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. 🙂

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A Thing a Day on Vacation – The “what if” game

As I suspected, dinner brought on new ideas for what I should do this evening.  The requirements were:  1)  No pressure.  2) Quick and Easy.   3) Able to complete in 3 hours.

So I waved my magic wand and transformed some chemicals and organic ingredients into  a couple of “last thing on vacation” treats.

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A Thing a Day on Vacation – Tick Tock…The Final Countdown!

It’s the last full day of vacation for me to have fun.  So I spent today playing.   When the day started, I didn’t have any idea what I was going to make, but I decided to take on a challenge head on… more surfactants!

Surfactants have thus far been a fair-weather friend to me.   I have had some minor success with them, one glorious victory, and many failures.    So clearly, I need more practice!

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A Thing a Day on Vacation – Wednesday – And FINALLY a Success with Surfactants! Analytical Recipe for Micellar Water!

Last night I mentioned a few more projects on my “to do” list for vacation.  One was another “analytical” recipe and another was Micellar Water.    Well, I combined them into one project and decided to do an analytical Micellar Water recipe!

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A Thing a Day on Vacation – Monday – Messes Were Made

Monday is here already and I am in full swing, making BIG messes of my kitchen!

I had mixed success today, with a few successes and a few failures.

Let’s start with the biggest failure — Experimental Surfactant Facial Scrub.

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Day 3 Part 2 – Sunday Evening

Ok, I did say “a” thing a day on vacation right?  I am such a rule breaker!   To be fair though, the things I made this evening were all relatively quick and easy, so they should only count as one thing.

Tonight I finished up my Island Escape Lotion and made an Oil Serum, Goddess Balm, and an experimental surfactant-based Scrub.

 

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Apple Willow Bark Foaming Facial Cleanser Experiment (and some odds and ends)

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)”