Monday, September 15, 2014

Caramel Apple Lip Balm Recipe

I love caramel apples.  I even like the caramel apple lollipops. I really got excited when I saw this recipe on the Wholesale Supplies Plus website called Caramel Apple Lip Balm.  Even though this recipe calls for a pre-made base, I am sure that this could be adapted to your favorite lip balm recipe.  Just make sure to adjust it for lip balm tubes.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Making Lip Balm on Soap Queen TV

For a Throwback Thrusday, The Soap Queen posted or reposted a entry about a video of making lip balm on Soap Queen TV. It was originally taped way back in 2009....just take a look at the background.  The recipe is still a favorite and the label templates remain cute and function.  The template will remain free for a short time, otherwise it will be 99 cents.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Gels - making eye gels

Recently I posted Point of Interest's information on Date Palm Extract and another gel recipe.  But here is a recipe for Eye Gel which takes very low effort on your part.  It is a very simple process, weigh the gel (see the previous recipe), add the extract, mix and package.  How easy can that be.  The first part is to make the gel.  Here is the recipe for making the gel.  The second step is choosing your extracts.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Grapefruit Eucalyptus Soap Bars

According to The Natural Beauty Workshop, Melt & Pour soap can be a lot of fun. As far as soap making methods go, this one probably offers the widest range of complexity. You can keep things easy by making a solid colored soap, or spice things up with layers, additives, and embedding. It all just depends on how much you feel like taking on. 
This Grapefruit Eucalyptus Soap Bar recipe is about a medium as far as difficulty goes. It involves coloring and scenting two batches of base and layering them into their molds. The result is a pretty two-toned bar with a pleasant layered scent. 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Gels - Making an Aloe Vera Gel

I recently checked a book from the library titled Soap, Bubbles and Scrubs by Nicole Seabrook.  It has some interesting recipes but I have to confess that some of the recipes called for a pre-made base and the book does not contain any recipes for the reader to make.  If the reader is supposed to purchase these items, the resources are all for the United Kingdom.  So I guess for those who live in the United States will have to try to find similar items from sources such as Brambleberry or others.  But one of the recipes called for a gel base.  Luckily I found this recipe from a posting from Point of Interest called Gels-Making an Aloe Vera Gel.  So if you have a recipe that calls for a gel, then you may want to try using this one.