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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Beauty in Simplicity

Last week, while on vacation, I posted a free formula for making a possible dupe of an Aveeno product (Sheer Hydration Lotion).   It was a fairly simple formula really — nothing very fancy in it.   Well, it turns out it’s a big hit around here!  Continue reading “Beauty in Simplicity”

A Thing a Day On Vacation – Vacation’s Over Round-up

As every vacation does, this one went by far to quickly.  I can’t believe it’s been a week already, but when I look back at all I accomplished in that week, I feel like I spent my time well.

This post is a round-up of all the things I made all week – this time with much better pictures. 🙂

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A Thing a Day on Vacation – The “what if” game

As I suspected, dinner brought on new ideas for what I should do this evening.  The requirements were:  1)  No pressure.  2) Quick and Easy.   3) Able to complete in 3 hours.

So I waved my magic wand and transformed some chemicals and organic ingredients into  a couple of “last thing on vacation” treats.

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A Thing a Day on Vacation – Tick Tock…The Final Countdown!

It’s the last full day of vacation for me to have fun.  So I spent today playing.   When the day started, I didn’t have any idea what I was going to make, but I decided to take on a challenge head on… more surfactants!

Surfactants have thus far been a fair-weather friend to me.   I have had some minor success with them, one glorious victory, and many failures.    So clearly, I need more practice!

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A Thing a Day on Vacation – Friday Fun

It’s Friday already.  How the week flew by!  Only a couple more days left to get my “to do’s” done.    Luckily, I have already done everything on my original list and now I am down to just a few personal refills and maybe a couple more things just to do for fun!

Today, I spent the day making a refill of my favorite Wheat Germ, Flax & Rosehip Hair Conditioner, a new experimental sugar scrub I am calling “Lemon Butter Scrub”, and a new gel cream I am calling “Cooling, Hydrating Water Gel”.

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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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