Monthly Archives: March 2009

Starting to mix salt and fragrance oils.
Do you remember the Wassail and Diffuser Reed Bottles post on January 8th? If you remember these fun diffuser reeds, then you will enjoy today. We are going to change out the fragrance in the diffuser reed bottle, but what do you do with the oil that is still in the bottle? Empty the bottle [...]

Emptying Diffuser Reed Bottles

Finished spray waiting for labels. 4
So, yesterday we dealt with how to make perfumes with alcohol. What if you want to make clear sprays, but don’t want to deal with alcohol issues? Cyclomethicone to the rescue! OK, before we get too far into the cyclomethicone blog post, I need to explain that cyclomethicone is NOT the perfect solution. [...]

Monster Away Spray

I just received a notice from UPS about a possible shipment disruption in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming due to severe winter weather. Cause: Severe Winter Weather Affected ZIP Codes: Montana 59003 – 59043 59317 – 59351 North Dakota 58523 – 58530 58539 58643 – 58656 South Dakota 57650 – 57651 57701 – 57799 Wyoming 82701 – 82732 82213 – 82242 82601 – 82648 Impacted Services: Severe winter weather is [...]

Shipping Alert

Everclear perfume on the left and vodka perfume on the right. 3
Yesterday we covered room sprays, but what about perfumes and body mists? Using a body mist or perfume can help make a person smell nice when we go to events that we don’t want to smell like sweaty pigs, but we don’t want to smell like we have gone and jumped into a swimming pool [...]

Perfumes & Body Mists

One of the Product Sampler Room Sprays. 21
One of the Product Sampler Room Sprays.Are you familiar with the MMS Product Samplers? These Room Sprays are so much fun and they make your house smell good. I have heard several customers asking how to make room sprays just like these, so I thought I would answer this question in today’s post. Collect needed items: Water Fragrance [...]

Room Sprays

Mixing the lotion. 18
After using a face mask, it is highly recommended that you moisturize your face. Face creams are a nice addition to your products, whether or not you use a face mask. Light face creams can be also be a source of great bonding time with the family. When I was a little girl, I would [...]

Light Facial Cream

Filled jars. 6
Yesterday we made a clay face mask with oils, but if you have extremely oily skin, that mask won’t work well for you. Today I’m going to show you a clay face mask without oils. This mask is definitely more fluid than yesterday’s mask, easier to apply and cool on the skin. Collect needed items: Water Hydrovance Liquid Germall [...]

Another Clay Facial Mask

Mask in a jar. 29
Clay face masks are wonderful for removing excess oil, contaminants, and dead skin. Today we are going to make a clay mask. Collect needed items: Water Hydrovance Liquid Oil of your choice (I’m using Sunflower Oil) Emulsifying Wax Stearic Acid Clay of Choice (I’m using Pink Kaolin) Liquid Germall Plus Fragrance or Essential Oil of your choice (I’m using Lemongrass Essential Oil) Scale Transfer Pipette Mixing Spoon Mixing [...]

Clay Facial Mask

Filled bottles. 14
I’m not the most girly-girl, I’ll admit that right up front. I’d rather be out on the shooting range than any where else. My dad and I joke that the only powder I wear is gunpowder. Having said that, I enjoy hangnails, shredded fingernails, and dry cuticles as much as the next girl. Not! This brings [...]

Precious Cuticles

Page 32 of The Complete Soapmaker. 12
What does lye heavy soap look like? I want to show a photo from a well known book.This is Norma Coney’s book, The Complete Soapmaker. You may have a copy. The photo on page 32, as shown here, is the perfect example of what NOT to make. This soap is crumbly, chalky and [...]

Lye Heavy Soap

Blend the following with water then strain. Celery, Cucumbers, Zucchini, Squash, and Apples. 14
Botanicals are often added to soaps. While I don’t have problems with most botanicals there are ways to add these items and few problems. No sweets: if your fruit item is sugary sweet it will probably cause problems in your soap. If you must add a peach puree to your soap, then use a [...]

Botanicals in Soap