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Soy Cuticle Jelly

Thursday, July 17th, 2014
Raspberries are ripening all throughout the valley and that means in my spare time, I am only in one place. The berry patch. I have loved the sun kissed berries bursting over my tongue, the sweet yet tangy flavors bursting in my mouth. Yummy! I have even taken to listening to audio books while out there so as to extend my time plucking berries from their thorny branches. My glee at the mound of small red berries is dampened by one thing. Those dratted thorns. They are absolutely catastrophic to my hands and cuticles. My hands are covers in minute scratches, making small tags that catch on everything! I have been using a jar of our Head to Toe cream and that has done wonders but my cuticles are still looking horrid. Come join me today for a cuticle jelly that will aid even a gardener’s shredded hands! 

I wanted to start my recipe out with using soy wax. Soy wax is an amazing product. First, it is completely vegetable derived. It also is white in color. I love Candelilla Wax and Carnauba Wax but I was using other items in my formulation to achieve a beautiful yellow color. I wanted to a lighter opacity that would affect the color of my finished product.

I also added Lanolin. Lanolin is great at creating barriers for moisture. This means it prevents the water from evaporating, allowing your skin to remain moisturized and soft. One of my favorite things about lanolin is that a very small amount goes a long way. Yay for lanolin!

Next I added Golden Jojoba into my formulation. Jojoba Oil is actually a liquid wax. Its chemical structure makes it very similar to oils that are naturally occurring in the skin. This is why so many people say Jojoba Oil feels “natural” to them.

Finally, I added Squalane. It is very similar to the substance Squalene, which is a natural lubricant and moisturizer found in the skin. Squalane is derived from olives making it vegan! You will love Squalane because it really adds pizazz to your finished product.

 

Difficulty Rating: EASY

Start to finish: Less than 45 minutes*

Ingredients
Soy Wax
Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
Cocoa Butter, White
Mango Butter
Lanolin
Sunflower Oil
Golden Jojoba Oil
Vitamin E Natural
Squalane
Green Tea & Cucumber Fragrance Oil
Blue Oil Soluble Lip Balm Color
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
2 grams Soy Wax
30 grams Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
5 grams Cocoa Butter, White
10 grams Mango Butter
8 grams Lanolin
30 grams Sunflower Oil
12 grams Golden Jojoba Oil
1 grams Vitamin E Natural
1.75 grams Squalane
0.25 grams Green Tea & Cucumber Fragrance Oil
Q.S. Blue Oil Soluble Lip Balm Color
Recipe in Ounces
0.07 oz Soy Wax
1.06 oz Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
0.18 oz Cocoa Butter, White
0.35 oz Mango Butter
0.42 oz Lanolin
1.06 oz Sunflower Oil
0.42 oz Golden Jojoba Oil
0.04 oz Vitamin E Natural
0.06 oz Squalane
0.01 oz Green Tea & Cucumber Fragrance Oil
Q.S. Blue Oil Soluble Lip Balm Color
Recipe in Percentages
2% Soy Wax
30% Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
5% Cocoa Butter, White
10% Mango Butter
8% Lanolin
30% Sunflower Oil
12% Golden Jojoba Oil
1% Vitamin E Natural
1.75% Squalane
0.25% Green Tea & Cucumber Fragrance Oil
Q.S. Blue Oil Soluble Lip Balm Color

Weigh everything except the Vitamin E Natural, Squalane, fragrance oil and color into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until everything has melted. (This will be at just about 150ºF so that the Soy Wax has been able to completely melt.) Add the Vitamin E Natural, Squalane and fragrance oil. Dip the end of a toothpick into the blue lip balm color and stir the color into the cuticle jelly. Allow the cuticle jelly to cool and pipette into lip brush pens. Insert the brush end into the tube and press until it snaps closed. Cap, label and enjoy!

 

*Labeling your products may increase the length in time it takes to make this project from start to finish.
Taylor

Finished Cuticle Jelly

Finished Cuticle Jelly

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Melted Oils

Melted Oils

Adding Squalane and Vitamin E Natural

Adding Squalane and Vitamin E Natural

Adding Color and Fragrance Oil

Adding Color and Fragrance Oil

Stirring Cuticle Jelly

Stirring Cuticle Jelly

Filling the Lip Brush Pens

Filling the Lip Brush Pens

Cooled Cuticle Jelly

Cooled Cuticle Jelly

Attaching Brush Heads

Attaching Brush Heads

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Salty Margarita Lip Scrub

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
I think salt is amazing. Add a little to food and the flavors pop on your palette. Add salt to oils and you have an easy body scrub. Add salt to watercolors and get beautiful effects. Add salt to ice and you can make ice cream! Salt is truly amazing. 

So when Andee approached me the other day and asked me to make a margarita lip scrub with some salt, I immediately said YES! There was no way I was going to pass up a chance at making a lip scrub using the beautifully multicolored salt from Utah. After all, why not use items that are available locally?!

I used my Sweet & Salty Chocolate Bacon Lip Scrub as a starting place for creating this recipe. I did change around a few items to create a creamy and smooth base that I could then add the sugar and salt to. I think the addition of salt makes this flavor oil seem all the more true. Yummy! I will be sending over 50 samples to shipping department to go out with orders. (That is if I can keep my coworkers from taking all of the jars home. You had better hurry quick!) Request one in your next order to try how good this is for yourself!

 

Ingredients
Beeswax
Mango Butter
Sunflower Oil
Vitamin E Acetate
Margarita Flavor Oil
Salt
Sugar
Blue Oil Soluble Lip Balm Color
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
2 grams Beeswax
36 grams Mango Butter
20 grams Sunflower Oil
2 grams Vitamin E Acetate
4 grams Margarita Flavor Oil
6 grams Salt
130 grams Sugar
Q.S. Blue Oil Soluble Lip Balm Color
Recipe in Ounces
0.07 oz Beeswax
1.27 oz Mango Butter
0.71 oz Sunflower Oil
0.07 oz Vitamin E Acetate
0.14 oz Margarita Flavor Oil
0.21 oz Salt
4.59 oz Sugar
Q.S. Blue Oil Soluble Lip Balm Color
Recipe in Percentages
1% Beeswax
18% Mango Butter
10% Sunflower Oil
1% Vitamin E Acetate
2% Margarita Flavor Oil
3% Salt
65% Sugar
Q.S. Blue Oil Soluble Lip Balm Color

Weigh the beeswax, Mango Butter and Sunflower Oil into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until liquid. In a separate container mix the sugar and salt, making sure they are distributed evenly. Add the salt/sugar mixture, Margarita Flavor Oil and Vitamin E Acetate to the melted oils. Stir well. Put into jars or pots for use. Enjoy!

 

Notes: Much to my chagrin, I discovered I had not added the color until after the salt and sugar were added. As you can see from my photos it made mixing so difficult, I had to dump my product into a plastic bag. I HIGHLY recommend that you add any desired colors to the liquid oils prior to adding the salt/sugar mixture. It will make your life much easier.
Taylor

Beautiful Lip Scrub with Crystal Spatula

Beautiful Lip Scrub with Crystal Spatula

Weighing Beeswax

Weighing Beeswax

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Sugar

Weighing Sugar

Weighing Salt

Weighing Salt

Melted Oils

Melted Oils

Adding Vitamin E and Flavor Oil

Adding Vitamin E and Flavor Oil

Adding Sugar/Salt Mixture to Oils

Adding Sugar/Salt Mixture to Oils

Mixing Scrub - Wait! Where is the color?

Mixing Scrub – Wait! Where is the color?

Adding the color

Adding the color

Color ready to mix in

Color ready to mix in

Struggling to mix in color

Struggling to mix in color

All mixed!

All mixed!

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Coffee Lip Scrub

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
I think we are lip scrub junkies here! Lip scrubs are easy to make, and are great additions to gift baskets, product lines and more. If you already offer body scrubs and lip balms, then you should try lip scrubs. They are easy, fun and even tasty!

 

Are you still worried about lip scrubs being complicated? Don’t worry about it! I’ll tell you why I chose the ingredients I did so you can see how easy they are. Let’s go have some fun!

Sugar: To have a lip scrub, one must use an exfoliant and sugar is the kinder exfoliant to the lips. (Plus it tastes good!)

Coffee Butter: To make a proper coffee lip scrub, it is a requirement to use this yummy butter!

Shea Butter: I love the texture that Shea Butter contributes to a finished lip scrub. The creamy feel and low odor of Shea Butter makes it an ideal ingredient to use.

Peach Kernel Oil: I enjoy using Peach Kernel Oil in a variety of lip products because it doesn’t feel a heavy or tacky feeling on the lips like Castor Oil can have.

Vitamin E Acetate: I wanted to extend the shelf life of this product by slowing the oxidation process. Vitamin E Acetate was my first choice!

I flavored this lip scrub with Natural Vanilla Oil and Coffee Flavor Oil. This scrub really doesn’t need the extra sweetener, so we can skip using the Sugar Baby or Sugar Kisses Flavors. Trust me, it is fabulously yummy without these extra flavors!

The finished lip scrub on my finger.

The finished lip scrub on my finger.

Ingredients weighed into the food processor bowl.

Ingredients weighed into the food processor bowl.

Let’s go make some now!

Collect needed items:

Ingredients
Sugar
Coffee Butter
Shea Butter
Peach Kernel Oil
Vitamin E Acetate
Coffee Flavor Oil
Natural Vanilla Oil
Equipment
Scale
Transfer Pipettes
Microwave safe container
Food Processor *See Notes*
Spoons
10 mL Lip Balm Jars

Recipe: (Makes 100 grams or 3.53 ounces)

Recipe in ounces:
2.29 ounces Sugar
0.35 ounces Coffee Butter
0.35 ounces Shea Butter
0.35 ounces Peach Kernel Oil
0.04 ounces Vitamin E Acetate
0.01 ounces Coffee Flavor
0.04 ounces Natural Vanilla Oil
Recipe in grams:
65 grams Sugar
10 grams Coffee Butter
10 grams Shea Butter
10 grams Peach Kernel Oil
1 grams Vitamin E Acetate
3 grams Coffee Flavor
1 grams Natural Vanilla Oil
Recipe in Percentages:
65% Sugar
10% Coffee Butter
10% Shea Butter
10% Peach Kernel Oil
1% Vitamin E Acetate
3% Coffee Flavor
1% Natural Vanilla Oil

Weigh all of the ingredients into the food processor bowl. Gently pulse the ingredients together until thoroughly mixed. Once the scrub is mixed together, fill the jars and cap.

Notes:
If you want to make a small batch, you can easily use a small personal blender like I did for these photos. I used a food processor attachment for a stick blender.

How do I use this?:
I’ve been asked over the phone about how I use a lip scrub, so here is how I use a lip scrub. Scoop a pea sized amount out of the jar. Using your finger, rub the scrub over your lips. Don’t scrub too much, or you can irritate your lips. Now you can either wipe your lips off, or lick them! Apply a lip balm and now you have pampered your lips!

This simple lip scrub reminds me of a sweet coffee treat and is a great way to get your coffee flavor fix without indulging on a large coffee. I hope you enjoy this scrub as much as I do!

Enjoy!

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Daily Oatmeal Scrub – Day 2

Friday, June 6th, 2014
Yesterday we made a fabulous oatmeal face scrub but I felt it was a little gummy and sticky in texture. I wanted something that can gave the same after effect without feeling so, well… pasty! I have attempted to light this formulation with the addition of Natrasorb. Come join me to see if this formula variation was successful!

Yesterday when I ground the oatmeal, it still was a little coarse. There were partial pieces of the rolled oats and I felt it was just too much. Today I decided to grind it longer and my result was more of an oat flour. I think I would rather have it somewhere in between because the finer the oatmeal is, the more gummy the scrub becomes.

I am glad I decided to add the Natrasorb. If I hadn’t been working with oat flour, the texture would have been perfect.

I also reduced the percentages of the essential oils. I loved the overall blend but felt it was just a little too strong. I wanted something more subtle, like the products you find at a high end spa. I can’t wait to take some of this to my esthetician. I am sure she will love it!

 

Ingredients
Dry Flo TS
Fine Ground Oatmeal
Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
Bentonite Clay
Allantoin
Natrasorb
Lime Essential Oil
Lavender Essential Oil, Bulgarian
Helichrysum Essential Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
180 g Dry Flo TS
120 g Fine Ground Oatmeal
8 g Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
20 g Bentonite Clay
8 g Allantoin
62.8 g Natrasorb
0.8 g Lime Essential Oil
0.2 g Lavender Essential Oil, Bulgarian
0.2 g Helichrysum Essential Oil
Recipe in Ounces
6.35 oz Dry Flo TS
4.22 oz Fine Ground Oatmeal
0.28 oz Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
0.71 oz Bentonite Clay
0.28 oz Allantoin
2..22 oz Natrasorb
0.03 oz Lime Essential Oil
0.01 oz Lavender Essential Oil, Bulgarian
0.01 oz Helichrysum Essential Oil
Recipe in Percentages
45% Dry Flo TS
30% Fine Ground Oatmeal
2% Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
5% Bentonite Clay
2% Allantoin
15.7% Natrasorb
0.2% Lime Essential Oil
0.05% Lavender Essential Oil, Bulgarian
0.05% Helichrysum Essential Oil

Place a container on your scale and fit it with a bag. This helps with clean up and mixing. Weigh all of the ingredients together. Remove the bag from your container and mix well. You want to make sure you don’t have any clumps from the essential oils being added. Once the mixture is fully mixed, spoon the material into jars. You can even use one of our fabulous shaker bottles for less hassle in the bathroom.

I was much happier with today’s recipe. Besides changing the particle size of the oatmeal, I would leave everything else as is. Because the oatmeal was so fine, this lost a lot of scrubbing capability but that is easily remedied next time. After use, my skin felt smooth and clean. I also like the the essential oil usage rate was lowered. It makes this product more like the products used when I go for a facial. Now I can keep up with my skin in-between appointments and I could be happier. Try this recipe for yourself or for friends and family members. I am sure they will love it!

To use shake approximately half a teaspoon of the dry scrub into your hand. Add a little water and rub your hands together creating a creamy paste. Gently rub the mixture into the face, using a small circular motion. Massage your face for 1 minute, then rinse thoroughly. Because this scrub is designed to add water only when it is intended to be used, we don’t need to worry about a preservative. This takes a lot of worry and math out of this product!
Taylor

Finished Product

Finished Product

Weighing Dry Flo TS

Weighing Dry Flo TS

Weighing Ingredients

Weighing Ingredients

Weighing Ingredients

Weighing Ingredients

Pulling the sides of my bag up the weigh the Natrasorb

Pulling the sides of my bag up the weigh the Natrasorb

Adding Essential Oils

Adding Essential Oils

Ready to use Scrub

Ready to use Scrub

Wet Scrub ready to apply

Wet Scrub ready to apply

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Daily Oatmeal Face Scrub – Day 1

Thursday, June 5th, 2014
I wanted to make a facial scrub that was gentle enough to be used daily yet still contributed a smooth, supple sensation to the delicate skin of the face.
I started with finely ground oatmeal. Oatmeal has long been used in the world of cosmetics and beauty because it is reputed to reduce inflammation and combat dryness.

I also wanted to use Dry Flo TS. Dry Flo TS is tapioca starch that gives a silky smooth feel to heavy and/or wet feeling products.

I added clay to give a silky feeling. I really liked this formulation but I felt that the oatmeal and clay made this recipe just a little too heavy.

 

Ingredients
Dry Flo TS
Fine Ground Oatmeal
Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
Bentonite Clay
Allantoin
Lime Essential Oil
Lavender Essential Oil, Bulgarian
Helichrysum Essential Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
180 g Dry Flo TS
161.6 g Fine Ground Oatmeal
8 g Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
40 g Bentonite Clay
8 g Allantoin
1.6 g Lime Essential Oil
0.4 g Lavender Essential Oil, Bulgarian
0.4 g Helichrysum Essential Oil
Recipe in Ounces
6.35 oz Dry Flo TS
5.7 oz Fine Ground Oatmeal
0.28 oz Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
1.41 oz Bentonite Clay
0.28 oz Allantoin
0.06 oz Lime Essential Oil
0.01 oz Lavender Essential Oil, Bulgarian
0.01 oz Helichrysum Essential Oil
Recipe in Percentages
45% Dry Flo TS
40.4% Fine Ground Oatmeal
2% Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
10% Bentonite Clay
2% Allantoin
0.4% Lime Essential Oil
0.1% Lavender Essential Oil, Bulgarian
0.1% Helichrysum Essential Oil

Weigh all of the ingredients together. I highly recommend that you place a bag inside your container and weigh into that. Remove the bag from your container and mix well. You want to make sure you don’t have any clumps from the essential oils being added. Once the mixture is fully mixed, spoon the material into jars. You can even use one of our fabulous shaker bottles for less hassle in the bathroom.

Tomorrow I plan on making a lighter version of this recipe again with a few changes so it doesn’t feel as heavy and slick. I think that heavy feeling is due to the high percentages of clay and oatmeal.

Keep in mind these are my personal feelings. You may love this recipe! Try a small batch of this recipe and come back tomorrow to try the variation of today’s recipe. Let me know which one you like better!

To use shake approximately half a teaspoon of the dry scrub into your hand. Add a little water and rub your hands together creating a creamy paste. Gently rub the mixture into the face, using a small circular motion. Massage your face for 1 minute, then rinse thoroughly. Because this scrub is designed to add water only when it is intended to be used, we don’t need to worry about a preservative. This takes a lot of worry and math out of this product!
Taylor

Finished Facial Scrub

Finished Facial Scrub

Weighing Dry Flo

Weighing Dry Flo

Weighing Oatmeal

Weighing Oatmeal

Weighing Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate

Weighing Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate

Weighing Clay and Allantoin

Weighing Clay and Allantoin

Adding Essential Oils

Adding Essential Oils

Adding Essential Oils

Adding Essential Oils

Adding Essential Oils

Adding Essential Oils

Using Face Scrub

Using Face Scrub

Using Face Scrub

Using Face Scrub

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
Mother’s Day is this weekend and I am so excited to do something special for my mom. My mother has always been a very big part of my life. She has fed my sense of wonder at the world. We have laughed together, cried together and learned together. I am so grateful that my mother has been such wonderful and important part of my life. 

That being said, it seems that every year Mother’s Day really sneaks up on me. I don’t think I have time to formulate something new for her! So I am going to cheat a little and use some of the more recent recipes from the blog. These are what I am going to put into my gift basket for my mother.

 

Lavender Hydrosol Lotion
Lemon & Basil Lip Balm
A Spa Worthy Massage Oil
Magic Foaming Bath Fizzies
Clyde’s Shaving Soap

Which recipes would you want to have in your gift basket for your mother? I want to know!

Submit your gift basket ideas for a chance to win a goodie box! I have a group of products that have made it to my desk but they have no home. They would love to go to a good home where they will be put to use and enjoyed. 1 out of every 10 submissions will be randomly drawn for a box of goodies.
Taylor

Is this your mother's gift basket?

What is in your mother’s day gift basket?

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Chocolate Bacon Sweet and Salty Lip Scrub

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
I love chocolate. Dark and bitter or sweet and milky. Today you can buy so many flavor combinations with chocolate, it is crazy. Chili peppers, almonds, macadamia nuts, cashews, caramel, toffee, coffee, cherries, blueberries, goji berries, green tea and more! It can be overwhelming to buy a chocolate bar. One of the crazier combinations that I have fallen in love with is a chocolate bar with bacon and a touch of sea salt. Talk about yummy! Today I wanted to make a lip scrub that tastes much like this curious combination. Come join me!

 

Having grown up in Utah, I wanted to really showcase a unique product that comes from Utah. That is salt. If you have ever used salt that was harvested from Utah you are familiar with its unusual coloring. It is a soft peachy/white color with flecks of darker red throughout. It also has what is often described as having a sweeter flavor instead of the more bitter notes that iodized table salt can have. I wanted to use this salt today for the color and the exotic feeling it lends while still being a local product!

The flavor of this finished lip scrub is perfect! When I was making it, I worried that I had too much salt or that I didn’t have enough. It is so good, many of the pickier staff members have snagged a jar to keep in their pockets. My own sample that was taken home was enjoyed by the dog. Sigh… I have managed to keep about 30 to send to shipping for you to try! Request one in your order!

 

Ingredients
Chocolate Bacon Flavor Wax
Avocado Butter
Peach Kernel Oil
Vitamin E Acetate
Salt
Sugar
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
6 grams Chocolate Bacon Flavor Wax
36 grams Avocado Butter
20 grams Peach Kernel Oil
2 grams Vitamin E Acetate
6 grams Salt
130 grams Sugar
Recipe in Ounces
0.21 oz Chocolate Bacon Flavor Wax
1.27 oz Avocado Butter
0.71 oz Peach Kernel Oil
0.07 oz Vitamin E Acetate
0.21 oz Salt
4.59 oz Sugar
Recipe in Percentages
3% Chocolate Bacon Flavor Wax
18% Avocado Butter
10% Peach Kernel Oil
1% Vitamin E Acetate
3% Salt
65% Sugar

Weigh the Chocolate Bacon Flavor Wax, Avocado Butter and Peach Kernel Oil into a  microwave safe container. Heat gently until liquid. In a separate container mix the sugar and salt, making sure they are distributed evenly. Add the salt/sugar mixture and Vitamin E Acetate to the melted oils. Stir well. Put into jars or pots for use. Enjoy!
Taylor

Finished Lip Scrub

Finished Lip Scrub

Weighing Chocolate Bacon Wax

Weighing Chocolate Bacon Wax

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Melted Oils

Melted Oils

Measuring Salt

Measuring Salt

Adding Vitamin E Acetate

Adding Vitamin E Acetate

Ready to Mix

Ready to Mix

Mixed Lip Scrub

Mixed Lip Scrub

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A Spa Worthy Massage Oil

Monday, April 7th, 2014
I love answering the phone. It doesn’t matter whether it is the phone at work, my own, my friends or even my mother’s phone. I love answering the phone. I love the magic of being able to talk to someone who is states away. I also get to learn a lot. 

Recently I have been getting calls from massage therapists who want to make their own massage oil. Many complaints I hear is that one oil is too sticky, another is too fluid or even it absorbs too quickly! What is a massage therapist to do?! Not to worry. Today we will be making the perfect massage oil.

Ingredients
Sunflower Oil
Macadamia Nut Oil
Coconut Oil Fractions
Sahara Sandalwood Fragrance Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
28 grams Sunflower Oil
28 grams Macadamia Nut Oil
57 grams Coconut Oil Fractions
1.13 grams Sahara Sandalwood Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Ounces
1 oz Sunflower Oil
1 oz Macadamia Nut Oil
2 oz Coconut Oil Fractions
0.04 oz Sahara Sandalwood Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentages
25% Sunflower Oil
25% Macadamia Nut Oil
50% Coconut Oil Fractions
Q.S. Sahara Sandalwood Fragrance Oil

Weigh all of your ingredients into a container. Stir well. Pour into any bottle you desire. You can use disc tops, pumps or just plain-Jane caps.

 

Note: I used 1% fragrance for my entire batch. Because the nature of massage oils is to apply some, rub it in, apply some more, rub it in; your customer needs to love the fragrance as much as I love talking on the phone. Otherwise, I would recommend lowering the percentage of fragrance oil. If I were a massage therapist dealing with customers all the time, I would limit my fragrance to somewhere between .25% and .5%. Since this is more of a personal style massage oil, I increased the fragrance because I LOVE Sahara Sandalwood.
Taylor

Finished Massage Oil

Finished Massage Oil

Weighing Sunflower Oil

Weighing Sunflower Oil

Weighing Macadamia Nut Oil

Weighing Macadamia Nut Oil

Weighing Coconut Oil Fractions

Weighing Coconut Oil Fractions

Adding Sahara Sandalwood Fragrance Oil

Adding Sahara Sandalwood Fragrance Oil

Unmixed Massage Oil

Unmixed Massage Oil

Mixed Massage Oil

Mixed Massage Oil

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Magic Foaming Bath Fizzies

Friday, April 4th, 2014
Bubbles are the greatest thing in the world! I think that bubbles are 80% of why I got into and have stayed in soapmaking. There, now you know my little dirty secret as to why I love soapmaking. If you love bubbles as much as I do, come join me for today’s recipe. You won’t want to miss it!

 

As much as I love bubbles, that is not what makes these bath fizzies so magical. No, it is the color. These little gems stay white but as soon as they touch water, bam color! The magic in these bath fizzies make it great for all of those who are kids or just kids at heart. Come join me today for a simple recipe you can share with friends and family!

 

Ingredients
Baking Soda
Citric Acid
Corn Starch
Sodium Laurel Sulfoacetate
Freesia Fragrance Oil
Ocean Blue Color
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
340 grams Baking Soda
170 grams Citric Acid
57 grams Corn Starch
142 grams Sodium Laurel Sulfoacetate
6 grams Freesia Fragrance Oil
0.15 cc Ocean Blue Color
Recipe in Ounces
12 oz Baking Soda
6 oz Citric Acid
2 oz Corn Starch
5 oz Sodium Laurel Sulfoacetate
0.25 oz Freesia Fragrance Oil
0.15 cc Ocean Blue Color
Recipe in Percentages
48% Baking Soda
24% Citric Acid
8% Corn Starch
20% Sodium Laurel Sulfoacetate
Q.S. Freesia Fragrance Oil
Q.S. Ocean Blue Color

Weigh everything except the fragrance oil into a plastic bag. (Some of these ingredients are highly airborne. So much so that wearing a mask may be helpful.) Seal up the plastic bag and gently mix the dry ingredients. You don’t want to shake it because when you open the bag, you will get a cloud rising from the bag. Once the dry ingredients are fully mixed, add your fragrance oil. Don’t forget to double check with the fragrance calculator when you choose a different fragrance. Mix the fragrance oil into the dry ingredients. You can now package your bath fizzies.

 

Note of Caution: Do not package your bath fizzies in glass. If any water gets into the container then it is sealed up, the expansion can cause a dangerous explosion. Please be safe. We highly recommend “single serving” sizes packaged into plastic bags. These are much safer and give you plenty of cute options.
Taylor

Finished Foaming Bath Fizzie

Finished Foaming Bath Fizzie

A Little Foaming Action!

A Little Foaming Action!

Beaker with Plastic Bag

Beaker with Plastic Bag

Weighing Dry Ingredients

Weighing Dry Ingredients

Weighing Dry Ingredients

Weighing Dry Ingredients

Adding Dry Color

Adding Dry Color

Adding Dry Color

Adding Dry Color

Adding Fragrance Oil

Adding Fragrance Oil

Added Fragrance Oil

Added Fragrance Oil

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Gentle Lotion Scrub

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
We recently received a request for a gentle scrub that would be on the thicker side and be gentle when exfoliating the skin. So today I am going to show you how to make a Lotion Scrub. This is very simple to make, easy to use, and your skin will be extremely happy.

Recipe:
4 oz – Head to Toe Cream, Paraben Free
2 tablespoons – Fiber, Luffa – Ground or Fiber, Vanilla Beans – Ground
Containers of choice – I’m using 4 oz Clear PET Low Profile Jar Size 70

I first measure out 4 ounces of lotion base into a mixing bowl then added 2 tablespoons of ground luffa or vanilla bean, stirred with a spoon until completely mixed, then I filled the finished scrub into containers, that’s it.

I was really excited to try this scrub so I used the luffa scrub first and scooped some out and rubbed it in my hands and up my arms a bit. I rubbed for a couple of minutes and then rinsed it off in warm water. The excess lotion and ground luffa or vanilla bean rinsed right off and left my hands soft and silky. This would be great to apply everywhere prior to a shower, my legs definitely could use this. What a great idea and something different to use for those of you that need a gentle exfoliation.

Happy Scrubbing!

Tonya

Ingredients

Ingredients

Adding Luffa to the lotion

Adding Luffa to the lotion

Adding Vanilla Beans to Lotion

Adding Vanilla Beans to Lotion

Mixed lotion with ground vanilla beans

Mixed lotion with ground vanilla beans

Mixed lotion with ground luffa

Mixed lotion with ground luffa

Product completed in containers

Products completed in containers

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