Monthly Archives: December 2009


Merry Christmas! We hope you have a wonderful day and if you need to travel, please travel safely. Enjoy your day and we will see you back in the New Year! Our first day of work in 2010 will be January 4th! UPS and USPS are closed. No deliveries will happen today. Don’t forget to submit [...]

Merry Christmas


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Mary’s Elbow Cream is similar to Tina’s Lanolin Butter in the fact that they both were created as heavy salves for rough skin. What is the difference? The Tina’s Lanolin Butter has Liquid Glycerin in it, which is water soluble. The Glycerin means that the Tina’s Lanolin Butter is an emulsified product. Mary’s Elbow Cream [...]

Mary’s Elbow Cream


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Cooled Lotion Bar on my finger.Recently we added Acai Butter to our catalog, and we have received several questions about what products can be made with this fun butter. Our response? Use it anywhere you would use other similar butters such as Shea, Mango, Almond or Olive Butters. Today, I’ll show you how to make [...]

Lotion Bar with Acai Butter




Finished scrub on my fingers.
Yesterday, I made the Spa-erific Salt Scrub as a gift jar and I promised that we would make the Winter Survival Sugar Scrub today. Collect needed items for the Winter Survival Sugar Scrub: Ingredients White Sugar Brown Sugar Sunflower Oil Liquid Glycerin Colorless Jojoba Oil Satsuma Fragrance Oil Honey Almond Fragrance Oil Equipment Scale Transfer Pipettes Containers for the finished products (Bottles and Jars) Jars: I used the 16 [...]

Mix Your Own Scrub Gift Jars, Part 2


Weigh salt into the jar.
Every Christmas, when I make various bath products as gifts for friends and family, I hear “How do you do that?” and “This must be so hard, I can’t believe you actually make this by hand!” or my personal favorite, “I wish I could make this!” This year, I actually have a solution for those [...]

Mix Your Own Scrub Gift Jars, Part 1



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Do you know anyone that has rough and chapped hands or feet? Every winter, I can guarantee if I don’t take care of my hands, they will become so rough that I’m more likely to have my hands catch on jackets and that always HURTS! I love this formulation as a bedtime ritual for healing [...]

Tina’s Lanolin Butter


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I had so much fun making this lip balm, I forgot to take pictures for my first six batches! This lip balm is a wonderful, non-fractionating type for the pocket. This is a lightly flavored lip balm. My intention was to have a smooth, buttery lip balm that kept a balmy mixture on the lips [...]

Macadamia Lip Balm


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Head to Toe CreamI have finished about 320 samples (2 fl oz) of the Head to Toe Cream and they will be shipping out with orders! Yippee! If you get one of these samples or you have used the Head to Toe Cream before, I would love to hear your thoughts about this cream. I [...]

Head to Toe Cream Samples



Opened macadamia nuts on the left and empty shells on the right
Macadamia nuts are plentiful on Oahu. A ripe, harvested nut looks like this: Ripe, harvested macadamia nuts. The crack open this nut, Mother Nature has given you a hint: look for the small white-ish dot and apply pressure there. Special nut crackers can be used or a direct hit with a hammer will work. Macadamia nuts are large [...]

Macadamia Nuts


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You may be wondering why I have been absent from this microphone, (Thank you, Paul Harvey). Well, let me tell you. Two years ago, my paternal grandparents started a plan to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They asked the family to join them in Hawaii. Grandma and Grandpa sprang for the beach house and we saved [...]

50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration