Monday, February 23, 2015

How to - Super Soft Body Butter


If you're looking for a deliciously soft, creamy, body butter to dip into, this how-to is for you. There are only 3 basic ingredients, so not only is this skin-loving and easy to make, it is also kind to your pocketbook.

I used pure avocado oil to make this batch, but you can choose almond, jojoba, apricot seed, macadamia – or can even combine oils to your hearts desire.

As for butters: as long as you choose butters from the listed categories (link below), perfect silky soft texture is your to be had.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Soap, pH, and The Skin's Barrier Function


Have you ever heard someone say about a cleanser (or other personal care product) 'it doesn't leave my skin feeling clean enough' ?

This is quite an interesting statement.

When is skin clean enough?

  • when it's squeaky clean?
  • when it feels taut?
  • when there is no detectable scent?
  • when it smells like soap?

We are creatures of habit, but sometimes habits are just that – habits.

Must we wash our skin with soap to be clean?

The answer is no.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Making Eyebrow Pencils



If anyone ever tries to convince you that making and filling eyebrow pencils isn't a bit of a messy job, don't believe them.

Here's a peek at what went on during a recent pencil-making day.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

How To - 2 Ingredient Body Butter with Butter and Oil


Let's make the simplest body butter on the planet! This body butter contains a mere 2 ingredients and can be put together in a flash. I used cocoa butter and almond oil for this batch, but you can use any hard butter and any oil you like.

Shall we get started?

Friday, February 6, 2015

Plant Butters: Hardness & Melting Points


We're going to be making a lot of body butter around here in just a tick, so I thought it might be an idea to do a quick run-down of some of the plant butters worth considering.

There's a world of fabulous butters to choose from, so there's no need to limit yourself. Depending on the consistency, feel, and properties you are looking for, you can create your own perfect body butter.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Butter Therapy - The Basics of Body Butter


Butter therapy. It sounds a little like nuturing care, love, and mamma's gentle touch all rolled into one, don't you think?

In keeping with this years 'back to basics' theme, we're going to be taking an up-close and personal look at body butter.

By dissecting its components and and getting acquainted with what each ingredient brings to the mix, it actually becomes quite easy to create your own body butter formulas.  By the time we're finished, you're going to be a veritable body-butter making whiz!