Monthly Archives: April 2011

Sadie today in comparison to a nickle in Mitch's hands. 3
At our location in Nibley, we have quite the collection of critters. Muskrats, pheasants, Canada Geese, and even some cats. When we first moved into the building last year, there were several kittens that lived in the area. We began feeding the kittens in hopes that we would be able to socialize them enough to [...]

Meet Sadie!

Soy Lip Solutions 2
I am sure many of you know that I absolutely adore vanilla. Mnnn. It isn’t hard to see why vanilla is the world’s most popular flavor. However, I can not resist changing things up a bit. I love to blend colors, flavors and textures. I like things with excitement. While this lip balm is right up [...]

Vanilla Mint Lip Balm

Weighing Oils 3
Technical suport received a phone call from Fran asking for help to formulate a lotion for dry skin. She lives in Colorado so her climate is similar to ours, a high mountain area with less oxygen per cubic foot and very dry, dry air. (By the way, did I mention it is dry here?) What [...]

Fran’s Avocado Oil Lotion

I know it has been a while since we have done Tea Tuesday, two weeks to be exact. I have finally gotten caught up with the requests and all notes are written with a few going out today. This fun promotion has caught the attention of a few blog relay sites and the [...]

Tea Tuesday – April 12

Finished Salts
I am so excited for spring, I can’t stand it. I am up early in the morning to watch the sun rise over the mountains, a cup of tea in hand hoping I will watch plants grow before my eyes. (I am up even before the chickens! That’s early.) It is getting there. I am [...]

Spring Potpourri Salts

Completely finished liquid soap! 54
Recently, I was asked to show how to make a batch of liquid soap that was a 100% Olive Oil batch. This batch of soap was easy to make, but definitely a learning experience during the dilution phase! Collect needed items: Ingredients Olive Oil Potassium Hydroxide Water (I used Reverse Osmosis.) Equipment Scale Soap Spoons Gloves Crock pot or Double Boiler system Safety goggles, anti fog [...]

Olive Oil Liquid Soap