Yesterday, I introduced you to Illipe Nut Butter, and today I’m sharing a recipe featuring this luxurious butter. In this recipe, the rich emollient properties of the Illipe Nut Butter are combined with some of our other favorite oils for lips. Let me tell you about the rest of the […]

Illipe Nut Butter Lip Balm


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My first thought when I saw Illipe Butter was “It looks like rocks.” Of course, I had to touch it, and to my astonishment, it did not feel rock-like at all! Though Illipe Butter is brittle, it is not difficult to break off a chunk. The biggest surprise was how […]

Featured Product: Illipe Nut Butter


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Have you ever had a day in your production or testing area where you have had a mistake? When it happens on that rare occasion, it’s a frustrating and embarrassing reminder that we’re human and prone to errors on occasion! We’ve had a whoops when preparing testing samples for evaluators […]

Our Whoops is Your Win! A Flavor Giveaway!



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Our marvelous new Tangerine Butter smells so good, and I’ve been thinking about recipe ideas to feature this luxurious butter. After talking with Andee about this butter and the deep moisturizing capability, I asked: “How about a deep-conditioning treatment for hair?” With help from Andee and Tina, we’ve formulated this […]

Tangerine Dream Hair Mask


I just spent the last few days making some travel arrangements that I’m super excited to share with you! This July, I’m traveling to the New England region to spend time at two regional conferences. I’d love to make plans to meet up with as many of our fabulous readers […]

Adventurous Travels: Meet Andee in New England in July!


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If you have been getting any of the newsletters that we have been sending with orders, you might have seen the announcement about drawings held at the end of the month! Today, I’m excited to announce the winners for comments posted during February and March. (drumroll please!)

Who Won? Recent Prize Winning Comments



Finished jars of hand cream for favors.
Welcome back! Yesterday I showed you some super easy lip balm wedding favors. Today we are going to make wedding favor lotions! Lotions are pretty easy to make, but when you are crunching for time and sanity, using our lotion bases makes the process stress-free. Similar to yesterday’s blog, we […]

K.I.S.S. Wedding Favors – Our Favorite Hand Cream


Easy favors for the happy couple.
Hello adventurous makers! Today I want to show you how to make some super easy wedding favors. We are going to start by making some lip balms. You may be wondering what “K.I.S.S.” stands for. It means Keep It Simple Sam. We want to make these favors as simple as […]

K.I.S.S. Wedding Favors – Lip Balms Galore


When I laid my eyes on Tangerine Butter for the first time, I was entranced by the lively color. Then when I opened the jar, and the intense citrus odor wafted out, I was hooked. I inhaled deeply, closed my eyes, and dreamed of what I would create. Before I […]

Tangerine & Vanilla Lip Scrub



We have another exciting new product for our Adventurous Makers! Introducing Organic Baobab Butter. What is baobab? (I’m glad you asked because I was wondering the same thing!) It is a tree found in Africa with enormously wide trunks and bearing large, teardrop-shaped fruits. Baobab trees live for hundreds of […]

Lovely Baobab Body Butter


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I was looking at lotion labels the other day, and I noticed that all of my favorite lotions contain dimethicone. I wondered how much this ingredient impacted my preference for those lotions. Come along while I try an experiment as I’ll make two lotions using a simple recipe. One lotion […]

What Does Dimethicone Change in a Lotion?


If you find a recipe you’d like to try, but the measurements are in volume, here is how to convert the volume measurements to weight. Measure each ingredient by volume 10 times. Weigh each time, then take an average of the weights. Repeat for each ingredient. I found this lotion […]

Recipe Troubleshooting: How To Convert Volume To Weight