Monthly Archives: January 2010

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Have you ever had a birthday sneak up on you so suddenly? I have and it usually means I’m scrambling to find the perfect gift at the last minute. Today, I’ll show you how to make a money rose for those surprise occasions or the recipient that is next to impossible to shop for. This [...]

Money Roses

Pouring the soap into the mold.
When you live in a climate like ours, winter always seems cold, long and dreary. During the worst of the winter months, we keep our spirits uplifted with various products designed to transport our minds to warmer climates. Not only does the bright yellow color of the Winter Sunshine Soap help boost our spirits, but [...]

Winter Sunshine Soap

Cut soap.
Earlier this year we made the Oatmeal & Honey Almond Soap. Once again, we are going to make soap with oatmeal. Today’s batch of soap will be similar to the Oatmeal Cinnamon Soap Recipe, but I’ve made several changes to suit the ingredients I have on hand, as well as make this batch easier to [...]

Oatmeal Cinnamon Soap

Filling the jars. 9
I’m sure at one point or another, we all have been up and running all day on our feet. Unfortunately, by the time the day is over, our feet hurt and we just want to sit. Now, you can sit and soak your feet with the Peppermint Candy Sticks Foot Soaks and then gently massage [...]

Minty Foot Cream

Filling the jars. 16
Easy Does It Coconut Cream on my finger.Easy Does It Coconut Cream, I think the name says it all! This super thick cream is wonderful for the whole body. I would highly recommend short and wide jars or our Grand Oval Bottles for this cream. I lightly scented this cream with our Orange Valencia Essential [...]

Easy Does It Coconut Cream

Hoarfrost on an evergreen bush.
Hoarfrost on an evergreen bush.As I said earlier today, our weather has been cold and foggy. I took this fantastic picture of hoarfrost just outside our building. I just had to share this picture with you. During the last week or so, we have had lots of hoarfrost each morning and it is beautiful! Some [...]

Cold with Lots of Frost

Pouring the cream into the jars. 14
Lately, our weather has been cold and foggy with little sunshine to perk up the day. I decided that I needed to make a cream to give me the feel of summer so I can survive the winter blues. This wonderful cream is lightly scented. My favorite thing about this light cream is the fact [...]

Mango Body Cream

Body Butter on my finger.
This butter melts smoothly just from the warmth of your hands. I think this would be wonderful as a massage butter. This Basic Body Butter has been a staff favorite for several years now and I imagine that once you try it, the butter will become your favorite too! Today, we will be going unscented! Collect [...]

Basic Body Butter

Tummy & Toe Jam on my finger. 4
Who wouldn’t want a cream called Tummy and Toe Jam? This fun cream is perfect for kids or those who are kids at heart. Simple enough to make with a classroom full of kids without loosing their attention, this cream can be made from start to finish in about 15 minutes. Collect needed items: Ingredients Emulsifying Wax Stearic Acid Liquid [...]

Tummy & Toe Jam

Adding the fragrances and preservative. 6
Everybody has a scent or two that brings fond memories to mind. Peach is one of the scents that triggers fond memories for me. Every fall, my family cans peaches and it usually takes an entire day to can enough peaches to last until the next fall. It is always a day filled with fun, [...]

Honeysuckle Peach Lotion

Adding oils to the beaker. 6
When we arrived in Hawaii back in November, one of the first things I noticed was the heady plant scents floating through the airport. While I was in Hawaii, I actually got to smell a tuberose and I couldn’t believe my nose. I really thought I was back in the warehouse, packing our Kailua Bay [...]

Kailua Bay Lotion