Glorious Lard!

Finally, I found LARD!   The much beloved, blogged, and admired soap making fatty acid!

For the longest time I have been looking for it, but have not been able to find lard or tallow locally.  HOWEVER, I was looking by the meats and in the refrigerated section of the store.  Turns out, it is not stored there.  They store it by the Mexican food on one of the international food aisles.

Regardless, I was able to score a couple of containers of it, so right away, I wanted to try to make some soap with it to see what all the fuss was about! Continue reading “Glorious Lard!”

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Analytical Recipe -Soothing Touch Jojoba Massage Lotion

For my final post tonight, I wanted to share my analytical recipe for another popular massage product – Soothing Touch Jojoba Massage Lotion.

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Analytical Recipe – BioTone Advanced Therapy Massage Lotion

In my previous post, I shared the exciting news about my new “Dojo” / Exercise Room / Massage Studio.   Now to expand on that post, I am sharing an analytical free formula which is a potential duplication of a popular massage lotion.

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Free Lotion Formula: Lavender & Benzoin Relaxing Lotion with Squalane and HLA

When I first made this lotion, I didn’t care too much for the smell.  I didn’t hate it, but I thought it was a little bit odd.  It smelled vaguely familiar, like an old memory. Perhaps a bit like a baby lotion or other gentle scent from my past.   The longer I used it though, the more I came to really enjoy this scent.

I use this lotion every night before bed.  The scent is relaxing and helps me fall asleep.  Now I can’t live without this lotion –and I ran out of it around Tuesday last week, so it went on my “weekend to-do list”.

I have blogged about this lotion in the past, but I don’t think I ever posted the formula for it.  If I did, then it still wouldn’t have the most recent changes to the formula which I adjusted to make the lotion a little thinner.    In any case, below is a free formula for this wonderful lotion so you can have some too!

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A Thing A Day on Vacation – Wednesday – Another Analytical Recipe

I had forgotten how much fun it is to try to work out analytical recipes.  I will have to do that more often.   Tonight I did another one — this time for Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Sheer Hydration Lotion.

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A Thing a Day on Vacation – Wednesday – And FINALLY a Success with Surfactants! Analytical Recipe for Micellar Water!

Last night I mentioned a few more projects on my “to do” list for vacation.  One was another “analytical” recipe and another was Micellar Water.    Well, I combined them into one project and decided to do an analytical Micellar Water recipe!

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An Announcement and a Free Emulgel Formula! Celebrate with Me!

I had a number of things I wanted to accomplish this weekend, including a new batch of soap and lotion.   The fates were not on my side though.  Friday night, my scale went “kaput”. Without a scale to use, I had to change gears and do something else this weekend.  Seriously, I burn through scales like crazy.  This must be the third one in the past year!

 

On the knitting front, however, I have more progress to announce.   My new company – LD Knitwear – has completed the testing phase with the Dublin Mitts and Carousel Cowl patterns and published the patterns on Ravelry!  Hooray!

To properly celebrate, I have decided to offer a free formula for making my all-time-favorite-can’t-live-without-it-concoction:

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