Sensitive skin is a common problem. Many skin care products are created specifically for sensitive skin, but they tend to be terribly expensive and perhaps not quite what is desired. In my quest to make a lotion that would pamper dry and sensitive skin, I took the basic ingredients from yesterday’s blog and added a [...]

So Sensitive Lotion – Day 2: Sensitive Skin Ingredients

Embarking on a new adventure is so much fun, but how do you know what to bring along? I really didn’t know what I’d need when embarking on a lotion-making adventure; I’ve never made this trip before! Fortunately, I have some experts in my corner, and they helped me put together a nice kit of [...]

So Sensitive Lotion – Day 1: Necessities for a Lotion ...

We will close early on Halloween (Wednesday, Oct. 31) because we don’t like our staff driving on the roads with the kids out trick-or-treating. Please keep this in mind when ordering so you give yourself an extra day or two for your shipment to arrive. Don’t forget about the special offers we gave you last week [...]

Don’t Get Tricked!

Halloween brings haunting laughter, spooky sighs, and creaking sounds. To celebrate the goofy science experiments, bubbling potion cauldrons, and smoking beakers, I wanted to make this slime inspired body wash. This neon green concoction has a little sparkle from the Silver Mica and will appeal to the mad scientist in your life. A finished bottle of [...]

Halloween Treats: Electric Slime Wash

Finished bars of soap with embedded bat rings.
Do you know kids who love Halloween? Here’s an easy project that will have them “oohing” and “aahing” while they help make gifts for friends and family! Come join us in the blog kitchen for this easy project! Ingredients Melt & Pour Soap Base, Transparent Punch Party Fragrance Purple Raspberry Dye, premixed with water * Lemon Yellow Dye, premixed with water [...]

Halloween Treats: Easy Melt & Pour Soap with Embedded Toys

A finished bottle of Bloody Body Wash ready for labels.
In October, I love curling up with Bram Stoker’s Dracula and other vampire books while I sip a cup of tea. I’m not the kind of person who enjoys haunted houses or scary movies, but vampire stories have appealed to me since my introduction to Dracula as a teenager. A finished bottle of Bloody Body Wash [...]

Halloween Treats: Bloody Body Wash

The finished bars of soap with a subliminal message in the pencil line! 1
Halloween has been my favorite holiday for a long time! I love fun Halloween themed bath and body products because they bring the holiday into my self-care routine and allow me to celebrate for just a little while longer. This year, I decided I wanted to bring Halloween into my shower with a pencil line [...]

Halloween Treats: Subliminal Messages Bar Soap

I can’t decide if Halloween is a dentist’s dream or nightmare. All that candy probably results in more than a few cavities, especially if children pull the same tricks as mine did – sneaking candy after they were in bed! But maybe dentists dread the uptick in toothaches. Likely a bit of both. Candy Corn inspired [...]

Halloween Treats

Finished jars of the Sweet Honey Hand Cream.
Now that the Autumnal Equinox has passed, I’ve been planning for cooler and drier weather. Today, I wanted to make a hand cream that is inspired by my childhood memories of harvesting honey and the sweet smell of honey that would drift through the house. I’ve selected a few fun ingredients to play with, so [...]

Sweet Honey Hand Cream

Before we fall into the accelerated pace of autumn and the holiday season, it’s a good idea to spend some time taking stock of what supplies you have on hand. No matter what you create, adventurous makers, you’ll probably be in the thick of it soon. Before you get started, make sure you don’t have [...]

October Challenge: What’s in Your Cupboard?

Arrowroot Powder is a favorite substitute for talc in body care products, and we are excited to have it back in stock for you! We love being able to offer a safe, plant-based talc alternative to our valued customers! Summer may be on the wane, but there are still plenty of warm temperatures ahead. Add [...]

Arrowroot is back!

Finished tins of Oh My Butter! 2
Last October, I ran a 10-day Soft Skin Challenge and I was asked for a different recipe without Lanolin. After making my test batches, losing and finding the recipe not twice, but three times, I finally got a chance to get into the blog kitchen to make this exciting recipe with you. Finished tins of Oh [...]

Oh My Butter! An Exciting Challenge for Soft Skin