Friends and their comments…that inspire new products!

March 7, 2015

A couple times I’ve had customers or friends come up and tell me they used one of my products for something other than it was intended and it worked great!  It’s really fun to hear them so happy about finding a new use for said product.  A lot of times I share this with other customers asking about products.  My body butter has multiple uses as does my foot balm.

The other day my best friend’s sister who has two children still in diaper told me how she took one of my lip balms and labeled it “Butt Stick” and has been using it to help soothe diaper rash.  A while back I’d actually done some research on making a diaper rash cream for another friend.  I never did anything with it, but when she started talking about my lip balm I realized that the recipe I created way back when for the diaper rash cream was almost similar to my lip balm recipe with a few exceptions the biggest being there was no beeswax in it.

I decided to pull out the old recipe I’d created and alter it from a butter to a balm.  I call it Baby “Butt” Balm (affectionately referred to by family and friends now as the “Butt Stick”).  I’ve had friends and family testing it to see what they think.  We’ll see what the result is over the next few months…but potentially a new product might come to my bath product line!


2014 in Review

January 5, 2015

It’s always interesting to see my year in review.  :)

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 89,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

2013 in review

December 31, 2013

Found this interesting and thought I’d share the 2013 Year in Review that wordpress gave me :D  Thanks to everyone who’s visited this year!  I’ll start up again with the blog come the new year!

Here’s an excerpt:

Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people for a concert. This blog was viewed about 67,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Madison Square Garden, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Facial Cream

August 30, 2013

A while back I started playing around with some new items I wanted to add to my line.  I’m not a fan of lotions. I don’t like making them and not really a huge fan of using them.  I think it’s more the dealing with preservatives in them (which I don’t have issues with preservatives, I know that most are perfectly safe, but I just wanted something that I could make and use for myself that didn’t have preservatives in them).

I started with a whipped body butter about a year ago.  I started with a recipe the Bramble Berry shared and slowly started altering it a bit to change up some of the ingredients and just reformulating it to have more of the ingredients I loved in it.

Recently I wanted a facial cream.  So I went back to the drawing board and created a couple of recipes.  I’ve been testing them out and the Avocado Facial Cream I created has been a complete success. Everyone who’s tried it has loved it.

facial butter (5)

I have dry skin and this has made all the difference in the world.  I put it on in the morning and evening.  And I find my skin stays moisturized throughout the day (where normally I dry out by noon when I just used a lotion).  It is a “butter.”  It’s just oils and butters so it is a bit greasy, but it absorbs in fairly quickly and little bit goes a long way.

These are some of the feedback I got:

My skin type is dry.  The first time I used the facial cream I noticed my face felt greasy.  The second time I used it I used less and my face did not feel greasy.  All I had to use was a very small amount.  It made my face feel soft and smooth.  I used it at night after washing my face and in the morning after washing my face.  I have not experienced any breakouts since using the cream.  And I will continue to use it, because it makes my face feel good and helps with my dry skin. – Jessica

I liked both facial creams.  I used the avocado one during the day and the night time one at night :).   I liked the feel of both of them.  The night one I would use as soon as I got out of the shower in the evening and sometimes even with the face still a bit wet.    I used both every day and still am.  I have dry skin and have had no break outs from using it.  – Jan

I excited to add this to my line of Bath and Body products!  It doesn’t like the heat of the summer (no beeswax in it) so look for it to come sometime in Fall (probably late September).

More molds…

April 16, 2013

I decided I wanted a couple more 5lb molds.  And then I needed a new circle size for this idea I have for a new soap design :D  I think it’s going to be really cute if it works!  Stay tuned!


Spiced Cranberry

October 11, 2012

This design was all about Fall and it’s colors.  I love the orange, red, yellow and brown in this soap.  It really came out nice.  I swirled the colors in a cube soap. Then I embedded them into a loaf.  Simple but fun.  And spiced cranberry smells so good.  Totally reminds me of Fall!

Spiced Cranberry will be ready for purchase October 15th at my store!

Embedded “Kid” Soaps

April 29, 2011

Make bath time extra fun! Embed an eraser into your bar of soap! You can put it a clear/see through (transparent) base so the kids can see that there is a surprise in there they can work towards! Or you can embed it in opaque soap so it’s a complete surprise when they start to see the eraser!

Pictures below the cut!

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