Thursday, October 23, 2014

Lavender Lotion Bars for Dry Winter Skin

Winter will so be here...sooner than you think!  And for those whose skin suffers during this time of year, you may want to start now making this recipe for Lavender Lotion Bars before winter arrives.  This lotion bar recipe from Learn how to make soap! is perfect for dry skin.  It is easy to use.  All you have to do is simply rub a bit on your dry skin.  The temperature of your body will melt the bar and you can just rub it in.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Soothing Lavender Breast Balm

As you all know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  In honor of this, The Soap Queen has posted a recipe for a Soothing Lavender Breast Balm. This soothing balm was created to raise awareness and help women going through breast cancer treatment. According to The Soap Queen, the recipe was inspired by Sharon's Boob Balm for Radiation Burns.  Using similar soothing ingredients such as olive oil, vitamin E, calendula extract and lavender essential oil. this balm is moisturizing and calming for any ouch or rough patch on the skin. All you need to do is apply this balm directly to the affected area multiple times a day.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Vanilla Salt Scrub Cubes

Over the weekend I taught a class through the Redwood City Parks and Recreation.  One of the recipes was a sugar cube scrub and here  is a recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus that uses salt instead that you may want to try...it is called Vanilla Salt Scrub Cubes.  For those who have not taken a class, these are really easy to make.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Coconut Oil

On Saturday I was teaching a scrubs class through Redwood City Parks and Rec and I used up most of my grapeseed oil for one project.  I happened to go to Lucky's on Woodside Road and found that they sell the same brand (Pompeian) that I happened to use in the class.  It was great it was on sale so I purchased a bottle for my lotions class for next month.  But I was really surprised to find that they sold coconut oil in a bottle.  I am so use to seeing it in a jar so I was happy to see it in the form.  Since it was on sale I decided to buy it and try it in my lotions class next month.  For any of those who have taken a class and wanted to try coconut oil, try your local Lucky store and see if they have it.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Color Me Pretty Part 2 - Cosmetics Recipes

It has been awhile (like six years ago) since I took Lori Nova's Mineral Make-up Class at DeAnza College.  I really liked the foundation and ran out of it that I have to make more.  But I did find this posting from Soap Blog called Color Me Pretty Part 2 - Cosmetic Recipes that includes some mineral make up recipes such as a blush powder, eye shadow powder and a colored lip gloss.  There are also links for labeling and GMP.  Check it out.