Behind the Scenes Bloopers for Basil Face Cream

ingredients for basil rose cream experiment

Do you ever get a wonderful idea for a lotion or a soap or some other homemade goodie that looks so perfect in your head, but when you actually make it, it turns out nothing like you wanted it to? I think we can all relate to that feeling of frustration! Several months ago, I sent out a reader survey and I saw quite a few mentions from those who wanted to see my failures … Continue reading

Lavender Shea Hand Cream & Whipped Body Butter Recipe

Whipped Lavender Shea Hand Cream & Body Butter

This luxurious hand and body cream features: shea butter, to moisturize and condition dry or damaged skin lavender flowers, for their soothing, anti-inflammatory properties skin nourishing sunflower oil and purple Brazilian clay, a natural colorant. It was inspired by the wonderful whipped body butter recipe, found over at the Soap Queen blog.   Lavender Shea Hand Cream & Whipped Body Butter Recipe Measurements are by weight. 7 oz (198 g) shea butter (I use refined … Continue reading

How to Make a Lotion for Leg Cramps & Growing Pains

Leg Cramp Lotion

This lotion recipe came about as a solution to the growing pains my kids develop from time to time. I infused oil with arnica, which is helpful for inflammation and joint pain, and comfrey leaf, which can be used to treat sprains, strains and other sore muscle woes. The magnesium oil part came into play after a talk with our naturopath. My son had been experiencing some back pain during a growth spurt (he’s 13 and already … Continue reading