Monthly Archives: November 2012



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I love lip scrubs! They are my favorite way to pamper myself and so easy to make. If you don’t believe me, our blog now has 8 recipes for lip scrubs! Because lip scrubs are so fast and easy to make, I decided to show that you don’t need lots of ingredients to make these [...]

Shea Butter Lip Scrub


Completely filled lip balm tubes. 24
As the weather is changing, I have find my lips are trying to dry out and chap. The recent series, Starting with an Empty Cupboard, inspired me to make a lip balm and KISS (Keep it simple, Sue). I decided to go look at my newly filled cupboard and find some ingredients to make a [...]

Simple Shea Butter Lip Balm



A Hostess Cupcake. Public Domain Image by Evan Amos. 7
A Hostess Cupcake. Public Domain Image by Evan Amos. I’ll admit that I check the news on a sporadic timetable. One to three times a week and even then, I skim to find articles about business, crafts, good deeds and news about the political climate here in China. When I saw the news about the Hostess [...]

Shopping as a Consumer


Strained lard that is still hot. 11
If you remember, last week I posted a teaser photoof my first batch of rendered lard. I had so much fun with this project and I haven’t even gotten to make soap yet!I referenced our Soapmaker’s Forum as well as Punk Domestics and A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa. All three sources were extremely [...]

Rendering Lard


Looking for great gift ideas? Sign up soon to take a class that will teach you some fun, easy and economical ways to make all those great gifts. All of your supplies will be provided. You will be making and taking two containers of each of the items we are making in the class. What [...]

December 2012 Class Schedule



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Happy Thanksgiving! I wanted to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving Day. No matter if you are having turkey, ham, tofu, chicken, beef or fish for your Thanksgiving meal, I hope it brings enjoyment, laughter and a good time. I hope you have a wonderful day and if you need to travel, please travel [...]

Happy Thanksgiving!


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It is Pie Day! You may be wondering what Pie Day is. Pie Day is the day before Thanksgiving that is the day that some foods (including pies) are prepared in advance for many big dinners tomorrow. Here at Majestic Mountain Sage we will work until noon so that we have time to go home [...]

Pie Day!


My first batch of rendered lard. 13
My first batch of rendered lard.I’ve been playing in my kitchen recently and I’ve learned a new thing! You may be asking what I learned, so I will share this teasing picture with you. Don’t worry as I promise that I’ll share all the details and the whole process with you soon! If the picture doesn’t [...]

Upcoming Blog Teaser




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Chamomile Lemon Tea.I can’t believe that is Friday! In a mere six days, those of our readers in the USA will be celebrating Thanksgiving. I hope you will enjoy the day and hopefully spend it with family and loved ones. Now onto the giveaway of the week! If you remember the giveaway from two weeks [...]

Freebie Friday!


Class Photo -Look What I Made- Barbara Tonya Carolyn Paige Sharon 4
This is a easy product to use and to give as great gifts. My children and I got the Bubble Bath Gift Kit last year, we made the bottles and my children gave the finished products to all of their friends for holiday gifts. The process was super easy and we had a very fun [...]

Bubble Bath using a Base