Yearly Archives: 2017


Dear readers, The end of the year is fast approaching. A few tips from my accountant are as follows: Pay your expenses so you can take the write off. This includes buying supplies for which you are waiting for their arrival! Hint: Shop now and ask for delivery in the new year. Find all your receipts. You can’t [...]

End of Year Help


A jar of the finished body butter. 2
A jar of the finished body butter. I love body butters. I love opening a jar of rich, soft white body butter and swiping my finger across the top of the firm and creamy product. I also adore slowly rubbing that body butter into the backs of my hands or my elbows or even my heels. [...]

Creamy Coconut Body Butter


I've dusted off my soap box! 4
It isn’t everyday I find myself wanting to climb onto my soapbox and speak out loudly. But today is one of those days where I am going to dust off my soap box, climb up on top and speak my mind. Just what is it that I am thinking of? Porch pirates. Every year, as [...]

Stop Porch Pirates!




All it takes to fix a sugar scrub is a little salt!
We were asked about a sugar scrub base that was having a bit of issues. The Glycerin Scrub Base was enjoying the sugar that was finer than expected and the sugar dissolved very quickly causing a separation problem. I’ve noticed a difference in the sugar I buy in the last 30 years. It has changed! Let [...]

Salt rescues the Sugar!










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Finished Beard Balm I have had so much fun the other week making a variety of beard products! Today I want to make a fast and easy beard balm. I wanted something smooth and creamy that would remain solid at room temperature without getting heavy, greasy or tacky in the beard. This is a fast and simple [...]

Simple Beard Balm