get a few more things made, and another step closer to completing my next book.   It feels like it is taking forever (at a pace of a few things per weekend), but it is only because that next book is going to have so many recipes in it.

 

I think I am about 1/2 of the way done now, so I still have many more weekends of work fun ahead of me. Since I don’t have any vacation from my day job coming up until Memorial Day (June), I will have to just keep picking away with making a few things per week.

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