Dear readers, The end of the year is fast approaching. A few tips from my accountant are as follows: Pay your expenses so you can take the write off. This includes buying supplies for which you are waiting for their arrival! Hint: Shop now and ask for delivery in the new year. Find all your receipts. You can’t [...]

End of Year Help


Mixing Coconut Body Butter I love body butters. I love opening a jar of rich, soft white body butter and swiping my finger across the top of the firm and creamy product. I also adore slowly rubbing that body butter into the backs of my hands or my elbows or even my heels. Today, I wanted [...]

Creamy Coconut Body Butter


I've dusted off my soap box! 4
It isn’t everyday I find myself wanting to climb onto my soapbox and speak out loudly. But today is one of those days where I am going to dust off my soap box, climb up on top and speak my mind. Just what is it that I am thinking of? Porch pirates. Every year, as [...]

Stop Porch Pirates!



We have a special offer just for you!
I hope you have had a fabulous Saturday! I got a chance to do some preparations for Thanksgiving, and I’m excited about the holiday! We have a special offer just for you! To celebrate the weekend, I’m going to run a special until 6 am Tuesday morning! Every order over $120 that is placed between now and [...]

A Special Offer Just for You!


All it takes to fix a sugar scrub is a little salt!
We were asked about a sugar scrub base that was having a bit of issues. The Glycerin Scrub Base was enjoying the sugar that was finer than expected and the sugar dissolved very quickly causing a separation problem. I’ve noticed a difference in the sugar I buy in the last 30 years. It has changed! Let [...]

Salt rescues the Sugar!


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Oh my goodness! I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is next week! Where did the time go? There is so much to do and so much to plan for! If you are thinking of making lip balms, sugar scrubs, room sprays or even soap with family during the Thanksgiving break, take a quick inventory of what [...]

Pie Day Planning!



Have you ever done something where it sets off a chain of events that you couldn’t have envisioned would occur? It is like tipping over the first domino in an entire line and watching the whole line topple one by one. Not too long ago, the food industry had a legislation change and partially hydrogenated [...]

The Domino Effect – Product Availability


The left arm at the bottom of the photo looks amazing after 10 days of lanolin butter application.
How is your skin looking and feeling? I’ve decided to jump days and show you how great our volunteer’s arm looks after applying the Lanolin Butter for 10 days. After 10 days of lanolin butter application. Wow! Can you believe how much difference there is? The left arm at the bottom of the photo looks fantastic, and [...]

10-day Soft Skin Challenge with Lanolin Butter, Day 10


Our volunteer’s left arm before the second application of Lanolin Butter.
Have you noticed any difference in your skin yet? Are you taking pictures to compare the before and after? Our volunteer’s left arm before the second application of Lanolin Butter. Today our volunteer has shown a slight improvement in the appearance of the skin. The flaky appearance isn’t as noticeable and yet the skin isn’t looking smooth [...]

10-day Soft Skin Challenge with Lanolin Butter, Day 2



Our blob of Lanolin Butter before being applied.
I hope you’ve had enough time to get your ingredients and make your own batch of Lanolin Butter for our Soft Skin Challenge. We’re now starting the application challenge and share the pictures of our guinea pig volunteer’s arms for the next 10 days to give you an idea of how the skin looks after [...]

10-day Soft Skin Challenge with Lanolin Butter, Day 1


The scaly arm on day one before the first application! 1
Last week, I promised the start of a 10-day soft skin challenge. For this challenge, I’ve issued a few rules for myself and the others in my family that I’ve roped into the challenge with me. The scaly arm of our guinea pig on day one before the first application! Take a photo of your problem spot(s) [...]

Starting the 10-day Soft Skin Challenge! Fabulous recipe included!


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Finished Beard Balm I have had so much fun the other week making a variety of beard products! Today I want to make a fast and easy beard balm. I wanted something smooth and creamy that would remain solid at room temperature without getting heavy, greasy or tacky in the beard. This is a fast and simple [...]

Simple Beard Balm