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Honey Citrus Tea Lip Balm

LemonsThe weather has been bitter cold of late. I dread having to get the mail or go shopping for groceries. This is a bone deep cold that makes the joints ache and the teeth chatter. My problem is that I have grown bored of my regular repertoire of hot drinks. I am sick of hot chocolate, weary of coffee, disinterested in tea and horror of horrors, uninspired when it comes to Chai lattes. So I have turned to my last option, Honey Citrus Tea.

Finished Lip Balm. YUM!
Finished Lip Balm. YUM!

Honey Citrus Tea actually has no tea in it. It is a mix of fresh lemons, clover honey and hot water. It is wonderful for soothing throats and making one feel at home. Sometimes, I even add some cinnamon or ginger for a change. It really spices things up. Come join me for this cozy tasting lip balm.

Ingredients
Soy Lip Solutions
Honey Flavor Oil
Lemon USA Essential Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
286 g Soy Lip Solutions
2.8 g Honey Flavor Oil
1.4 g Lemon USA Essential Oil
Recipe in Ounces
0.63 lbs Soy Lip Solutions
0.1 oz Honey Flavor Oil
0.05 oz Lemon USA Essential Oil
Recipe in Percentages
98.5% Soy Lip Solutions
1% Honey Flavor Oil
0.5% Lemon USA Essential Oil

 

Adding Flavors
Adding Flavors

Start with the lip solution base of your choice. I will be using our Soy Lip Solutions base, but there are many to choose from. Select your favorite. Heat the base gently in the microwave until melted. Once the base has completely melted, add the Honey Flavor Oil and Lemon Essential Oil. Stir well.

 

Filling Lip Balm Tray
Filling Lip Balm Tray

From here, you can either pipette the mixture into your tubes or you can use a filling tray. I will be using a filling tray because they are simple and fast. If you are using a filling tray, insert your tubes into your tray. Flood the tray with your melted lip balm. Allow the mixture to cool. Scrape off the excess. I like to use a plastic putty knife. Remove the tubes from the tray and cap.

Scraping Excess Off
Scraping Excess Off

If you are going to pipette the lip balm into the tubes, fill the tube until you get a dome of liquid material at the top. Wax shrinks when it cools and doing this helps insure that you get a very pretty top. Fill all of your tubes making sure they are domed on the top before they cool. (You may need to reheat your jar of lip solutions during this process. This is normal and to be expected.) Allow the tubes to cool and cap.

Now you can give your lip balm a pretty label or put it into a cute bag. Enjoy this great lip balm or give as gifts! Happy holidays!

Taylor

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Apple Pie Lip Balm

ApplePieThanksgiving is just around the corner and I am so excited for our Thanksgiving feast. Every family has something that just shines at the dinner table. Some families have glorious golden stuffing while others have the creamiest potatoes. My family specializes in pie. Pumpkin pie, banana cream pie, pecan pie, blueberry pie and apple pie. We can have pies taking up one entire table! My three favorites are classic pumpkin pie, caramelized pecan pie and crisp apple pie. Yum!

Finished Lip Balm
Finished Lip Balm

This lip balm is inspired by my family’s apple pie. I’ll even see if I can share our recipe just in time for Thanksgiving. It is fabulous and have some secret ingredients that you may not expect but allow the bright flavor of fresh apples to shine through. In the mean time, let’s play around this making an apple pie lip balm!

Ingredients
Soy Lip Solutions
Caramel Toffee Flavor Oil
Green Apple Flavor Oil
Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
285 g Soy Lip Solutions
1.4 g Caramel Toffee Flavor Oil
2.8 g Green Apple Flavor Oil
0.3 g Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
Recipe in Ounces
0.63 oz Soy Lip Solutions
.05 oz Caramel Toffee Flavor Oil
0.1 oz Green Apple Flavor Oil
.01 oz Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
Recipe in Percentages
98.4% Soy Lip Solutions
0.5% Caramel Toffee Flavor Oil
1% Green Apple Flavor Oil
0.1% Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil

 

Adding Flavor Oils
Adding Flavor Oils

Start with the lip solution base of your choice. I will be using our Soy Lip Solutions base, but there are many to choose from. Select your favorite. Heat the base gently in the microwave until melted. Once the base has completely melted, add the Green Apple Flavor Oil, Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil and Caramel Toffee Flavor Oil. Stir well.

Filling Lip Balm Tray
Filling Lip Balm Tray

From here, you can either pipette the mixture into your tubes or you can use a filling tray. I will be using a filling tray because they are simple and fast. If you are using a filling tray, insert your tubes into your tray. Flood the tray with your melted lip balm. Allow the mixture to cool. Scrape off the excess. I like to use a plastic putty knife. Remove the tubes from the tray and cap.

Cooled Lip Balm
Cooled Lip Balm

If you are going to pipette the lip balm into the tubes, fill the tube until you get a dome of liquid material at the top. Wax shrinks when it cools and doing this helps insure that you get a very pretty top. Fill all of your tubes making sure they are domed on the top before they cool. (You may need to reheat your jar of Lip Solutions during this process. This is normal and to

Finished Lip Balm
Finished Lip Balm

Now you can give your lip balm a pretty label or put it into a cute bag. Enjoy this great lip balm or give as gifts! Happy holidays!

Taylor

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Sparkling Apple Juice Lip Balm

Sparkling Juice
Sparkling Juice

‘Tis the season of sparkling juices with fancy labels packaged in green wine bottles. I remember seeing these as a little girl while shopping with my mother. I loved the look of all of the beautiful bottles, expertly stacked to dizzying heights. I even remember the rare occasion when my parents would buy a bottle.  I remember thinking my little green Tupperware® cup had never held something that tasted so good. (To this day, sparkling juices taste better in Tupperware®.)

Lip Balm Solution
Lip Balm Solution

This lip balm is a lot of fun because you are not limited to just apple. Try making one with Black Cherry, Peach, Grape, Orange or even Blackberry Pomegranate Flavor Oils! Even add a little bit of cinnamon for a sparkling cider twist! Join me for a tasty lip balm!

Ingredients
Soy Lip Solutions
Champagne Flavor Oil
Green Apple Flavor Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
286 g Soy Lip Solutions
6 g Champagne Flavor Oil
3 g Green Apple Flavor Oil
Recipe in Ounces
0.63 lbs Soy Lip Solutions
0.2 oz Champagne Flavor Oil
0.1 oz Green Apple Flavor Oil
Recipe in Percentages
97.9% Soy Lip Solutions
2% Champagne Flavor Oil
1% Green Apple Flavor Oil

 

Adding Flavor Oils
Adding Flavor Oils

Start with the lip solution base of your choice. I will be using our Soy Lip Solutions base, but there are many to choose from. Select your favorite. Heat the base gently in the microwave until melted. Once the base has completely melted, add the Green Apple Flavor Oil and Champagne Flavor Oil. Stir well.

Pouring Lip Solutions into filling tray
Pouring Lip Solutions into filling tray

From here, you can either pipette the mixture into your tubes or you can use a filling tray. I will be using a filling tray because they are simple and fast. If you are using a filling tray, insert your tubes into your tray. Flood the tray with your melted lip balm. Allow the mixture to cool. Scrape off the excess. I like to use a plastic putty knife. Remove the tubes from the tray and cap.

Scraping Excess Off
Scraping Excess Off

If you are going to pipette the lip balm into the tubes, fill the tube until you get a dome of liquid material at the top. Wax shrinks when it cools and doing this helps insure that you get a very pretty top. Fill all of your tubes making sure they are domed on the top before they cool. (You may need to reheat your jar of Lip Solutions during this process. This is normal and to be expected.) Allow the tubes to cool and cap.

Finished Lip Balm. YUM!
Finished Lip Balm. YUMMY!

Now you can give your lip balm a pretty label or put it into a cute bag. Enjoy this great lip balm or give as gifts! Happy holidays!

Taylor

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Spiced Apple Cider Lip Balm

Hot Apple Cider
Hot Apple Cider

We have had a bout of bitter cold weather. I am miserable. My joints ache and I feel as if I can never get warm enough. When the weather gets like this, my drink of choice is Spiced Apple Cider. It is homey, it is sweet and most importantly, it is hot. Today we get to make a lip balm that tastes just like spiced apple cider. Yum! Join me. We can giggle in the kitchen and have a great time.

Finished Lip Balm
Finished Lip Balm
Ingredients
Soy Lip Solutions
Green Apple Flavor Oil
Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

 

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
285 grams Soy Lip Solutions
5.5 g Green Apple Flavor Oil
0.5 g Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
Recipe in Ounces
0.63 lbs Soy Lip Solutions
0.2 oz Green Apple Flavor Oil
0.02 oz Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
Recipe in Percentages
97.8% Soy Lip Solutions
2% Green Apple Flavor Oil
0.2% Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil

 

Collected Ingredients
Collected Ingredients

Start with the lip solution base of your choice. I will be using our Soy Lip Solutions base, but there are many to choose from. Select your favorite. Heat the base gently in the microwave until melted. Once the base has completely melted, add the Green Apple Flavor Oil and Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil. Stir well.

Adding Flavors
Adding Flavors

From here, you can either pipette the mixture into your tubes or you can use a filling tray. I will be using a filling tray because they are simple and fast. If you are using a filling tray, insert your tubes into your tray. Flood the tray with your melted lip balm. Allow the mixture to cool. Scrape off the excess. I like to use a plastic putty knife. Remove the tubes from the tray and cap.

Mixing Flavors into Lip Balm
Mixing Flavors into Lip Balm

If you are going to pipette the lip balm into the tubes, fill the tube until you get a dome of liquid material at the top. Wax shrinks when it cools and doing this helps insure that you get a very pretty top. Fill all of your tubes making sure they are domed on the top before they cool. (You may need to reheat your jar of lip solutions during this process. This is normal and to be expected.) Allow the tubes to cool and cap.

Pouring into filling tray
Pouring into filling tray

Now you can give your lip balm a pretty label or put it into a cute bag. Enjoy this great lip balm or give as gifts! Happy holidays!

Taylor

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Peppermint Bark Toffee Lip Balm

Peppermint Bark Toffee Photo Credit Whoa Foods
Peppermint Bark Toffee
Photo Credit Whoa Foods

The holiday season is upon us and the stores have laid out all of the winter treats. Peanut brittle, candy canes, chocolate covered jelly sticks, divinity, caramels and peppermint bark fill the shelves to near bursting. I can’t shop without some tempting treat calling my name.

This week, I will be sharing some fun lip balms that taste like these delectable treats without the calories.

Collected Ingredients
Collected Ingredients

One of my favorite holiday treats is brittle toffee coated in layers of milk and white chocolate sprinkled with bits of peppermint candy canes. Peppermint Bark Toffee is absolutely superb! Come join me as we make the calorie free version of this sweet.

Ingredients
Soy Lip Solutions
Caramel Toffee Flavor Oil
Chocolate Cream Flavor Oil
Peppermint Essential Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

 

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
285 g Soy Lip Solutions
3 g Caramel Toffee Flavor Oil
3 g Chocolate Cream Flavor Oil
0.85 gPeppermint Essential Oil
Recipe in Ounces
0.63 lbs Soy Lip Solutions
0.1 oz Caramel Toffee Flavor Oil
0.1 oz Chocolate Cream Flavor Oil
0.03 oz Peppermint Essential Oil
Recipe in Percentages
97.7% Soy Lip Solutions
1% Caramel Toffee Flavor Oil
1% Chocolate Cream Flavor Oil
.3% Peppermint Essential Oil

 

Adding flavors to melted lip balm
Adding flavors to melted lip balm

Start with the lip solution base of your choice. I will be using our Soy Lip Solutions base, but there are many to choose from. Select your favorite. Heat the base gently in the microwave until melted. Once the base has completely melted, add the Caramel Toffee Flavor Oil, Chocolate Cream Flavor Oil and Peppermint Essential Oil. Stir well.

 

Verifying everything is mixed well.
Verifying everything is mixed well.

From here, you can either pipette the mixture into your tubes or you can use a filling tray. I will be using a filling tray because they are simple and fast. If you are using a filling tray, insert your tubes into your tray. Flood the tray with your melted lip balm. Allow the mixture to cool. Scrape off the excess. I like to use a plastic putty knife. Remove the tubes from the tray and cap.

Gently flooding the lip balm filling tray
Gently flooding the lip balm filling tray

If you are going to pipette the lip balm into the tubes, fill the tube until you get a dome of liquid material at the top. Wax shrinks when it cools and doing this helps insure that you get a very pretty top. Fill all of your tubes making sure they are domed on the top before they cool. (You may need to reheat your jar of lip solutions during this process. This is normal and to be expected.) Allow the tubes to cool  and cap.

Waiting for the lip balm to cool
Waiting for the lip balm to cool

Now you can give your lip balm a pretty label or put it into a cute bag. Enjoy this great lip balm or give as gifts! Happy holidays!
Taylor

 

 

Cooled lip balm
Cooled lip balm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scraping the excess off
Scraping the excess off

 

 

 

 

 

Finished Lip Balm. YUM!
Finished Lip Balm. YUM!
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Rhonda’s Lanolin Butter

Finished Lanolin Butter
Finished Lanolin Butter

Answering phones mean I get to talk to people from all over the place. I absolutely love it! Recently Rhonda called asking for some help with a recipe for her very dry skin. Rhonda lives in such a dry climate that it common for her skin to dry so much it cracks and bleeds! Yikes! Rhonda really needs something that is an intense moisture holder.

Weighing Lanolin
Weighing Lanolin

I had considered using the Greatest Lanolin Butter Recipe, but after talking with Rhonda, we decided that something that was a little stiffer and less sticky would be best for her. I deceided to use the Greatest Lanolin Butter Recipe as a leaping off point instead.

 

Weighing Oils
Weighing Oils

I reduced the percentages of my major sticky components; lanolin and glycerin. I added Soy Wax to make the butter a little stiffer and Isopropyl Myristate to give a drier emoliency to the formula. Come join us for a tremendous recipe for severely dry skin!

Ingredients
Lanolin
High Melt Point Shea Butter
Tamanu Oil, Dewaxed
Vitamin E Natural
Glycerin
Isopropyl Myristate
Soy Wax
Conditioning Emulsifier
Liquid Germall Plus
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
80 grams Lanolin
42 grams HMP Shea Butter
24 grams Tamanu Oil
4 grams Vitamin E Natural
30 grams Glycerin
8 grams Isopropyl Myristate
6 grams Soy Wax
5 grams Conditioning Emulsifier
1 gram Liquid Germall Plus
Recipe in Ounces
2.82 oz Lanolin
1.48 oz HMP Shea Butter
0.85 oz Tamanu Oil
0.14 oz Vitamin E Natural
1.06 oz Glycerin
0.28 oz Isopropyl Myristate
0.21 oz Soy Wax
0.18 oz Conditioning Emulsifier
0.04 oz Liquid Germall Plus
Recipe in Percentages
40% Lanolin
21% HMP Shea Butter
12% Tamanu Oil
2% Vitamin E Natural
15% Glycerin
4% Isopropyl Myristate
3% Soy Wax
2.5% Conditioning Emulsifier
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus

 

Weighing Oils
Weighing Oils

Weigh everything except the Liquid Germall Plus and Vitamin E Natural into a microwave safe container. (If you are having a hard time measuring the lanolin, feel free to heat it slightly in the microwave. It is easier to measure when it is softer and more scoopable.) Heat gently until everything has melted.  Stir until the mixture has been mixed thoroughly. Add the Liquid Germall Plus and Vitamin E Natural.

Weighing Oils
Weighing Oils

If you are going to be adding any fragrance or essential oils, this would be the time to do it. Pour the butter into desired containers. I highly recommend using jars for this recipe. It is too difficult to get out of bottles. Trust me, I know.

Allow the mixture to cool. Do not worry if it takes a while to solidify. This is to be considered normal. Cap and label. Enjoy!

Weighing Oils
Weighing Oils

Notes: I really was surprised with the finished product. I was a little worried it would be too stiff and too tacky. It is just perfect. I have applied a little to the back of my hand. It does not feel heavy or greasy. It also has great staying power. I am in love! Rhonda will be trying this recipe, and a few others, to determine what her skin likes the most.

 

Melted Mixture
Melted Mixture

If you want to try this recipe for yourself, let us know in the comments field of your next order. We will be sending over 50 samples to the shipping department!

Taylor

 

 

Mixing Lanolin Butter
Mixing Lanolin Butter
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Creating Lip Tints – Nude

It never ceases to amaze me how I have the world of cosmetics and body care products at my finger tips. That can be both good and bad. I never have to put up with a lotion, lip balm or even fragrance that I do not like. However, it also means I am better off making small batches because I am addicted to the flavor, color, scent or product of the week.

 

This project is perfect for those like me who need plenty of options to keep things interesting and exciting. Today we will be making a nude lip tint. Now what do I mean by nude? I mean a lip tint that tones down the natural color of the lips making the appear more “nude”. This particular tint will work well for those who have red or even purple coloration to their lip. I do not know if this will work for those who have very dark lips. For you, it may turn white. Who knows?! We will have to try. (Anyone willing to test for us?)

I will be using our Soy Lip Solutions. If you want a more glossy product, I highly recommend using my personal favorite, the Mango Lip Solutions. We will only be using a small portion of the Soy Lip Solutions jar. This allows for plenty of color experimentation and fun!

Ingredients
Soy Lip Solutions
Blue Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
Coral Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
Yellow Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
White Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
Black Lip balm Color, Oil Soluble
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe: (Fills 10 regular lip balm tubes)

Recipe in Grams
42.5 grams Soy Lip Solutions
q.s. Blue Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
q.s. Coral Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
q.s. Yellow Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
q.s. White Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
q.s. Black Lip balm Color, Oil Soluble
Recipe in Ounces
1.5 oz Soy Lip Solutions
q.s. Blue Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
q.s. Coral Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
q.s. Yellow Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
q.s. White Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
q.s. Black Lip balm Color, Oil Soluble

Recipe Note:
Q.S. means quantity sufficient. The amount of color varies from person to person until you find the amount you like. Some of the colors in this need so little that it can be difficult to weigh the amount needed! So we use Q.S. to say use as much as you need to achieve the right color, flavor, etc.

Weigh 1.5 oz of Soy Lip Solutions into a small microwave safe. Heat the material gently until it has melted. At this time, I added approximately the same amount of two large peas of White Lip Balm Color and one medium pinhead of Coral Lip Balm Color. Stir the material well. Place one drop of the mixture of the lip tint onto a cool plate. This is what we call the plate test. This helps you to make sure you have the desired color.

After my first round of the plate test, I added half a large pinheads worth of Yellow Lip Balm Color and tested the color again. Then I added about the tip of a pin of Blue Lip Balm Color and the tip of a pin of Black. Play around with adding various amounts of color until you are satisfied with the finished color. My finished color works for me, but your personal preferences may change the amounts used.

Once I was satisfied with the color, I filled my lip balm tubes. Don’t forget! You can add some silver mica for shimmer should you so desire. Allow the lip balm to cool and enjoy!

If you enjoyed today’s blog, request one of these fabulous lip balm. Only 10 are going to shipping so note on your next order that you want one of the lip tints. Hurry! These will go fast.

Notes:
I did not flavor this batch of lip tint, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t. Add your favorite flavor and take pleasure from your own unique lip tint that is personalized to suit you and your fabulous tastes!

Additionally to give you an idea as to how much White Lip Balm Color but how little Black and Blue Lip Balm Colors that I used, I weighed my White color. I uses 1.1 grams of White Lip Balm Color. Wow!

Taylor

Finished Lip Tint
Finished Lip Tint
Weighing out Soy Lip Solution
Weighing out Soy Lip Solution
Melted Soy Lip Balm Base
Melted Soy Lip Balm Base
Adding White and Coral Oil Soluble Colors
Adding White and Coral Oil Soluble Colors
Adding Blue Oil Soluble Color
Adding Blue Oil Soluble Color
My plate test
My plate test

Stirring Lip Tint
Stirring Lip Tint
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Soft Foot Scrub

After a recent foot surgery, I have discovered what anyone who has ever been in a cast knows to be true. After just a few weeks, the skin itches like crazy while it sheds and peels. It is maddening to have that itching sensation that just won’t go away. I now feel intensely guilty for teasing my sister so much when I was a little girl when she broke her arm. Boy, if I had only known.

Today I wanted to make a foot scrub that would be gentle and soft on my tender skin while alleviating some of that itching. Come join me for a scrub that great for tender or even ticklish skin!

Collect Needed Materials:

Ingredients
Sugar
Red Clay
Grape Seed Oil
Sunflower Oil
Salt, Fine
Comfrey Extract
Horsetail Extract
Liquipar
Lavandin Essential Oil
Equipment
Scale
Spoon
Soap Bucket
Pipettes
Mold

 

Recipe:

Recipe in Ounces
1.94 oz Sugar
0.28 oz Red Clay
0.49 oz Grape Seed Oil
0.42 oz Sunflower Oil
0.20 oz Salt, Fine
0.07 oz Comfrey Extract
0.07 oz Horsetail Extract
0.04 oz Liquipar
0.01 oz Lavandin Essential Oil
Recipe in Grams
55 grams Sugar
8 grams Red Clay
14 grams Grape Seed Oil
12 grams Sunflower Oil
5.75 grams Salt, Fine
2 grams Comfrey Extract
2 grams Horsetail Extract
1 grams Liquipar
0.25 grams Lavandin Essential Oil
Recipe in Percentages
55% Sugar
8% Red Clay
14% Grape Seed Oil
12% Sunflower Oil
5.75% Salt, Fine
2% Comfrey Extract
2% Horsetail Extract
1% Liquipar
0.25% Lavandin Essential Oil

 

Weigh all of the dry ingredients into a mixing container.  Gently whisk everything so it is well mixed but the clay does not become airborne. Add the liquid ingredients. Stir well. Package into container and enjoy!

Notes: I used regular sugar but if you want something with a finer texture, I would recommend either grinding up the sugar you have or finding a fine bakers sugar. I also recommend packaging the finished  scrub in plastic, instead of glass. Wet hands on glass make for a slippery and dangerous combination in the bathroom. Remember, safety first!

Taylor

 

Finished Scrub
Finished Scrub
Weighing the dry ingredients
Weighing the dry ingredients
Whisking the dry ingredients
Whisking the dry ingredients
Adding the  extracts
Adding the extracts
Adding the Oils
Adding the Oils
Mixing the scrub
Mixing the scrub
Finished Scrub on my finger
Finished Scrub on my finger

 

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Salt Potpourri

Salt is a very diverse product. I use it for cooking, topping popcorn, mixing scrubs and even making salt potpourri. Salt potpourri is a simple way to incorporate your favorite scents into any space. I think that salt potpourri makes it so you don’t have to worry about hiding the bottle of room spray because the scent is coming from a part of your decor!

I enjoy walking into a softly scented room. It is so pleasant and refreshing, and it feels like a miniature celebration. Today I am going to make several jars of salt potpourri and use some of our recently released fragrance oils. Let me tell you about these yummy fragrances!

Amazon Fragrance Oil
This fragrance is a mixture of a tropical breeze and refreshing floral scent. A very fresh and delightful scent! I’m going to put a jute bag filled with Amazon salt potpourri into my car. It beats having the miscellaneous odors that come with having kids!

Coconut Cassis Fragrance Oil
You can never go wrong with a coconut scent and this scent has a wonderful mixture of coconut and currants! The cassis or currant part of this scent is sweet and fruity with a touch of spice that is paired perfectly with coconut. This is a new favorite of mine! This jute bag filled with Coconut Cassis salt potpourri will go into my office, for an uplifting scent for me to enjoy while I work. (Say it ka-sees and consider yourself a pro!)

Dirty Mimosa Fragrance Oil
The mimosa is a classic brunch cocktail and one of my favorite to make. Made from one part chilled dry champagne or dry sparkling wine and one part chilled orange juice, it is a enjoyable way to get some Vitamin C. Dirty Mimosa is our take on this delicious cocktail. You get dazzling citrus and sparkling green leafy notes balanced with earthy tobacco, sugar cane, coconut and vanilla. I’m stashing a jar of the Dirty Mimosa salt potpourri in the living room to bring some cheer into the evenings when I’m not busy running kids around!

Napa Valley Vineyard Fragrance Oil
Our Special Reserve fragrance is filled with fruity and rich Cabernet grapes with complementary notes of berries, clover and musk. I think this luscious scent is wonderful soap, lotion and naturally, salt potpourri. This jar of Napa Valley Vineyard salt potpourri is going into my bathroom as a way to pamper and soothe the soul after a long day. Bubble bath, here I come!

Cabana Boys Fragrance Oil
A summertime dream of vacationing at the beach or poolside, enjoying pineapple packed beverages served by cabana boys while sitting in a chaise lounge enjoying the tropical scenery. A new drink fragrance with sweet pineapple and citrus (no speedos here). Cocktail umbrellas are optional, but I think it makes the drink taste better! I’m going to tuck the jar of Cabana Boys salt potpourri in the kid’s bathroom.

After describing all these fragrances, I’m feeling a bit like a mixologist. Are you getting the sense that cocktails are the word of the day?

Ingredients
Salt, Extra Large or Jumbo
Fragrance or Essential Oil
Equipment
Pipettes
Strainer
Containers of choice

Directions:

Take the size of salt you desire, either Jumbo or Extra Large, and place enough salt that will fill your container(s) of choice into your strainer. We want to do a quick rinse of the salt to remove the powdery coating on the salt. Check out the photos and you will definitely see how the rinsed salt has more shine.

After the salt has dried, it is ready to place into your container. I have shown two options 1) glass jar with a lid that has holes (I’m using those small glass cheese containers) and 2) jute burlap drawstring bags. If you prefer any small open bowl or container can work as well. Always choose a glass container or natural fabric bags for displaying your salts. Fragrance and Essential Oils are strong solvents and will break down plastics.

Once the containers are filled with salt, then you add 1-2 ml of any fragrance or essential oil of your choice directly to the salt. Place the lid on the glass cheese containers and give a little shake when you want to freshen up your space. For the jute bags close the drawstring and give it a squish. I placed the jute bags onto a cardboard piece until ready to use.

When your salt potpourri starts to lose its scent, then add another 1-2ml of the same fragrance or essential oil or use a complementary new fragrance oil and start the fun all over again.

Enjoy the Salt!

Tonya

Extra large and large sized salt. Salt Potpourri. blog.thesage.com
Extra large and large sized salt
Salt in strainer
Salt in strainer
Large salt rinsed off
Large salt rinsed off
Rinsed salt
Rinsed salt
Containers filled with salt
Containers filled with salt
Adding fragrance to salt
Adding fragrance to salt
Finished product
Finished product
Assorted containers
Assorted containers
Salt placed in bag
Salt placed in bag
Adding fragrance oil
Adding fragrance oil

Bags filled with salt potpourri
Bags filled with salt potpourri
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Summer Fun with the Kids: Head to Toe Cream

I’ve had so much fun spending time with my kids and their friends as we made lots of goodies this summer. The kids have their own baskets of goodies, I have my “Don’t Touch – Mom’s Stash“, and my gift closet has a great collection of items. No more last minute gift shopping at my place! It was also fun to show my kids and their friends how easy it is to make these fun products just for themselves. They all had a great time and are super excited to use all the products they made!

The last thing we made together was body cream using the Head to Toe Cream Base. We added 1 fl oz of Freckles Fragrance Oil to the gallon and mixed well. One of the best things about this base is that you can use almost any of the 1 fl oz bottle of fragrance oil and scent the whole gallon pail. It makes the measuring super easy! Remember to always check the Fragrance Calculator so you are not over scenting.

Supplies Needed:

Another fabulous option is to get a Body Cream Kit or the Body Milk Lotion Kit. All the kits come complete with all the needed items to mix and scent your lotion base and they also include great labels.

This fun kid friendly activity only took us about 30 minutes to complete.

Enjoy and happy mixing!

Tonya

Finishing up filling several jars
Finishing up filling several jars
Mixing fragrance into Head to Toe Base
Mixing fragrance into Head to Toe Base

Scooping lotion into plastic baggie.
Scooping lotion into plastic baggie.
Zipping up plastic baggie
Zipping up plastic baggie

Filling 2 oz sized jars
Filling 2 oz sized jars
Cutting off corner
Cutting off corner

Much easier than using a spoon
Much easier than using a spoon
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