Calendula Infused Oil

I’ve been wanting to infuse some herbs for our soaps and body products. Our Calendula did not do well in the garden this year, so I ended up purchasing some dried organic Calendula flowers from Mountain Rose Herbs. Thanks to Katie, a soapmaker on one of the soaping groups, for these instructions. Fill the sterilized…

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Soap Lessons Learned

Before I write about lessons learned, I wanted to thank everyone who entered my giveaway of the Eco Craft book. Janice of Flushing, New York won it. It will be in the mail to her tomorrow. Stay tuned for more craft book giveaways. Also, we finally got rain last night – a whole inch! It…

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Dreamsicle Face Lotion

When I was a kid, I just loved Dreamsicles. Well, I still do. We have a local ice cream shop here – a small neighborhood stand with just outdoor seating and a limited menu.¬† If you are looking for a variety of flavors with fancy smancy toppings, this is not your place. In addition to…

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Our Three Soaps

Before I review our three soaps that have cured and we are using, I wanted to let you know that I won a $25 gift certificate from Majestic Mountain Sage for submitting our Lavender Goat Milk soap in their milk soap challenge. Here is my entry on their blog. Pretty exciting! Can’t wait to order…

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Rosemary Softening Rinse

[donotprint]In my continuing quest to make our own body care products, I recently made this hair rinse from a recipe in Organic Body Care Recipes by Stephanie Tourles. I used one of my favorite plants – rosemary, specifically lynda rosemary for this rinse. If you are wondering where we found lynda rosemary, well, that’s another…

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Cocoa Butter Creamy Lotion

A couple years ago for Christmas I renewed an old interest in making beauty supplies. Several friends received peppermint lip balm, lavender eye pillows, and body cream. I notice just this past couple of weeks that I was running out of my face lotion and remembered the book I had purchased that year – Organic…

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