When you make cosmetics like lotion, lip balms, or face masks, what should you put on your label? Marie Gale, in her book “Soap & Cosmetic Labeling,” outlines what you need to know in Chapter 4. (This book is an excellent reference that belongs on every maker’s shelf!) Product identity […]

What Must Be On A Label


I make lots of salves for the little bumps and scrapes that are an inevitable part of life, especially on a farm. Though I’ve pondered it, I’ve not made anything with Neem Oil before. Fruit from the Neem tree (Margosa Tree) contain kernels that are rich in oil. From these […]

Neem Salve


Does your skin appear tired or dull? Looking for a quick and simple way to give it a lift? Try this serum! Carrot Seed Essential Oil has a wonderful toning effect, and is reputed to diminish fine lines and uneven complexion. We’ll add some of this essential oil to Argan […]

Carrot Seed & Argan Facial Serum



When you need a little care for aging, irritated, or angry skin, Carrot Seed Essential Oil will be a good oil to use. We often see Carrot Seed Essential Oil used in high-end beauty preparations. What are some of the reasons for that? Carrot Seed Oil is anti inflammatory and […]

Single Ingredient Focus: Carrot Seed Essential Oil


I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the skin on my face. Today I’m looking closely at Raspberry Seed Oil. It has loads of natural Vitamin E, which does wonderful things for the skin as well as gives the oil a longer shelf life. Raspberry Seed Oil is high in […]

Raspberry Seed Face Moisturizer


Want a treat for the senses? Try our Frosted Cupcakes Fragrance Oil! This delectable fragrance blends sugar, cinnamon, caramel, and pecans into a phenomenal olfactory experience. I keep sniffing and sniffing, trying to decide what it is exactly that is luring me to taste the oil. Actually, you could taste […]

Fragrance Friday: Frosted Cupcakes



Have you ever had bars of soap lose their scent, get banged up, or just not look as pretty as you’d hoped? If so, I have great news for you! It’s super simple to rebatch those bars into new soap! Come along with me as I walk you through a […]

Partial Rebatch Soap Technique


While scrolling through our website looking at reviews, I ran across one that mentioned a Coffee Butter Face Cream. I was intrigued, so I decided to create my own formula. Not knowing what the reviewer uses other than our Coffee Butter, that’s where I’ll begin. (Have we mentioned how much […]

Coffee Butter Face Cream


In March I made a cream I really liked featuring Shea Oil and Squalane Butter. I’ve been thinking of revisiting it, but I’d like to add some Cocoa Butter to the formula. Let’s see how we might make that work. The original formula contained Liquid Shea Oil, Almond Butter, and […]

Shea Oil & Squalane Redo



This week I’m focusing on Argan Oil, an incredible lightweight oil that offers loads of benefits. Read all about it here. Today I’m going to make a lip balm featuring Argan Oil and a couple of extracts to really pamper the lips. As with the facial moisturizer I made yesterday, […]

Argan Lip Balm


Yesterday’s blog was a feature on Argan Oil. You can read it here. Today I’m going to create a formula for a facial moisturizer featuring Argan Oil. When formulating this moisturizer, I was looking at maximizing Argan Oil’s wonderful skin benefits, so I began by looking at some extracts. Comfrey […]

Argan Oil Facial Moisturizer


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Argan Oil is high in oleic and linoleic fatty acids, which offer a longer shelf life and great skincare properties. Use in hair care, skincare, and especially in lip balms and cuticle oils. High in Vitamin E, which is a fat-soluble antioxidant that can help improve water retention in the […]

Single Ingredient Focus: Argan Oil