Well, it’s been a whirlwind of a vacation for me. I didn’t do too much bath and body formulating, but I sure did a lot of knitting with my new machine! Details are over on my other blog – LDKnitwear!
Still I did find time to make a few refills of various lotions and potions and found a good use for all that Sepimax Zen I bought (and don’t like). Continue reading “Happy New Year!”
My chores were stacking up on me lately since I have been spending so much time knitting. I spent a good part of my morning today catching them up.
I got my chores done now, and am including a recipe here for some herbal bed time tea and (my dinner), teriyaki chicken marinade.
Continue reading “Weekend Chores and Recipes”
I recently posted about a surfactant formula I made having to do with a shampoo. The formula did produce a shampoo and it works just fine, but I felt it dried my hair too much. I decided today, instead of another shampoo, to try a facial cleanser instead.
Digging into my stash of lotion making goodies, I decided to make an apple, willow bark facial cleanser, packed full of moisture and skin-loving goodness. Continue reading “Apple Willow Bark Foaming Facial Cleanser Experiment (and some odds and ends)”
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”
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”
This weekend was spent doing something different. I have been making soaps and lotions for so long, that my sewing fell behind schedule. I was able to catch it up this weekend, though, and I am just two projects short of being done.
To round out my gift to my sister and her girls when I go see them in a couple of weeks, I make them some cute pillowcases and cell phone wristlet purses.
I have made these for them many times before, but they so look forward every year to getting a new one. Continue reading “Something a little bit different”
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.
Continue reading “Book Launch: Home Spa Formulary: Versatile Recipes for Bath, Body & Home”