Taylor


About Taylor

I'm a twenty something happy, animal loving, curious experimenter. I love reaching back into history and trying old recipes for cosmetics or foods. I'm constantly asking "Why?" My curiosity has me trying new things. I love taking walks with my dog as well as staying at home to cuddle with the dog and my cats. Some of my favorite scents include Hinoki Wood, Rose Garden, Jasmine and Gladiator.


Have you ever ordered an oil and upon your box arriving, opened everything up and wonder why a product is so different from what you have gotten in the past? Welcome to natural variation; the delight, and horror, that every crafter will experience at some point. Think about it this way. Do you ever have [...]

My Oils Are Different! What Do I Do?


My finished scrub in a 1 oz jar.
I started my soap, lotion, lip balm and scrub making journey several years ago and I have shared many of my successes and my failures with our readers. With all of them, I am able to look back and laugh. Especially regarding my failures. I have done some doozies! I really appreciate being able to [...]

Sugar Scrubs – Less is More




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!





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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




Today is Boss’s Day! I wanted to wish everyone a wonderful Boss’s Day! Whether you work for someone else or you work for yourself, today is a day worth celebrating! What makes me say that? Well, we all have a tendency to look at our our to-do list and feel down because that list is [...]

Happy Boss’s Day!


Finished bottles of Beard Oil. 2
Good morning! Yesterday, I started discussing beards and products for beard wearers. A lot of men enjoy being able to grow out their facial hair but often run into some struggles regarding products. One of the chief complaints that I hear from men is that many products are heavy, tacky, or greasy and they make [...]

Beard Oil


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Our finished Beard Cream! No Shave November is coming up and I have gotten so many requests for a beard oil and other beard products. For the next few days, I want to share some great recipes in preparation of No Shave November! If you have a product in mind that you want us to cover, [...]

Beard Cream