We are proud to support the Movember Foundation with its focus on men’s health. According to the Movember Foundation, men die an average six years younger than women, and for reasons that are largely preventable. Which means that it doesn’t have to be that way: we can all take action to live healthier, happier and [...]

Movember Challenge


Finished tubes of lip balm ready for labels!
Today I wanted to start off with a super sweet lip balm. And I am not just talking about the taste! 😉 I’m super excited to make a honey flavored lip balm. Finished tubes of lip balm ready for labels! I really wanted to play with as our Rice Bran Wax and our Oat Oil since [...]

Love Never Tasted So Sweet Honey Lip Balm


Ever since I saw the vibrant color and got a whiff of the intense scent of our Orange Butter, I’ve been craving a chance to create a luxurious body butter. My first thought was to pair the Orange Butter with Illipe Nut Butter, one of our featured products. Illipe Nut Butter is a brittle butter [...]

Chocolate Orange Body Butter



Why does my heart start beating a bit faster when I flip my calendar from October to November? It’s because we are smack up against the holidays, and life is about to buck and spin me like a mechanical bull. I’ll just hang on until January, when everything devolves into dullness again. Now’s the time to [...]

Thanksgiving is Coming


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It’s Halloween, and tonight the Great Pumpkin rides! We’ll close our office and warehouse at 2 p.m. MST today to allow our staff to get home before the streets are packed with little people (and big people, too!) making the rounds in search of treats. We’ll be back at 8 a.m. tomorrow ready to process all [...]

Closing Early Today


Finished Bath Crayons!
When I was younger, my mom bought me bath crayons so I could do what every kid wants to do – draw on the bathroom walls. Now that I am grown, I miss the bath time fun I had when I was younger. I always had to bring in all my toys, and it was [...]

Fun in the tub with Bath Crayons



Red licorice is a staple Halloween candy. That sweet cherry-berry flavor is so good! I once lived near a Twizzler’s plant, and I have enjoyed tours through the manufacturing kitchen. The best part about having a Twizzler’s plant nearby was that the licorice sold at the local movie theater was ultra-fresh, soft, and truly delicious. I [...]

Halloween Treats: Red Licorice Lip Scrub


Finished lotion tests with scrubby mitts and a bath pouf.
My first thought after finishing the first batch was that this lotion was not as thick as I’d wanted. I wanted something closer to a body butter consistency. I decided to give it a try anyway. Maybe we will love it! Coconut Oil/Squalane formula. The first batch used Coconut Oil and Squalane. It’s a nice lotion that [...]

So Sensitive Lotion – Day 5: Reflections on the Finished ...


After making yesterday’s batch of lotion, it was apparent that the batch was too small for proper testing while slathering the whole body. I decided to double the batch with today’s recipe, which uses Avocado Butter and Oat Oil with the same basic recipe as yesterday. I’m excited to see how this recipe turns out [...]

So Sensitive Lotion – Day 4: Second Batch with Avocado ...



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Skin suffers in cold, dry climates, and Alaska is all that. My husband has the added complication of having ultra-sensitive skin, which makes it tough to find a lotion or cream that will not aggravate his skin. A few years ago, he began using coconut oil as his primary moisturizer. Yes, it keeps his skin [...]

So Sensitive Lotion – Day 3: First Batch & Math


Sensitive skin is a common problem. Many skin care products are created specifically for sensitive skin, but they tend to be terribly expensive and perhaps not quite what is desired. In my quest to make a lotion that would pamper dry and sensitive skin, I took the basic ingredients from yesterday’s blog and added a [...]

So Sensitive Lotion – Day 2: Sensitive Skin Ingredients


Embarking on a new adventure is so much fun, but how do you know what to bring along? I really didn’t know what I’d need when embarking on a lotion-making adventure; I’ve never made this trip before! Fortunately, I have some experts in my corner, and they helped me put together a nice kit of [...]

So Sensitive Lotion – Day 1: Necessities for a Lotion ...