Under Eye Balm

March 14, 2015

Last summer I started playing around with an under eye balm recipe.  I’d gotten a couple sample oils from the soap conference that were more exotic and too nice to (I thought) use in soap.  I was reading one of the blogs I followed that had posted a recipe that used one of those oils and I got inspired to try and create my own “eye butter.”

The first batch worked well enough, but it was not what I was going for. I tried to whip the butter but that ended up no working and it didn’t cool evenly so it was a little grainy and just overall it worked but I wasn’t happy.

I adjusted my recipe a bit and I liked it, but it wasn’t what I wanted.  I set it aside when the holidays came (there was no time to do much of anything outside of restocks!).  I started playing around again with it in January.

I had narrowed down my trial recipes to one (with two variations).  One contained beeswax while the other didn’t.  I loved the final results.  I’m having some people test it and so far results have been good.  Always excited when I create a new recipe to my satisfaction!

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The beeswax is a balm (and I really like it…it should hold up well in the summer).  The other which has no beeswax I whipped it.  And I actually LOVE this one.  I’ve noticed that it’s really not greasy either.  I’ve been using it on my entire face not just under the eyes.


Facial Scrub…to save me from this dry winter weather!

February 9, 2014

I have such dry dry skin.  In the summer it’s not bad.  In the winter my skin gets so flaky and so dry.  I’ve been using a sugar scrub for my body for the past couple years and I’ve seen a big difference.  So, I thought, why not try a facial scrub.  I have a facial butter which I like and I think a scrub would really help.

I took one of my favorite recipes and altered it a bit.  It’s gentler for the face and includes some skin loving oils that my face loves!  What will you find in it? Shea Butter, Coccoa Butter, Argan Oil, Avocado Oil, Jojoba Oil, sea clay, and tea tree and lavender essential oil!

I’m in love with it!  I’m currently having it tested by others.  Most are loving it (especially those who have naturally dry skin) .  It definitely helps with flaky skin and is moisturizing.  It’s different from typical scrubs.  It leaves a thin film of oils/butters on the face after using and it does take 10-20 minutes to fully absorb in.

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Packaging: Facial Sugar Scrubs

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