Searching a calendar website for inspiration, I discovered that March 7-11 is National Foot Week. While the focus of the week is primarily foot health, pampering your tootsies is never a bad thing. This week we will look at ways to make your feet feel great! Today we’ll make a […]

Luffa Sugar Foot Scrub


Searching a calendar website for inspiration, I discovered that March 7-11 is National Foot Week. While the focus of the week is primarily foot health, pampering your tooties is never a bad thing. This week we will look at ways to make your feet feel great! Today that looks like […]

Minty Foot Moisturizing Cream


I’m going to mix things up a bit this week and feature two similar fragrances. Intense Almond is one of those iconic fragrances that nearly everyone loves. It gives a down home, warm, wrap-you-in-comfort feeling. This is a good one to put in facial bars or luxurious body bars. Honey […]

Fragrance Friday: All The Almonds



We all know Shea Butter, but how familiar are you with Liquid Shea Oil? This was a new ingredient to me, so I decided to make a cream with it, adding Almond Butter and Squalane Butter to round out my formula. Liquid Shea Oil is a pretty greasy oil, but […]

Shea Oil & Squalane Cream


Aloe is a standard in skin care; I’ve never met an aloe-based product I didn’t like. Today I’ll make a lotion using our fantastic Aloe Vera Butter and some Macadamia Nut Oil to round out the formula. Aloe Butter is a softer oil that is just dreamy to use! Aloe […]

Aloe Vera Butter Lotion


I’m going to attempt a soap design, the One Pot Wonder, which was featured in the June 2020 Soap Challenge Club. The One Pot Wonder is made with at least 3 different colors (or shades of the same color). The design is accomplished by elevating one side of a soap […]

A Pretty ‘Oops’ Soap Design



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This winter has been hard on hands! Both my husband and I have cracked fingertips from dryness and cold. I set out to make a salve that would really nourish the skin and create an emollient barrier to allow these ouchy places to heal. I began with lanolin. There is […]

Extreme Lanolin Salve


Previously, we used Hemp Oil in a foot scrub. Today we’ll switch body parts and target the lips. Hemp Oil naturally contains a high level of vitamin E, which is wonderful on the skin. It also contains gamma linolenic acid, which has been shown in studies to increase barrier repair […]

Marvelous Mango Sugar Scrub


Have you ever sipped the nectar from a honeysuckle blossom? It’s been decades since I smelled a real honeysuckle, but our Honeysuckle Fragrance Oil takes me right back. I love it in soap, especially because it doesn’t accelerate! Here’s what our catalog has to say about Honeysuckle: “It is here! […]

Fragrance Friday: Honeysuckle



Unless you get weekly pedicures, it’s likely your feet could use a bit of TLC. This scrub will deliver! Join me as I make up a super quick luxurious foot scrub with an essential oil blend to tame foot odor and make your tootsies feel wonderful! Hemp Oil is such […]

Hemp Oil Foot Scrub


Sometimes your skin just needs some extra exfoliation. Winter is surely that time for me, so I’ve been thinking a bit outside the box about a scrubby lotion to be used before showering. Here’s the idea: create a lotion that contains the hydrating power of Hydrovance as a humectant and […]

Scrubby Exfoliating Lotion


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We’re back again looking at fragrance oil usage. Today I want to make a cologne. Traditionally applied with an atomizer, cologne is made of 3-5% scenting oils in an alcohol or water base. Because I’ll be using water as my base, I’ll need an emulsifier to make the mixture cohesive. […]

Cranberry Rose Cologne