Lavender & Benzoin (Vanilla) Bath Bombs with Oats & Chamomile Extract – Free Recipe

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”

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A little of this…a little of that

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”

New Lotion, Conditioner and Refills (and something new for the apothecary)

Besides making soap this weekend, I also made quite a bit of lotion.

In my last post, I talked about my experience with Wheatgerm Oil Soap and said I would comment some more on my experiment with Wheatgerm Oil Conditioner.  You will find that below.

On Friday, I published an entry about my experiment with making a redness concealer.

Saturday, I made a refill of my Tsunami lotion, because I already used up 16 ounces that I made a couple of months ago.

And today, I made a new lotion, using Nurture Soap’s “Black Pearl” fragrance. Continue reading “New Lotion, Conditioner and Refills (and something new for the apothecary)”

Wheatgerm Oil – Soapy Experiments – Daphne and Velma

I have been tempted for the longest time to purchase some wheatgerm oil for soaping and lotion.  I remember back in the 1970’s using Faberge’ Organics Wheat Germ Oil and Honey products and always loved how it made my hair feel.   Finally I did buy some wheatgerm oil a few weeks ago!   So this weekend, I made a couple batches of soap and a conditioner (more on that later). Continue reading “Wheatgerm Oil – Soapy Experiments – Daphne and Velma”

It’s Ridiculous!

I spent the weekend again “not” making soap or lotion again.   I confess, it felt great to do something a little different, but I am getting ready to go back to soaping, probably next weekend.

My son told me that while he was cleaning out his storage unit, somebody walked away with a box of his Christmas decorations.    Several years ago I had made him and his fiancée’ ridiculously large Christmas stockings. They loved them! They have a fondness for ridiculous things.  Unfortunately, those stockings were in the box that walked away. 😦

Since the two of them are getting married next month, I decided to make them a new pair of Christmas stockings, just as ridiculous as the last ones.  This should help them celebrate their first Christmas as husband and wife! Continue reading “It’s Ridiculous!”

Menagerie – Vacation Round-Up

Hi all!  I have been away for a couple of weeks.  I needed a break from work and from book writing, and maybe a little bit from creating too.   I took 2 weeks to do just “whatever” instead of having a plan.  Sometimes that is good for the soul!

My plans were somewhat interrupted due to the recent hurricanes and preparations for the next ones.  This made me have a “working vacation” since it caused some extra work at work.  At least I got to enjoy some free time in between “on call” events.

I started out  last weekend with a quick visit “up north” to see my sister, nieces, and deliver all the goodies I have been making them.    It was a nice trip, a beautiful day, and very enjoyable.  Needless to say everything I gifted them was well-received.  Especially the bath bombs — always the bath bombs! Continue reading “Menagerie – Vacation Round-Up”

Free Recipe – Lavender, Rosemary & Mint Foot, Body and Hair Butter

Who doesn’t love a rich, creamy, decadent body butter?

What if it also had lanolin and a host of other skin-loving goodies in it as well?   It would be a fantastic foot butter, great for dry skin and feet!

But wait — there’s more!   What if it also contained oils, butter and emulsifiers that were great for your hair!   It would also function as a thick, intensive hair conditioning cream!

Better yet — below is a free recipe for this wonderful creation! Continue reading “Free Recipe – Lavender, Rosemary & Mint Foot, Body and Hair Butter”