Today I’m going to take the formula I developed yesterday and make a test batch. This will be a very small batch – just 50 grams. To recap, I’m basing my formula on the following guidelines: • 20% Beeswax* • 25% solid at room temperature oil (Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, […]

Lip Balm 101 – First Test Batch


We recently had a question from a customer about our lip balm formula. Here is an easy guide for creating your own lip balm recipe: • 20% Beeswax* • 25% solid at room temperature oil (Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Shea Butter, Lanolin, etc.) • 15% brittle at room temperature oil […]

Lip Balm 101 – Creating a Formula


Don’t you just love the explosion of flavor when you eat a fresh blackberry? Get ready to enjoy that experience in a superior fragrance oil suitable for all your personal care products. Meet Blackberry Sage! This tart blackberry scent is irresistible! We used to carry a version of this fragrance […]

Fragrance Friday: Blackberry Sage



Beards deserve the same careful care that we give the hair on top of our heads. There are loads of beard products popping up on the market these days, and beard oils are one of the most popular. The idea with a beard oil is to tame the frizziness and […]

Silky Beard Oil


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Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) is a plant from which we use both the leaf and the root in herbal applications. It is said to be emollient, conditioning, and anti-inflammatory. Its specialty is said to be soothing irritated tissues. Marshmallow extract is sometimes added to creams and used to treat inflammatory skin […]

Marshmallow Body Butter


Silk is an amazing ingredient for skin care! After doing some research online, I have discovered these as the most frequently mentioned benefits. Silk is a skin barrier booster. Its proteins create a shield that helps seal in hydration and boosts the protective aspect of the skin barrier. In replenishing […]

Single Ingredient Focus: Liquid Silk



It seems like people are of two minds when it comes to vanilla. One camp sees vanilla as plain and uninspiring, while the other sees it as rich and wonderful. I’ve been on both sides of that thinking, but today I’m going to make a vanilla lotion that I hope […]

Lotion with Natural Vanilla Oil


This fragrance is a blend like none other. The twist of frostbitten berries, a high mountain meadow, a snip of spice, and a lingering evergreen are all wrapped up into one. It’s the perfect scent for clearing the air at home or work. I even think this will be my […]

Fragrance Friday: Alpine


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When you set out to make lotion, you must have an ingredient that allows you to make a stable blend of the water and oils in your formula. That ingredient is an emulsifier. Most personal care products are emulsions. That includes lotions, creams, moisturizers, shampoos, and conditioners! Today I’m going […]

Single Ingredient Focus: Emulsifying Wax



I’ve been enjoying the combination of Grapeseed Oil and Liquid Shea Oil in lotion, a soap, and in a scrub that I made last week. What other things could I make with this combination of oils? Oh, I know! A lip balm! I’ll have to add some beeswax as well […]

Grapeseed and Liquid Shea Lip Balm


Lemon Zinger has been a favorite of mine for decades – we’ve had this fragrance in our catalog a very long time, and for good reason! The catalog description reads: “Summertime is the time to get refreshed with lemonade! A fun citrus that we have blended with other fruity scents […]

Fragrance Friday: Lemon Zinger


This week’s been focused on salty things. We did a salt scrub fragranced with Sea Salt Fragrance Oil, a Soleseife (salt brine) soap, and today we’ll do a salty scented lotion, again using Sea Salt Fragrance Oil. The salt scrub we made on Tuesday contains grapeseed oil, liquid shea oil, […]

Sea Salt Lotion