Monthly Archives: June 2011

Finished Soap 2
In the summer there is nothing better than a rich lather soap with oils from the tropics. Enjoy the splendor from a rich lathering soap with the luxury of Shea Butter. Tropical beaches with warm sand and cold drinks are now no more than a shower away! Who knew such a rich, extravagant vacation [...]

Tropical Rose Soap

Finished soap. 5
Yesterday I shared the Chocolate Mint Layered Soap. While it was fun to make the soap, I do have to say that chocolate and mint reminds me of the winter holiday season, not the summer! I decided to make another layered soap with chocolate layers, but this time I wanted to use a vanilla layer. [...]

Chocolate & Vanilla Layered Soap

Finished Soap. 2
Lately I have been craving any chocolate that I could get my paws on. (I mean hands!) Now, I truly mean any chocolate. Chocolate bars, chocolate chips, chocolate ice cream, brownies, chocolate shakes, you name it. If it contained chocolate, I wanted it 10 minutes ago. 😛 I’m beginning to feel like I should [...]

Chocolate Mint Layered Soap

Weighing Emulsifying Wax 3
A little while ago I had someone ask for some help formulating a stiff but non-greasy hand cream for her husband. Her husband had been using a “No Crack” Super Hand Cream that he loved, but he had just ran out. He begged her to see if she could make something for him. I helped [...]

Honey-Do Super Hand Cream

Finished Soap
Yesterday I made a Huckleberry soap. Today I will be using the same recipe but with an increased percentage of the Huckleberry Fragrance Oil. The soap smells so wonderful I want to go find a berry patch and spend the day grazing. 🙂 Just be careful using this soap in bear country. You might lose [...]

Huckleberry Soap – Day 2

Weighing Fragrance Oil
The other day Tina asked me to make two soaps using our Huckleberry Fragrance Oil. She wanted me to record my temperatures, time it took to trace and which one I thought smelled better. I couldn’t wait to get started. I love Huckleberries. A local wood fired oven pizzeria has a dessert pizza has apples, [...]

Huckleberry Soap – Day 1

Sadie in her bed. 2
Can you believe that Sadie is now 10 weeks old? She has grown so much since we first got her and she still is small! When I last posted, Sadie was due to head to the veterinarian for her first check up and shots. I’m pleased to report that the veterinarian gave us a clean [...]

Sadie Keeps Growing!

Capping the finished lip balm. 5
Capping the finished lip balm.Lip Solutions after being melted in the microwave.Technically summertime is just around the corner, but I do feel that summer is here already. It isn’t just the warmer temperatures that make me to feel this way either, it’s my lip balm. 😮 My current favorite lip balm is easily applied [...]

Lip Solutions: Using the Plate Test

Melted Lip Solution 1
I am so excited to announce a new flavor we just released, Margarita Flavor Oil! These lip balm are definitely parties contained in a tube. This flavor is so incredibly similar to the drink, you might even fool a bartender! Come join me for this fun and party like flavor.  This flavor oil is pre-sweetened so [...]

Margarita Lip Balm

Weighing Stearic Acid 4
I have really enjoyed reading and researching these Heirloom Toiletry recipes. How amazing it is to make and use toiletries whose recipes are older than your grandmother! What a special way to connect to the generations that came before us. This recipe is from the book The Woman Beautiful by Helen Follett Stevans. Come join [...]

Heirloom Cold Cream – The Woman Beautiful

Finished Scrub 1
I am super excited about our newest flavor: Margarita. It is so fun and delicious, I had to make a frozen margarita salt scrub to match. Mnn. What a treat! Come join me for a margarita that can be enjoyed all times of the day. (You can even get your margarita fix at work. How [...]

Frozen Margarita Salt Scrub