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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
Despite sleeping in today, by accident, until 11:30 AM, (ahem…), I did manage to get a few things done this weekend that I have been wanting to try. I didn’t get to make any soap (as I had planned), but oh well. There’ is always next weekend!
While I have made many, many lotions in the past, I have not yet tried out any emulsified body butters. My usual body butter recipe is anhydrous (doesn’t contain any water), therefore any water-based ingredients can’t be included in them. They are still lovely, but are heavy, oily feeling, and missing out on all the lovely ingredients such as humectants, proteins, and extracts that you can include in emulsified lotions.
Making a lotion that is rich in butters and oils can also be called a body butter, but it is very different from the anhydrous ones. It can now contain all the great water-soluble ingredients and since it contains water, it is also going to be more hydrating that the anhydrous body butters. Continue reading “New Lotion and Emulsified Body Butters — Also a Free Body Butter Recipe”
I want to start out with a disclaimer — this is not a product I use for myself. It was a special request by a relative who asked me to duplicate a product for her. I have no idea how close or far this is from the original, it is purely an analytical recipe, but it did produce quite a nice feeling lotion in my test.
I was asked if I could duplicate “Coochy Cream”. “It sounds nasty”, I said. It turns out it is used for shaving the bikini area (or other things like legs and armpits) and is supposed to leave the skin free of shave bumps and blemishes. Continue reading “Free Recipe – Ladies Shave Lotion”