When it comes to explicit instructions of how to follow a procedure, you can’t skip any details. Part of GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) is writing a good instruction set for anyone to pick up your job and make exactly what you make.
I’m not sure where this photo has come from, but I know it has circulated around the Internet. The commentary to go along with the photo is the wife giving the husband, who wants to help, these instructions: Honey, grab that bag of potatoes and peel half. Put them in a pot of water on the stove. I’ll be there in a minute.
Never get caught with your potatoes half peeled! Write good instructions so your staff can do what you do!
Valentine’s Day is next Sunday and I am super excited. I plan on making sugar cookies and frosting them with pink frosting and spending the rest of my weekend lounging in my chair with a book and a warm cup of tea. The perfect addition to my weekend plans would be a bath with a fabulous tub tea. Today I wanted to share one of my favorite tub teas! Give it a try and you will see why it is my favorite!
Recipe in Percentages
45% Epsom Salt
45% Milk Powder
2% Rose Buds
2% Calendula Petals
0.6% Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
0.4% Sandalwood Fragrance Oil
Combine the Epsom Salt, Milk Powder and Natrasorb in a mixing bucket or bag. Mix thoroughly. Add the desired fragrances and mix again. Add the Calendula Petals and Rose Buds. I found that the best way to have smaller particles of the Rose Buds and Petals was to rub them between my hands to crush before adding to the pail. Mix well. After the ingredients have been mixed together, fill each Large Heat & Seal Tea Bag with 1 ounce of the tub tea mixture. Seal with the iron.
I like to mix this in a 1 gallon pail with a lid. I put the lid on and shake the bucket. This recipe was fun to make and it filled 7 Large Heat & Seal Tea Bags. I did find that I preferred to lightly crush the Rose Buds to break up the buds before mixing.
The photos for this batch may look like I made more that what the recipe shows. That is because I did! I quadrupled the recipe when I made it for the swap and that is when I took the pictures.
How would you change this recipe? Would you change the fragrances, botanicals or something else? I would love to hear what you would do with this recipe!
Can you believe it? Today is Groundhog Day! While I have no idea how much longer winter will have its hold on the Northern Hemisphere, I can tell you that I can’t wait to get in the garden. I have visions of plump strawberries, rosy tomatoes and luscious lettuce. Before I get too far ahead of myself, I wanted to make a light lotion that would keep my skin moisturized, despite the changing weather. Come join me for this fantastic recipe!
I love this recipe because when you first apply it, the lotion is ultra light and silky. It takes a few seconds to rub in but when the lotion rubs in, the skin feels dewy and a nice powdery finish . It is amazing! If you looking for a light, hydrating lotion, I beg you to give this recipe a try. It is amazing and I want a whole 16 bottle to myself! Cheers!
I just received the most exciting news this morning! Our Orchid Extract is back in stock! I am so excited! If you have been waiting for this delightful extract, wait no longer. It is HERE!
If you have never used our Orchid Extract, you are in for a real treat. Orchid Extract is great at transforming all of your creams, lotions, and lip balms from nice to WOW! Looking to make your products into more of a luxury type item with added value? Try the Orchid Extract for yourself. I think it will surprise you!
Here are some of my favorite recipes using our Orchid Extract.
When I was in college, I would get up on Saturday mornings to go have coffee and breakfast with my best friend. Today we are hundreds of miles away, living different lives. While it is no longer practical for us to chat over breakfast, we send emails, letters and instant messages. I miss those mornings. In the spirit of nostalgia, I wanted to make a lip balm to celebrate those long morning chats. Come join me for the perfect coffee lover’s lip balm!
I am a hopeless romantic. Seeing pictures of flowers and hearing plans for candlelit dinners put stars in my eyes. That being said, I think one of the most romantic things ever are love letters. The thought of a billet-doux just sends me sighing longingly. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to celebrate with all of the romantics out there with a Love Notes Lip Balm. Come join me and we can share stories of the little things that make our hearts go pitter-patter.
I love how creamy and flavorful this lip balm is. While I did tint the lip balm a soft satin pink color, I think this is a great lip balm for both men and women. It is sweet, fruity and easy to apply. Yummy!
One of my favorite soap dishes is located in my guest bathroom. It is a creamy white bowl filled with clear, colored marbles. It is fun, simple and just a tiny bit sassy. There are tons of soap dishes out there and they are made out of a variety of materials. Glass, plastic, resin, ceramics, wood, bamboo, you name it!
For the next two weeks, I want you to share pictures of your favorite soap dish! You can email them to us or share on Facebook.
You can submit your entry either via email (email@example.com), Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter or on Facebook. Tag us on Pinterest, Instagram or Twitter with @mmtnsage and use the hashtags #FavSoapDish and #TheSage. (If you need help sharing your photos, let us know! We would be glad to help.) You must be an existing MMS customer to qualify. Submissions will be accepted until February 17th. The MMS team will then vote on their favorite soaps dishes.
Winners will receive hand selected items from my private stash! You won’t want to miss out. Happy photoing and I can’t wait to see what everyone shares!
I love spring time. There is something about watching the snow slowly melt and see blades of green make their way out of the landscape that is rejuvenating to the soul. Today I wanted to make a perfume stick that is the epitome of spring and rejuvenation. Come join me!
Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night because you dreamed of the coolest thing ever that you have to make? This dual color lip balm is the most recent project of mine that has woken me up in the middle of the night. Let me show you a tantalizing picture!
You probably looked at that and instantly thought, “Wow! That is so cool! I bet it required a fancy tool to make it.” I promise that it is much easier than it looks and you will impress every person who opens a tube of this lip balm. To make this tutorial easier, I’m using the Shea Butter Lip Solutions and the Big Lip Balm Tube. Feel free to use your favorite lip balm recipe and your favorite container!