Saturday, April 30, 2011

Tutorial on How to Make Artwork Candles

Here is a really creative project you can do with the kids when they are out of school or screaming for a fun activitiy to do when they are bored - Making Your Own Arwork Candles. This tutorial which is originally from the blog Come Togeher Kids was found on a site which I follow called Totally Tutorials which would be an inexpensive project to make. The first thing that came to mind was the inexpensive pillar candles you can purchase for $1.00 and up (depending on the size of the candle). I would say that would want to use white candles if you are planning to use a variety of colors for the artwork. As I think about it this might be a different type of activity for a kids birthday party or maybe a baby shower. What a cute idea for a Mother's Day or Grandparent's Day present.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Rice and Cocoanut Scrub Recipe

Is rice pudding one of your favorite desserts? Do you like coconut? Well, here is a scrub recipe from The Natural Beauty Workshop that you may want to try. The name of this luscious scrub is Creamy Rice & Coconut Scrub and it is great for occasional exfoliation but is too harsh for daily use. Just want to let you know that is scrub has a loose, liquid texture, and smells faintly of fresh Aloe and Coconut Milk.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Lemon Lime Lip Balm Recipe

Is Sprite or 7-up your favorite soda? Then you may want to try to make this recipe for Lemon Lime Lip Balm from Bonnie Bath Company. Erica kindly shares this recipe on her blog Bath Alchemy.

Just remember that citrus essential oils are photosensitive which can cause rashes or sunburn on your skin if you are not careful. Since your lips have the thinnest skin on your body, I would not recommend wearing this balm outside.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tangerine Soap from Martha Stewart

Tangerine's pretty peel exudes a powerfully astringent essential oil. This soap was molded in a juice container; as the soap set, the color -- from pureed zest -- became more intense at the top and bottom. If you like to make this Tangerine Soap then check out the instructions from Martha Stewart's website on How to Make Fruit Soap. If tangerine is not your favorite fruit, then try lemon or graperfruit. Just take a gander at the packaging ideas Martha has provided.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Learn how to make Castille Soap in 13 steps

Do you love Castille soap? How would you like to create your own by the cold process method? I happened to find this tutorial on How to make your own castille soap in 13 steps on the blog Serendipity Soap Dish. There are plenty of photographs to go with the step by step instructions. Just fair warning that in the post, the author has mentioned that they sell soaps and to check their site. If you wanted to purchase the soap instead of making it, I am sorry to say that you are out of luck. But if you know someone who makes soap by the cold process method, you may want to ask them to whip up this batch for you.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Layered Pillar Candle

Although it is the end of April, the holiday will be just around the corner, you're probably thinking about making some fantastic seasonal candles that will delight your friends and family. If you've never tried layered candles, this might be the time to give it a go. As with all other candle making techniques, it'll take a little practice, but in the end you will love the finished product. Even though this candle may remind you of candy corn, you can still learn now to make this Layered Pillar Candle Instructions from Candle Science and adapt it to your home decor or favorite colors.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Wrapping Soap Tutorial from Magdoline

Is your packaging alittle tired looking? How would you like to wrap your soaps as beautifully as these from Magdoline? Magdoline has this Wrapping Soap Tutorial that will make you take a new and fresher look at packaging your beautiful soaps.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Scrub into Spring: Solid Exfoliating Scrub Tutorial

Here is a exfoliating scrub from The Soap Queen that will help you celebrate spring. This Solid Exfoliating Scrub Tutorial appears on the blog Soap and the Finer Things in Life is a simply recipe that will take you only 20 minutes to make up t0 12 sugar scrubs. If you do not have any of the supplies in this recipe, you can purchase them through Brambleberry.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Flower Perfume Recipes from EHow

If you are drawn to perfumes that have a floral scent, you may want to try these recipes that I found on Ehow. But I will tell you that most of these recipes use vodka in most of these recipes. So if you are looking for recipes that use a carrier oil such as grapeseed, then these are not the recipes for you.

How to Make Perfume Using Flowers
How to Make Honeysuckle Perfume
How to Make Passion Flower Perfume
How to Make Lavender Perfume
How to Make Rose Perfume
How to Make Perfume From Wild Violets

I have not tried making perfumes in this way before so I could not say if I like them or not. My previous experience in making perfumes was taking a class through The Nova Studio
called 3 Types of All Natural Perfumes (aka Essential Oil Blending). In this class, I learned how to make a perfume in a spray, solid and roll-on version. I really liked the solid and roll on version. If you are interested in taking this class, The Nova Studio offers this class as an individual class or part of their Original 4 Day Bath and Body Boot Camp.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Rebatching Soap Instructions from Soap Making Essentials

There are 4 primary ways to make soap: Cold Process, Hot Process, Melt and Pour and Rebatching. Rebatching soap or hand milling soap is the act of reprocessing a previously made batch of soap. You are probably wondering why anyone would consider making soap by this technique? Well according to Soap Making Essentials, a soapmaker would consider the rebatched process of making soap to use up leftover soap bits, to repair a batch of soap that is short on ingredients or just plain ugly or to economize on expensive essential oils. ie. rose absolute.

In the article Rebatching Soap Instructions from Soap Making Essentials takes you the various ways you can make a bar of soap through the rebatching process. The article discusses two ways that you can rebatch soap - The Crockpot Method and Boil-n-Bag. The author of this article says that the crockpot method is much easier than the standard stove stop process or the oven process. As of the Boil-n-Bag method, the author is great because you don't have to worry about scorching and there is very little clean-up and recommends that you use a small amount of soap scraps.

So if you have rebatched soap by either of the stove top or oven methods and you have not had success, then you may want to try these two new techniques. Or if you are trying this method for this very first time, you may want to either of these. Give it a try and let us know how it went.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

How to Make Milk Bath Balm

As I searched for new recipes, I found this article on How to Make Milk Bath Balms by Laura Thompkins. To be honest I never heard of a bath balms before until I read her article. According to Laura, a bath balm is a small bar designed to slowly melt in a warm bath. Bath balms, or bath melts as they are sometimes called, fill the bathroom with an aromatic scent while they emit essential oils into your bathwater to soften the skin.

Her recipe is different from what I have made in the past for a bath melt. The only item that we have similiar in our recipes is shea butter. I found the addition of unscents baby soap, powdered milk and poppy seeds quite interesting in a bath melt recipe. And I am wondering if I could add powdered milk to the recipe I have. I guess I will have to put on my lab coat and goggles in order to give it a try. If that does not work I will have to try her recipe.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Bath Bomb Surprise

Why not create something different with your bath bombs by adding a surprise? In this bath bomb suprise project is an intermediate tutorial which appears on The Soap Queen's blog Soap and the Finer Things in Life. This recipes yields 10-16 bombs and would make a cute party favor for a baby shower.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Grapefruit Salt Glow Recipe

Have you ever heard of a salt glow? Well, it is a treatment that is not easily done at home because the body needs to be wrapped. So you may see this type of treatment done at spa. According to Erica of The Bonnie Bath Company says that scrubs are quite easy to make and use for the home treatment and are referred to as scrubs, polishes and glows. Exfoliants can be slightly courser than used on the face, but steer away from ingredients that are too abrasive. For example, a fine grain sea salt makes a great salt glow but the coarser grain should be saved for bath salts. If you would like to learn how to make a grapefruit salt glow, I would recommend this recipe that appears on the The Bonnie Bath Company's blog Bath Alchemy.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

How to Make Soap Stamps

In March 2011, I took a silicone mold making class at The Nova Studio. The day after the class I found this post on How to Make Soap Stamps on Riverlea Soap's Blog. I will have to give it a try but as I look at this picture, I am wondering if the letters are in the right direction. I was told if you are going to do something with letters to make a word, one should do it backwards so it comes out reading the correct way.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Jelly Soap Tutorial

In the past, I taught a class that included a bath jelly project which we put the end product in a mason jar. I found this recipe from RiverLea Soap (The Soap Fanatic) on making your own Jelly Soap. What is unique about this recipe is that in the author's instructions it tells you to pour the mixture into a mold. But I am just curious about how the soap will remain it's shape. I know that it has gelatin in the mixture that it may remain in a jell-o like state but once the soap gets warm will it go limp.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Rolled Beehive Candles

Here is an interesting take on a rolled beeswax candle project from The Bonnie Bath Company. This rolled beewax beehive candle tutorial takes the rolled beeswax taper candle to the next level. To make this candle is very simple and does not take much longer than making any other rolled beewax candle.

According to Erica, many variations are possible with rolled beeswax. You can cut the beeswax into shapes with a knife or cookie cutters and gently press the shapes onto completed rolled candles to create unique designs. Mix and match colors or cut sheets to varying sizes for other designs. You can even add some shimmer or glitter to the outside of the candle by rolling it or painting it with glitters.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Creamy Carrot Cold Process Soap Recipe

Are you looking for a soap that may satisfy your winter needs? Well, you may want to check out this cold process soap recipe from Amanda Griffin at Lovin' Soap. This recipe called Creamy Carrot was inspiration to the author from a blog called Holly's Blog Sparklebrook.

I was really intrigued with this recipe and read the ingredients. Would you believe that Half and Half Cream and Carrot baby food are two of the ingredients that make this recipe happen?

Truly, I do not know if this is the actual picture of the finished project, but I would imagine that carrots would make the soap an orange color. Or maybe there is not enough carrots in this recipe to make any color change. Has anyone tried to add carrots to their soap before?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Herbal Scalp Massage Bars Recipe

Have you ever tried a scalp massage bar before? I must I have not but after seeing this recipe for Herbal Scalp Massage Bars from The Natural Beauty Workshop that I just might.

According to the author, this fragrant massage bar can be used all over the body, but were especially formulated for the scalp. Amla, Argan, Copaiba, and Vegetable Squalene Oils are intensely conditioning, healthful ingredients for your scalp. These nutritious oils will feed your hair's roots while being stimulated by a gentle massage and Essential Oil Blend.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Importance of Measuring Accurately

By Shanda Lynn Markam, BellaOnline Candlemaking Editor

Measurements are a key component in candle making. For the candle maker wanting to pursue selling their candles it is critical. To sell candles, you must be able to re-create the formula and if you have not measured or written down everything, how can you duplicate it? Although I like some forms of math, this kind just gives me headaches! It is my least favorite aspect of candle making.

Weight vs. volume is one of the first things to focus on. To refresh our memories weight is the actual volume of the product and volume is how much space it takes up. With that being said, can you see why it is important? Fragrance oils have different densities. For example, 1 oz. of patchouli may look less in a container compared to 1 oz. of strawberry, but in reality they weight the same, one is just denser than the other. For this reason, weight is the more accurate measure in candle making. If you use 1 oz. by volume of a denser fragrant it is going to affect your final product. It could be too much and cause the candle to sweat. I always recommend weighing all LIQUID ingredients by weight.

On the other hand, this reasoning does not hold true with “dry” ingredients. For example, 1 tsp. of Vybar 260 weighs only 1/10 of an oz., not 1/6 of an ounce. (Water is used to determine how much 1 tsp. weighs). So if you went by weight on it, you would in reality be using too much Vybar. Confused yet? It is important to remember that the common weight ratios are measured using water. Some ingredients are going to be lighter than water and others heavier. 1 lb. of wax is equivalent to 20 oz. when melted, not 16 oz. I know it can be too confusing so I am going to go over some common measurements and how to change your ratios.

1 lb. = 16 oz. = 454 g = 454 ml = 32 Tbsp. (by volume) = 96 tsp. (by volume)
1 oz. = 28.4 g = 2 Tbsp. (by volume) = 16 tsp. (by volume)
1 cup (by volume) = 8 oz. (by volume) = ½ lb. (by volume) = 48 tsp. (by volume) = 6 Tbsp. (by volume)
1 tsp. (by volume) = 1/6 oz. (by volume) = 1/3 Tbsp. (by volume) = ~4.7g = 4.7 ml
1 Tbsp. (by volume) = 3 tsp. (by volume) = ~ ½ oz. = ~14 g = 14 ml
1 lb. of beeswax = 16 volume ounces
1 lb. of soy wax = 18 volume ounces
1 lb. of paraffin wax = 20 volume ounces

One of the ways I try to look at this is if it fits in a measuring cup/spoon it is a volume weight. Weight to volume conversion cannot be used with dry materials accurately. So now we have a semblance of understanding about measuring our materials. We’ve been given a recipe going by pound, how would we convert it? My recipe calls for 1 lb. of wax, 1 tsp. of Vybar, and 1 oz. of scent. Now I want to make 10 lbs. of this formula. I simply multiply each by 10 to get 10 lbs. of wax, 10 tsp. of Vybar (or 3 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp.), and 10 oz. of scent. I will only use measuring spoons on my Vybar and will weight my wax and scent. Now we’ve been given a recipe using percentages. The key to this is that all percentages of ingredients used must total 100%. For example, I have a recipe calling for 90% paraffin, 1% Vybar, and 9% scent. These percentages do total 100% and would make 100 lbs. of mix. But what if I only wanted to make 10 lbs.? I would take each component and divide by 10 and get 9 lbs. of paraffin, 1/10 of a lb. of Vybar and 1/10 percent of scent. Looking at my above list, 1/10 of a lb. of Vybar would be equivalent to 9.6 tsp. of Vybar and 1.6 oz. of scent.

Believe it or not, some recipes use proportions, parts. It may call for 90 parts wax, 1 part Vybar, and 6 parts scent for a total of 97 parts. The parts can represent whatever measurement you are using. Usually you are using pounds of wax, not ounces so thinking in terms of pounds would be best. But what if I only wanted to use 10 lbs. of wax? I would divide my 97 by 10 giving me 9.7. I then would divide the other “parts” by 9.7. Since it would all be represented by pounds I would have to use my conversion to find ounces and teaspoons. If I wanted to increase I would still divide my overall parts by the amount I wanted to use, but I would then multiply the other parts by that result instead of divide. Proportions can be very challenging, but you can easily convert them to percentages. Simply take your total parts and divide by actual parts which would be 97/90 and then multiply by 100. Likewise, the Vybar would be 97/1 multiplied by 100.

To find how much wax to use for your project, fill the container you are using with water and weigh for ounces. Multiply this answer by how many containers you are filling and then divide by 20. For example, I am making 10 2 oz. votives, which gives me 20 total ounces divided by 20 (how many ounces by volume are in 1 lb. of wax) giving me 1. I would then know to use 1 lb. of wax for this project. That is the super simple formula. If you are adding fragrance oils and additives you will need to remember to allow for those.

Permission to reprint by Shanda Lynn Markham, BellaOnline's Candlemaking Editor. Original article -

Monday, April 11, 2011

Recipe: Luscious Bath Truffle Melts

Do you like to take baths? How would you like to make your own? This Luscious Bath Truffle Melts recipe from Aussie Soap Supplies shows you how. These would be adorable to make and put into a cellophane bag and get them as gifts at a bridal or baby shower. Since these look good enough to eat, you should put a warning label with your directions that these delicious looking items should used for the bath and not eaten for dessert.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Simple Easter Scrub Recipe

Looking for a different gift to give to a friend, etc for Easter? Why not create this adorable scrub recipe from the Soap Queen? This Simple Easter Scrub Recipe has appeared on the Soap Queen's blog Soap and the Finer Things in the past and would be a definate crowd pleaser. Anne Marie even suggests adding a couple of bunny erasers to make to make this project even more adorable.

All of the ingredients you would need for this project can be purchased through Brambleberry: 2 cups fine grain dead sea salt, 3 tablespoons lotion base, 3 tablespoons soap concentrate base, 1 1/2 tablespoons Vitamin E oil, 1 ounce Jojoba oil, 2 ounce Sweet Almond oil, 3 teaspoons Jojoba beads, 1/4 oz. lettuce fragrance oil, Shredded loofah and Emerald Green labcolor to sprinkle on the top, and 4 ounce tin container with clear top

According to Anne Marie the instructions are very simple. Just mix everything except the loofah and Emerald Green labcolor together.Spoon into your container.To make the grass green loofah: Put some diluted labcolor (suggest 10 ml of Labcolor in 3 ounces of water) and the loofah in a seal top baggie and then mush them around until they are as green as you like. Ideally, you'll want just enough liquid to color the loofah without making it sopping wet. For an extra special touch, make some of our play dough soap and roll into little egg shapes. Next roll the little eggs in some iridescent shredded glitter and scatter across the top of the scrub.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Pampering Petits Fours Idea

Thanks to Dee in WSP Customer Service at Wholesale Supplies Plus for this yummy Petits Four Guest Soap design idea. I especially like that you can take the concept and adapt it to various products such as soap, bath melts and wax tarts.

The ingredients you need to make these adorable guest soaps are: Crafter's Choice Goats Milk Soap Base, Crafter's Choice Sugared Shortbread Fragrance and Brownie Bite 24 Cavities Square Mold.

Crumble toppings are made with coarse salts and drizzle soap embellishments are colored with Crafter's Choice Liquid Lake Dyes.Tea set came from the Dollar Store. If you would like to make these into bath melts, use our Buttery Bath Melt recipe. Decorate the top of the melt with colored soap and bath salts. ping the same as you would the guest soaps.

If you would like to make these into wax tarts, Dee would recommend the IGI Wax 4641 and a small amount of Crafter's Choice Banana Liquid Candle Color. You could still decorate the squares by drizzling colored wax on the top. Add colored salt to the top. You can then leaves these out as a aromatic room decoration or melt them in a tart burner.

Remember all of these supplies can be purchased through Wholesale Supplies Plus and check the WSP blog for more wonderful recipes and ideas!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Botanical Deodorant Recipe

Are you concerned with the possible risk factors in commercial deodorants? Or are you someone who has skin sensitivities? How would you like to to reduce the chemical exposure in your life. This simple recipe will help keep odor at bay and you can experiment with deodorizing essential oils that work best for you in this recipe for Botanical Deodorant from Alison Kontur from Bath Body Supply. In this deodorant recipe combines Refined Shea Butter, Allantoin USP, Castor Oil, Sodium Bicarbonate, Organic Calendula Tincture, Organic Oat Straw Tincture and essential oils to create this wonderful deodorant.

Alison shares wonderful recipes on her blog, Do it Yourself Skincare. I would say that Alison's blog is one of the top blogs that I follow that is totally devoted to making your own body products.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Instructions for Pantry Soaps from Martha Stewart

In this project for Pantry Soap, Martha Stewart says "Raid your larder for materials that add texture, color, and fragrance to handmade soaps. The long, thin box shown holds a number of delectable bars ."

So if you would like to create this project from Martha, you will need: Glycerin melt and pour soap base, Honey, Ginger, Cinnamon, Ground clove, Oatmeal, Chamomile tea, and Yogurt Cups (1 1/4 inches deep, or cottage cheese containers). If you do not eat yogurt or cottage cheese, ask someone who does to save the containers for you.

The only thing you will not be able to raid from your pantry is the glycerin soap base. In Martha's instructions, she suggested purchase the soap base from Michaels. But if you are considered about the SLS and other questionable ingredients in the Life of Party Soap, then I would recommending locating a supplier that carries a pure vegetable glycerin soap base. For example, in the San Francisco Bay Area I know of two places that sells such a product. The two places would be Juniper Tree in Berkeley and Opalz Zoaps in Palo Alto.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Hand to Heal Softening Salve Recipe Demonstrated on Martha Stewart Show

Today I happened to watch the Martha Stewart Show on the Hallmark Channel because she was dedicating the show to people who are creative entrepreneurs who have parlayed their passions into successful businesses. What cuaght my eye in the preview was a beautiful picture of bars of soap. And as a person whose hobby is soap making and bath/body products I was interested in that particular segment. Actually, the guest for the segment was Brenda Brock of Farmaesthetics who creates her own body products and sells them. Brenda demonstrated in this segment how to make her Hand to Heel Softening Salve which so happens to be appearing in this month's Whole Living magazine from Martha Stewart.

If you would like to know the extact recipe for the Hand to Heel Softening Salve, I have found it on Martha's website. You may want to print it out and watch the repeat airing of this demo tomorrow (4/7/11) at 1 pm (pacific) on the Hallmark Channel. Check your local listings for the correct channel number. In the San Francisco Bay Area it is usually on Channel 80 or 185 if you have Comcast Cable.

Two Tone Layered Cold Process Soap Technique

In a recent newsletter from Brambleberry, Anne-Marie discusses how to make this Two Tone Layered Soap in a Vertical Wooden Soap Mold. When I saw this mold, I thought it was really interesting making the layered soap in the upright position. When I took Ruth Esteves's Advanced Cold Process class at The Nova Studio, students learned how to make this type of soap the horizontal way. If you are interested in learning how to make this soap the horizontal way, I believe this class is now offered through The Nova Studio's newly formated Two Day Soap Bootcamp. I am not sure if this class will be offered as a stand alone class again. In step 2 of the directions, Anne Marie provides a link to watch an informational instructional videos on cold process soap. I would recommend watching them if you need a refresher.

The ingredients and tools for the layered soap by Brambleberry are 15.4 oz Olive Oil , 13.2 oz Coconut Oil , 11 oz Palm Oil, 4.4 oz Palm Kernel Flakes, 6.57 oz Lye, 4.52 oz Water, 2 oz Annatto infused Sweet Almond Oil, 2 oz Alkanet infused Sweet Almond Oil, 1 oz 10X Orange Essential Oil, 1 oz Amber Fragrance Oil, 1 oz Black Tea Fragrance Oil and Vertical Wood Log Mold.

Monday, April 4, 2011

How to Start a Crafts Consignment Business

Alot of crafters will often sell their wares on Etsy or Artfire. But did you know that there is an alternative to selling your crafts? They are called online consignment shops. What is a online consignment shop? Well, it is similiar to a regular brick and morter consignment shop where you take your merchandise in and the cosignor sells your product for a particular price and then they get a certain percentage of the item when it sells. What is really nice about this concept is that you can see if your products will sell well online before you strike it out on your own.

If you would like more information on selling your crafts through an online consignment shop, there is plenty of information on the internet. Here are some articles you may want to consider reading:

Ehow article,How to Start a Crafts Consignment Business article, Selling Your Arts and Crafts Through Consignment

Craft Tips Arts and Craft Directory
Consign your way to success
Make Extra Money
Selling on Consignment
Where to Sell Your Crafts Online

There are probably many online craft consignment stores out on the internet. I am listing a few that you may want to take a look at. In no way, I am recommending any of these sites. But if you decide to consign your crafts, remember to do your research throughly.

Wendy's Craft Mall
American Craft Directory Crafter's Catalog
Handmade Catalog

I do not know of too many brink and morter craft malls in the San Francisco Bay Area. So far I only know of one and that is Cranberry Hill Mercantile in Sunnyvale, CA. At Cranberry Hill, one would rent a space and give a certain percentage of the crafter's sale. And each crafter who rented space had to devote so many hours working at the location. It has been awhile since I inquired information that it may have change. And I do distinctly remember that the person who I spoke to said that there is very little turnover. But with the downturn in the ecomony that may have changed. The other one I know of was across the bay in Newark. But that location has been closed for quite along time.

I would like to hear from anyone who has sold their crafts on an online consignment shop - the good, the bad and the ugly. Share any important lessons, tips, etc. sites, and articles that you would like to pass along to my fellow readers.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Cream Soap Tutorial from Yummy Suds

Have you ever hear of Cream Soap? Well, I have heard of Whipped Soap but I am wondering if it is the same thing? During my time of searching the internet for interesting tutorials, I found this post on Magdoline for Cream Soap Tutorial (from Yummy Suds). Has anyone tried to make cream soap before and would like to try? This particular tutorial will help you get started. And if you have a whipped soap recipe that you would like to share, please do. Would like to hear from you on your experiences.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Body Mousse Recipe

I found this recipe for Whisked body mousse recipe from And I was wondering what makes this a body mousse. So I looked at the ingredients and determined it could not be a whipped body butter because (1) it does not contain any butter ingredients such as shea or cocoa and (2) it contains water. Since it contains water it is more of a cream, but what makes it is mousse and the answer is really simple - it is whipped. In a regular cream recipe the ingredients are blended until emulisified. This goes one step further and it is whipped
with an immersion blender.

What is nice about this recipe is that the author gives you the appropiate amount of perservative if you want to put it or you can leave it out. So the choice is up to you. But if you do not use a preservative, then you should use it right away and keep it in the fridge like the author suggests.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Coconut Sugar Scrub Recipe

Are you a fan of coconut? How would you like to incorporate your favorite scentsation into your sugar scrubs? This Coconut Sugar Scrub Recipe from The Natural Body Workshop may just fit the bill to get your favorite treat in everyday. According to the site if you love coconut than you are going to love this scrub. It is packed with yummy coconut ingredients, and smells utterly delicious, with or without the addition of fragrance oil. One of their newest ingredients, Coconut Shell Powder, adds superfine exfoliation and a lovely rich brown color. And their finely shredded coconut pumps up the aroma of the scrub, while adding gentle buffing action.

I am not much of a coconut person, but this recipe somehow reminds me of being on a tropical island such as Hawaii or somewhere in the Carribbean. So if you cannot afford to go to take a trip you may want to make this sugar scrub recipe to take a brief relaxing trip from your everyday life. Give this recipe a try and let us what you think.