Yearly Archives: 2022

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

This week I’ve been working on a lip balm formula. Yesterday I made a test batch using the formula I’d devised based on our guidelines. Although I liked the way the lip balm felt, it was too soft and oily for a good summer lip balm. Today I intend to […]

Lip Balm 101 – Making Adjustments

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

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