Book Launch: Luscious Lotions, Decadent Creams and Nourishing Conditioners

Today I am thrilled to share that my new book, “Luscious Lotions, Decadent Creams and Nourishing Conditioners” has been published on the Amazon.com Kindle Store.

You can find the book  >> HERE

Luscious Lotions, Decadent Creams and Nourishing Conditioners

30 Emulsified Lotion Recipes and Detailed Instructions

Lisa A. Daniels

445 Pages

ASIN: B074GGZYHK

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Five Outta Six Ain’t Bad

Have you ever had one of those weekends when everything you did just turned out 100% perfect, or even better than you imagined?   Well, I didn’t have one of those, but it was almost that!   I only had one thing that didn’t turn out to my liking.  All the rest of them met or exceeded my expectations!

I did a lot of things this weekend; three batches of soap, two lotions and bath bombs.   I was quite busy, but now that it’s over, and I put all my stuff away, I feel like I got some good recreation time in.

So let’s start out with what didn’t turn out like I expected and go from there (we’ll get that one out-of-the-way).  🙂 Continue reading “Five Outta Six Ain’t Bad”

New Lotion and Emulsified Body Butters — Also a Free Body Butter Recipe

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”

4 day weekend is kaput. Here is my (long) weekend round-up post.

Wow, that went fast.  I guess I was busy, but I enjoyed every minute of it.

In usual fashion, here is a round-up of my weekend crafting adventures. Continue reading “4 day weekend is kaput. Here is my (long) weekend round-up post.”

Redneck – A Niacinamide Serum Spray and Oil-Free Lotion

Inspired by a facial toner I saw on SwiftCraftyMonkey’s site (here), and having recently acquired some niacinamide powder, I wanted to try to create some products for my poor husband who suffers from “redneck”.

This is not the kind of stereotypical “redneck” that some husbands suffer from (ahem), but actual red neck caused by sun damage over years and years of exposure to UV rays.

Now, my husband likes everything unscented, and in this case, it is wise to keep this product unscented, as perfumes can aggravate redneck (honesty, I don’t know what the condition is called, but his neck is red, so I call it redneck).   He also has oily skin and can’t tolerate oil based products, so I knew it had to be oil-free.   Sounds like a challenge to me! Continue reading “Redneck – A Niacinamide Serum Spray and Oil-Free Lotion”

Coc-Oats Milk & Honey Cream – Improved Recipe

Quite a while ago, I posted a recipe for my “silky oats cream“.   Well, my sister loved this one, raved about it, and asked for more, so I made up a 16 ounce batch for her today.

Since I wrote the original recipe, I have made a few tweaks, so I thought I might share that today. Continue reading “Coc-Oats Milk & Honey Cream – Improved Recipe”

Weekend Round-Up – Four Lotion Successes!

Despite a couple of delays (that I posted about yesterday) I was able to catch back up today and get a couple more lotions made.   I made 2 more lotions today, for a grand total of 4 this weekend — not too bad!

Friday and yesterday, I posted about the Hempseed Lotion / Conditioner and the Honey Buttercup lotions I made.   Today’s post is about 2 new lotions made today. Continue reading “Weekend Round-Up – Four Lotion Successes!”