Friday, February 27, 2015

Cayenne & Ginger Salve Recipe

If you have constant pain with some of your muscles, you may want to try this Cayenne & Ginger Salve recipe  that I found on the blog The Adventures of a Rural Housewife.  The Rural Housewife originally saw the recipe on the Learning Herbs website and became intrigued to try it because a friend of her had constant pain with some of her muscles.  Her chiropractor told her to apply warm, moist head to the area a few times a day.  So she thought she would give this recipe a try by making some changes to the recipe.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Creating a body butter for the colder, drier winter months

Strangely enough, California has not been experiencing the frigid cold winter like New England has.  (Hey Boston, if you could send some of your snow to Tahoe to help with the drought, we would gladly take it off your hands).  But anyway, if you need to hydrate and moisturize your skin, here is a recipe from Point of Interest that you could make on your own.  The recipe is in a recent post called Creating a body butter for the colder, drier winter months.




Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tutorial - How to Make Lip Gloss

If you are having a get together with your girlfriends and you do not know what kind of activity to do, why not have a lip balm making party?  I found this tutorial on How to Make Lip Gloss on the Totally Tutorial site, who found it on The Chilly Dog Blog.  Looks like a lot of fun doing this easy project.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Luck of the Irish Hot Process Tutorial

The month of February will soon be coming to a close.  That means March will be here and we will be soon celebrating St. Patrick's Day.  Since we are cutting it close to the holiday, we will not have enough time to create a cold process soap in honor of St. Patrick's Day.  Instead hot process soap is the next best choice.  What happens with hot process soap is that the extra heat speeds up the saponification process, which cuts down on the curing time. That is good news.  This means that hot process soap only requires 1-2 days in the mold, event with palm free recipes likes this one from The Soap Queen called Luck of the Irish.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Green Meadow Melt & Pour

Spring is just around the corner.  Well, in some parts of the country, Spring cannot come soon enough.  Here is a melt and pour soap project from the Soap Queen called Green Meadow that just make the season come abit quicker.