DIY Herbal Facial Steam for Skin Care and Colds

DIY Herbal Facial Steam for Skin Care and Colds

One of the cheapest and easiest skin care regimens is an herbal facial steam. It only requires herbs often found in your kitchen and takes no more than 5 minutes to prepare.

Infusing Oils

Infusing Oils

Posted by: on Jun 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

We absolutely love the herbal goodness we get from calming lavender and soothing calendula. Here we made an oil infusion of lavender and calendula.

Calendula (also known as marigold) is said to have soothing properties and a gorgeous golden color.

Lavender is said to be calming.

 

 

We hope to incorporate this rich infusion in our body care products!

Clean Up Time!

Clean Up Time!

Posted by: on May 18, 2013 | No Comments

Love making soap but I hate doing the “dishes” afterwards lol…wanna help?

Soap Design Challenge #4 – Leopard Spots

Soap Design Challenge #4 – Leopard Spots

Posted by: on May 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

This is the last design challenge for Amy’s Warden Soap Challenges and I have to say that this one was the toughest of all. The level of difficulty would be a 5 (on a scale from1-5). 

Soap Challenge #3 – Mica oil swirls

Posted by: on Apr 20, 2013 | One Comment

We are definitely getting into the groove with the new soap designs inspired by the soap challenges of Amy Warden’s Great Cakes Soapworks

Our next design challenge is a simpler design than the last one I did – the Elemental Swirl.

This week’s soap design challenge consists of using micas as our swirling design.

Micas produce a beautiful shimmer color found mostly in glycerin or melt and pour soaps. In cold process soap the shimmer is lost but the color remains. By adding the mica blended in a bit of oil, and poured on top of the soap, the shimmer is kept while the oil is absorbed by the soap.

For our design we chose a Nag Champa scent (think nutmeg, vanilla woodsy scent).  I decided to add a mica line in the middle of the soap to give the soap a beautiful two- toned look. The tops are are swirled with a 24k gold mica.

The best way I was able to apply is using a 1 tablespoon of the melted oils from my base. I added a tiny scoop of the gold mica using a pipette and later used a dropper to drizzle the mica on the soap tops.

I was afraid that this batch wasn’t going to come out to my liking so I decided to do a 2nd batch.

I took Lavender Breeze – one of our best selling soaps- and decided to add a mica oil swirl. I used purple amethyst mica and drizzled on the tops.

I was very pleased with the Lavender Breeze and even equally delighted when I unmolded the Nag Champa soap. This one came out beautiful.

Stay tuned for the next and final soap challenge.

Soap Design Challenge – Week #2

Soap Design Challenge – Week #2

Posted by: on Apr 8, 2013 | 3 Comments

Whew! Glad to have made it through week #1 of the soap challenge. If you haven’t read the 1st challenge- Tiger Stripes you can click here.

This week’s challenge is the Elemental Swirl. Now when I saw Amy’s video I panicked. The design called for 6 colors and a  mica line in the middle of the swirls.