Monthly Archives: September 2014

Finally caught up, I want to keep them all to myself…

Pumpkin Spice Lotion

Distilled Water, Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Oil, Emulsifying Wax, Persea Americana (Avocado) Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter, Glycerin(Vegetable), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Seed Oil,  Stearic Acid, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Avena Sativa (Oat) Extract, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid


Peppermint Lavender Lotion

Distilled Water Infused with Lavender, Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Oil, Emulsifying Wax, Jojoba Oil,  Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Glycerin(Vegetable), Stearic Acid, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract,  Avena Sativa (Oat) Extract, Phenoxyethanol, 2x Distilled Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Essential Oil, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid (I used only 4-5 drops of peppermint for the whole recipe, I did not want to cause skin irritation but I wanted just enough to build the lavender scent.)


Peppermint Cocoa Butter Lip Balm

Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) wax, Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), 2x Distilled Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Essential Oil


I have all sorts of ideas and no time or energy, presently I have time and energy but managed to get the hiccups and I can’t do any measuring when I flinch with every hiccup. I am taking a break and having an Ale and then I promised myself I would go to the kitchen and make Cinnamon Clove Soap and Pumpkin Spice Lotion one way or another. In the mean time I am drinking Pyramid Apricot Ale and googling recipe ideas. Here is the list of my ideas before I forget them.

  • Face Cream with green tea extract and? oat extract
  • Green Tea Face Wash
  • Green tea toner with witch hazel
  • Cuticle butter  (citrus perhaps? I don’t have the packaging for these)
  • Muscle rub  (I talked my BF into infusing some ghost peppers and moruga scorpion peppers in oil so I have capsacin to add to 2 x peppermint, clove oil, camphor and some other stuff I am forgetting at the moment.)
  • Peppermint Cocoa Lotion and Lip Balm (I’m probably making the lip balm later tonight)
  • Lavender Oil Infusion
  • Vanilla Rum Lotion
  • peppermint saltwater taffy



Pear Lotion and Soap

I got an Anjou Pear sampler with my order I have also had a request for pear scented lotion so it worked out, I made a batch of lotion and a soap earlier and most of the sample is gone. I made a bit of the lotion as spiced pear by adding a few drops of bay rum. Tomorrow I will experiment with Pumpkin spice and Peppermint.


Laundry Soap and Dish Washer Detergent Recipes.

I keep forgetting to write this recipe down so I’m just going to put it here.


Laundry Soap

4 lb Borax

4 lb Baking Soda

3lb 7 oz Washing Soda

3 bars of grated Fels Naptha soap

3.5 lb Oxy Clean(optional)


Make sure you have a container large enough to mix all of this together or reduce the recipe.

1-2 tablespoons per load



Dish Washer Detergent

2 parts Borax

2 parts Washing Soda

1 part Citric Acid

1 part Salt

Beard Oil

Beard oils has been popular lately so I gave it a try. Drew seems to like it.

.5 oz Jojoba Oil
.5 oz Grape Seed Oil
.25 oz Vegetable Glycerine
3 drops Cedar EO
3 drops Bay Rum
1 drop Bergamot EO

Project ideas and planning.

It can be agonizing waiting for a package to come in.

So the soaps went fast, I have a few left and I had to order more supplies. Now that I have got the idea of what kind of soaps people are interested in I can focus on making the most popular ones in a larger 4-5ounce sizes.. and requests and such.

I’m also going to make a variety of lotions, I ordered in some 8oz bottles with disk caps. I am now trying to decide what types of lotion to make. I want to have a few fall themed ones in there, I will be making more Coffee Lotion because people really like it, then I will need to start a new batch of Coffee to infuse and I need to decide what kind of coffee I want to get. Also Mango Lotion. I am pretty certain on a Vanilla Rum Lotion. I think I want some sort of a spiced cranberry lotion with oat also and though I haven’t decided other ideas on the table are Valencia Orange and a very lightly scented Geranium Rose blend.

I plan on ordering Peppermint Essential Oil and Cocoa Butter in a couple of weeks as well as 4oz bottles. Then it will be time for lip balms. I have tried a few fragrance oils, some of them are samplers or requests but I prefer to work with essential oils over all.

Also when my package arrives I will have everything I need to make solid deodorant.

My Deep Steep Grapefruit Bergamot body spray is almost empty so I am going to refill the container with my own grapefruit bergamot body spray. I have a Mango Pikake flower body spray but it is too strong, lesson learned, I need to tone it down and I’ve been too distracted by the coffee lotion(I love it) to use many of my other products.

Also I will be making a spicy bay rum scented beard oil for drew.