There are a million and one reasons why you might be interested in making your own lotions, lip balms, soaps, perfumes, bath fizzies, foot soaks and all the other products that are part of personal care. Maybe you started on this journey due to allergies or you were looking for a way to save money. Perhaps you had a friend introduce you to the craft. I cannot possibly list all the factors that got you into this magical hobby.
Whatever the reason you are here, welcome. Ask questions. Send in ideas. We are your support/cheerleading team. Our team has over 20 years of crafting and teaching experience. Whatever you are planing to make, let us help you find the perfect recipe.
As the holidays approach there are a few things we cannot stress or recommend enough. If you want to be able to have consistent products every single time, we highly recommend getting a scale. Often a kitchen scale will work perfectly but the things you will be making and the size of your batches can change your scale needs drastically. For lip balm, we recommend getting a scale with 0.1 gram readability. For large batches of soap, we recommend a large capacity scale. If you want to do a little of everything, I highly recommend our 6100 Newton Compact Scale. This little scale is a powerhouse. I use it for all of my baking and crafting needs. Wow!
Another thing we recommend is a good workbook/notebook. Taking good notes is critical to duplicating a recipe or pinpointing a problem lot. If you already have a good system, cudodos to you! It can be hard to develop a good system then make it a habit. If you are having trouble keeping good notes, I have something that just may help. I have the perfect way to help keep track of recipes, dates and even those pesky lot numbers! I have a handy little sheet that you can print out and use to keep track of all of your notes!
To give a little jumpstart to keeping your world organized, we are hosting a little giveaway! This giveaway includes a binder filled with blank sheets waiting to be filled out, two MMS pens and a soap mold! Wow! That is one awesome box. I have even better news! We will be choosing five winners. Just comment here on the blog telling us why you want to win. We will choose our winners on Thursday, November 12th. Be sure to enter!