Everyone loves new fragrances, and we’ve got two that we need your help to name! How can you help? Place an order for $100 with one of the two coupon codes below, add the fragrance to your cart, and we’ll send a free 1 fluid-ounce bottle of your preferred fragrance […]

Help Us Name Two New Fragrances!


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Yesterday’s lotion is going to get a few tweaks today to become a thick, rich cream. Come along as I reformulate. There are several good ways to thicken a more fluid product. One way is to increase the percentage of butters. Another way is to add Stearic Acid. You can […]

Borage Anti-Aging Cream


The skin on your body that’s exposed most often – think hands, arms, face, and neck – is most prone to showing signs of aging. This can be due to trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL) causing dry skin. It’s also due to sun damage. What’s a girl to do? There are […]

Borage Oil Anti-Aging Lotion



Borage Oil is a wonderful emmolient, and today we’ll use it to make a salve. Our Borage Oil is organic and is cold-pressed. It’s also full of GLA! GLA is short for gamma-linolenic acid, and GLA fatty acid is a special member of the omega-6 fatty acid family. It helps […]

Borage Oil Salve


I recently scented a lotion with Lavender & Lemon Fragrance Oil, and I knew immediately I wanted to feature it on a Fragrance Friday. This is a very fresh and invigorating scent! When lavender and lemon are paired together, you get an elegant scent that is happy and calm. We […]

Fragrance Friday: Lavender & Lemon


The first thing I want to make with Cranberry Seed Oil is a skin cream. I like the idea of taking this liquid oil and thickening it with a combination of Stearic Acid and Conditioning Emulsifier. My expectation is that this will be a cream on the thinner side, but […]

Cranberry Seed Oil Cream



Cranberry seed oil is a unique vegetable oil since it contains a 1:1 ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Essential fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6 are critical to the body to help improve cardiovascular function, increase circulation, and strengthen the immune system. Essential fatty acids can not be […]

Single Ingredient Focus: Cranberry Seed Oil


In honor of Twilight, the Stephanie Meyers books, we have made some fragrances that represent her book characters. In the books, Edward is described as honey, lilacs, and sunshine. Our Edward-inspired fragrance is fresh, clean, and sexy. We round out Stephanie Meyers’ description by adding a bit of vanilla, heliotrope, […]

Fragrance Friday: Edward


Yesterday I made a cleansing balm that included Liquid Silk. I didn’t realize until I mixed the ingredients together that Liquid Silk is a water-based ingredient and would not combine with the oils in the balm without an emulsifier of some sort. What to do? Come up with an emulsifier […]

Fixing Yesterday’s Emulsification Problem



A couple of weeks back, I wrote about oil cleansing. I had intended to make a cleansing balm at that time, but it never happened. Let’s make it today! Cleansing balm is an oil cleanser that has more hard oils, so it is not liquid. It is more the consistency […]

Oil Cleansing Balm and a Surprise


Imagine the aroma of basil combined with fresh citrus. It’s a little bit of herb, a little bit of tang, a little bit of sweet all wrapped up in a citrus punch! Citrus & Basil is a very clean, crisp scent. It reminds me a little bit of culinary herbs, […]

Fragrance Friday: Citrus & Basil


Seems like every soap maker has a triple butter soap in their repertoire, and I’m no exception. Triple butter soaps are popular because they have the benefits of three sumptuous butters and have great label appeal! What butters to use? Shea Butter is an obvious choice. It’s a staple in […]

Triple Butter Soap