2 More for the Road

Wow, this weekend went by so fast it!  I can’t believe it is already over, but I guess that means that I enjoyed myself so much that time flew.    Because I took pictures today,  and had some chores to take care of, I only got time to get 2 more lotions completed.  That’s 6 for the weekend — not bad at all!

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4 Attempts – 4 Successes – Perfect Saturday!

It’s Saturday and I am at it again — making a mess in my kitchen.

Today, I made 4 different batches of lotions and every one of them (knock on wood) has turned out perfectly — exactly as I envisioned them.   I love when that happens.

I won’t get a chance to get good pictures of the final products until tomorrow, but I took plenty of “making” pictures today! Continue reading “4 Attempts – 4 Successes – Perfect Saturday!”

First try at a thick emulsified cream – Free recipe & tutorial

I am a newbie lotion formulator on a quest to replace all the expensive and unhealthy lotions in my home.   There are several brands that I use regularly that I would really love to replace.

One of the brands I use is  Cetaphil (the kind that comes in a jar, not the pump bottle).   It’s a very thick, white, unscented cream that I spread all over my hands, arms, and back every night before I go to bed.  Unfortunately, I like to slather it on, and it costs about $15 a jar, even at Costco.  (Costco does give you a 20 oz. jar and an 8.8 oz. jar for this price).    Continue reading “First try at a thick emulsified cream – Free recipe & tutorial”

Soap In Progress – Autumn Splendor – Sweet Almond Oil and Shea Butter Soap with AppleJack & Peel and Pure Honey Fragrance

Since fall is fast approaching, I wanted to honor the autumn season with a soap befitting of crisp, cool, days, falling leaves and apple cider.     The only thing that is missing is the hay ride!

I had some Pure Honey  and AppleJack & Peel fragrance oils and they smelled so great together that I decided to use them in this batch of soap.   AppleJack smells like sharp apple cider.  It’s apple-y and spicy.   The Pure Honey fragrance tones it down a little bit and gives it a little sweetness.  Together it smells more like apple pie or sweet cider.  It is a good match. Continue reading “Soap In Progress – Autumn Splendor – Sweet Almond Oil and Shea Butter Soap with AppleJack & Peel and Pure Honey Fragrance”