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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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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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”
I wasn’t feeling terribly motivated or organized this weekend, so I just kind of made it up as I went along . I started out with no plan at all, but ended up making a few cute things to share today.
Friday night I thought I would start out with something very simple so I opted for some melt and pour soaps — but not just “any” melt and pour soaps. These are for the kids for Halloween.
Then Saturday, I felt like sewing. I recently bought some new makeup and found that my makeup is all over the place, floating around in my bathroom drawer. So I sewed myself some cosmetic bags to organize them.
Today, despite my pitifully inadequate bathtub — I felt like taking a soaking bath. Since I have no bath bombs of my own, I made some just for me.
Continue reading “A little of this…a little of that”
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
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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”
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”