Thursday, October 30, 2014

Five Sweetly Scented Lip Balm Recipes You Can Make at Home

Love to make lip balms?  Well here are five recipes from The Natural Beauty Workshop:  Sweet Carrot, Jelly Bean, Coconut Plum, Lavender Macaron, and Vegan Vanilla Pear.  All of these recipes can be found in a posting called Five Sweetly Scented Lip Balm Recipes You Can Make at Home.  Just to let you know that Vegan Vanilla Pear and Jelly Bean are sold as kits. But whatever one you chose, any of them would be great as party favors, stocking stuffers etc. anytime of the year.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Misty Maritime Moon Cold Process

I am always fascinated when I hear about super moons, eclipses, etc.  That when I saw these instructions from The Soap Queen on how to make Misty Maritime Moon Cold Process Soap that I wanted to take a closer look.  Now this is an intermediate level cold soap recipe/technique and it is not for the faint of heart since it may take several days to complete the technique.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tutorial - How to Make Rainbow Soap

When I saw this tutorial on How to Make Rainbow Soap, I thought of the song from the Wizard of Oz....Somewhere Over the Rainbow.  I found this melt and pour tutorial on a blog called Totally Tutorials but it is written by Mazzi and appears on the Latika Soap Blog.


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Lavender Rose Sugar Scrub Recipe

Many years ago, I learned how to make my first scrub with salt in a class that I took from Lori Nova. I never had made a scrub with sugar and oil before and I do not know if sugar will dissolve since it so fine. But I found this recipe on the From Nature with Love website called Lavender Rose Sugar Scrub.  I was drawn to this recipe because of its simplicity but also because of the combination of the fragrance of lavender and rose.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Cayenne and St.John's Wort Salve Recipe

Suffer from the occasional aches and pains associated with activities like biking and hiking?  What about stiff joints faced with the chill cold weather?  Here is a classic topical formula from The Mountain Rose blog that can help ease these occasional aches and pains.  The recipe is called Cayenne and St. John's Wort Salve and it is great to keep this healing ointment handy during the active summer months and throughout the wintertime for these very reasons.