Sunday, March 1, 2015

Soapy Mess-Up Quick Guide

If you are a cold process soap maker (or if you never made soap before), this process is both an art from and a science (chemistry especially).  It requires precise measuring of ingredients to get the saponification process to go just right.  Time and temperature are just as time important so that the chemical reaction of the lye, water and oils reaction properly. Since you need to be precise in making cold process soap, mistakes sometimes happens to the best of us..  But would you believe that there are methods to prevent and fix your mistakes.  Would you like to learn how?  In a recent post from The Soap Queen called Soapy Mess-Up Quick Guide can help you on various mistakes.


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Pikake Flower Bath Bombs

Love receiving bath bombs as a gift?  Or do you like giving them as gifts?  Here is a recipe for some beautiful bath bombs from The Soap Queen that would be well received as a gift.  Pikake Flower Bath Bombs are great escape to a tropical island when you are not able to take a vacation.

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.