Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Unnamed Skin Saver

Pictured above: my skin sanity during this hectic Spring of building projects, moving both office and home, and non-stop hectic-ness (I know that's not a word, but there you have it anyway).

Even though I've been using this super-light gel since January, there hasn't been time to do a label so for now, it's 'borrowing' a Rose skin mist label.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Orange and Amla Cleanser with Soaproot

Here is my latest soap-free cleanser – it contains ayurvedic amla, orange peel powder and soaproot.


Calling this cleanser soap-free is a bit unfair. There is actually some 'soapiness' in this cleanser. Soaproot (soapwort or about 50 other names) gets its name for a reason. It is an all natural surfactant in the form of a plant (yes, really).

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Are You Thick Skinned About Eye Cream?

Calling someone thick skinned isn't exactly a compliment, but from a wrinkle-fighting standpoint, being thick skinned is actually an advantage.

The more 'plumped up' skin is, the firmer it is and smoother it appears.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Microwave Body and Hair Butter

Body and hair butter? Yes indeed!

If you are a curlie and looking for a smooth butter to nourish your beautiful curls, you can label this formula 'hair and body butter', because this combination is just as curl loving as it is skin-loving.

And, to keep things as basic and simple as possible, we're going to make body butter in the microwave!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Cleansing Bar Catalog Update

I've been a bit lazy about updating you on the latest additions to the cleansing bar catalog. That changes now! 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Tinas Hand Crafted Soaps

The other day, I received a package. Here's what was inside: An avocado soap, an oatmeal yoghurt soap, a honey, cream & lanolin soap (up there on the left), and sample sizes of rose and egg soap.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Grainy Body Butter? Here's Why

So, you've made a lovely body butter with your favorite avocado oil and it sets beautifully. Life is a joy! Your skin is loving the creamy smoothness of your very own creation, and you are patting your back at how fabulous you are.

A few days pass.

Or maybe a week.

Suddenly – without warning – you open the jar to grab a dab and, shock! The contents has completely changed! Your creamy smooth, lovely body butter is now grainy and looks like this.