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!”

Successes and Failures – It’s all good experience.

I made another five lotions this weekend. Out of the five I made, two failed and three turned out wonderfully.  I consider that a success!

I am trying out my lotion formulation spreadsheet that I made and trying to see if my calculations produce a good lotion product.    In most cases, they do, but sometimes, whether due to human error, or the lotion gremlins (which I suspect really do exist), some recipes just don’t work.  I am not sure this weekend’s failures were due to the recipes, though.

This weekend I made five lotions:

  1. Coffee Sesame and Cupuacu Under Eye Cream
  2. Vanilla Cocoa Hazelnut Lotion
  3. Vanilla Aloe Mallow Lotion
  4. Lush Dupe – Pink Peppermint Foot Cream
  5. Lush Dupe – Softy Foot Cream

Continue reading “Successes and Failures – It’s all good experience.”

Book Launch: Home Spa Formulary: Versatile Recipes for Bath, Body & Home

I am so excited to announce that I have published my fourth Kindle book, Home Spa Formulary: Versatile Recipes for Bath, Body and Home.  Read on for details.

 

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Cream of the Crop – Weekend Roundup

Yesterday I posted a recipe for a luxury cream that is similar in ingredients to Rodin Olio Lusso Crema. That lotion, however, was not the only one I made this weekend. This weekend I made 6 lotions in total!    Continue reading “Cream of the Crop – Weekend Roundup”

Analytical Recipe: Possible Dupe for the Luxurious Rodin Olio Lusso Crema Hand Lotion

For the past few months I have been focusing on bath and body products for my upcoming book — but, I am relieved to say that is all behind me now as I work to do the editing and get my book published.

I haven’t posted a free recipe for quite some time, and today I wanted to experiment with some lotions instead of making bath products.    So I decided to make a copycat recipe and share it with you.

If you’re going to make a copycat recipe, you might as well go for the gold, right?   So I decided to try my hand at making some Rodin Olio Lusso Crema.  It sells for $84.00 (USD) for 4 ounces.    Although it is certainly not the most expensive cream out there, it is richer than my pocketbook can afford for something like a lotion.

Continue reading “Analytical Recipe: Possible Dupe for the Luxurious Rodin Olio Lusso Crema Hand Lotion”