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. ūüôā

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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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A Thing a Day on Vacation – Day 3 – Sunday Afternoon

What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than making things for someone you love? ¬† That is just what I did today.¬†On Sunday afternoon’s docket… Len’s Dry Feeling Lotion!

While that was cooling, I took some photographs, and wrapped up my last couple batches of bath bombs.

Then I found another spare hour somewhere, and also made a batch of Island Escape lotion for my niece, Sheri. ¬†I don’t have it done yet, so I will ¬†have to post those pictures tonight or tomorrow.

 

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An Announcement and a Free Emulgel Formula! Celebrate with Me!

I had a number of things I wanted to accomplish this weekend, including a new batch of soap and lotion. ¬† The fates were not on my side though. ¬†Friday night, my scale went “kaput”.¬†Without a scale to use, I had to change gears and do something else this weekend. ¬†Seriously, I burn through scales like crazy. ¬†This must be the third one in the past year!

 

On the knitting front, however, I have more progress to announce.   My new company РLD Knitwear Рhas completed the testing phase with the Dublin Mitts and Carousel Cowl patterns and published the patterns on Ravelry!  Hooray!

To properly celebrate, I have decided to offer a free formula for making my all-time-favorite-can’t-live-without-it-concoction:

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What a good pH Meter can do for you

Several months ago, I purchased a pH meter from Lotioncrafter. ¬† At the time, I bought it so that I could measure the pH of my lotions to be sure that they were in the “safe” range for leave-on products (between 4 to 6).

Let’s take a look at why I selected this particular meter, how to calibrate and use it, and how it can help to better create and monitor our products. ¬†You may decide you “need” one, or you may decide you can “live without”. Continue reading “What a good pH Meter can do for you”

Rosemary Mint Foot Butter, Cucumber Emulgel, and Pink Grapefruit Gel Cream

I was a busy bee this weekend. ¬†On Friday, I made Cucumber Emulgel. ¬†Saturday, I sewed some coin purse / gift card wallets, and today I made Green Apple & Ginseng Gel Cream, Pink Grapefruit Antiaging & Anti-redness Gel Cream,¬†and a refill of one of my favorite daily-use creams — Rosemary Mint Foot Butter.

It seems like a lot, but the gel creams literally take about 10 minutes each, so it technically takes longer to do cleanup after making them than it does to make them in the first place. Continue reading “Rosemary Mint Foot Butter, Cucumber Emulgel, and Pink Grapefruit Gel Cream”