Sunday, March 28, 2010

Basic Lip Balm Recipe


Ingredients:

1 teaspoon beeswax
2 teaspoons coconut oil
1 vitamin E capsule
2-3 drops flavor oil

Instructions:

Melt beeswax coconut, and vitamin E together. Then add your flavor oil. Place in a tube or pot.

Lip Balm Tubes

Friday, March 26, 2010

Daisy Flexible Soap Mold



"Daisy" is a detailed floral shape that brings nature to your bathroom. Create themed soaps with floral elements, match your decore, or simply enjoy the shape for itself. Our Daisy shape helps your soap stand out.

Approximate Size of Bar: Weight: 1.7 ounces Diameter: 2.2 inches Height: .9 inches

*******Why Flexible?*************************************
A Flexible Soap Mold is Easier to Use

* after the soap has cooled Flexibility greatly improves the release of your cured soap from the mold cavity.

* Since soaps are easier to get out of the molds, more detail and smaller detail, which may have crumbled before, is now not only possible, but easy.

* With gentle flexible soap molds, your fingers are spared the rawness and pain cause by pushing repeatedly against hard inflexible plastic.

A Flexible Soap Mold Lasts Much Longer

* flex gently By using flexible vinyl instead of hard plastic, Flexus Molds are more durable and not prone to the cracking and warping that other molds have.

* Because Flexus Molds last so much longer than other molds but are similarly priced, your per use cost is significantly lower allowing you to enjoy soapmaking that much more.

* Without constantly having to replace cracked molds, you can focus on collecting all the shapes you want instead of just the ones you need.

A Flexible Soap Mold is Easier to Clean

* push from the back of the mold Top rack dishwasher-safe and with a high-gloss polished finish, Flexus Molds are a snap to clean.

* Clear walls and accessible corners also facilitate an easy thorough clean with no scouring or scrubbing to remove the colorant or other secret ingredient.

* The days spent using toothbrushes and toothpicks to clean stubborn ingredients off your molds are no longer. Now you can easily clean your soap molds with a warm wet soap washcloth.

On Clear Material

* and the soap easily pops out By using clear material, Flexus Molds take the guesswork out of soapmaking.

* Bubbles and half filled cavities are easily detected and fixed with transparent material.

* By not wasting resources on incomplete or bubbly soap, Flexus Molds allow you to have a consistant and efficient output.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Love Potion Bubble Bath

This bubble bath will put you in a romantic mood. All of the ingredients are considered known aphrodisiac – so look out!

6 drops jasmine oil
3 drops rose oil
3 drops vanilla oil
6 drops ylang ylang oil
1 quart of distilled water
1 bar of castille soap. (4 oz. Bar)
4 ounces liquid glycerin

Directions: mix the water, soap and glycerin together and stir. Now add your essential oils to the mixture.

Orange Blossom Bath Salts

8 oz baking soda
1 lb coarse sea salt
1/2 fl oz neroli (orange blossom) essential oil

Stir together the baking soda and sea salt, then add the essential oil and store in a sealed jar. Food coloring may be added if you wish. Use three tablespoons per bath.

Unrefined African Shea Butter



http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=43055922

Soft and Creamy Unrefined Shea Butter. Excellent for healing and moisturizing. This is Unrefined and therefore still has all its medicinal properties. It has a long shelf life of 12 to 24 months if stored properly in a container in a cool place.

What can Shea Butter do for you?

Shea butter has been used for centuries in Africa. It is used to moisturize and protect the skin from sun, wind, heat and salt water. It is known as the most effective skin moisturizer and conditioner because of its high content of non-saponifiable fats including vitamin F. It is an excellent skin moistener and is used for aging skin, eczema and all forms of massage. It is also used to relax the muscles and to treat sprains wounds and colds. The unique formula of Shea butter also helps prevent and protect dry skin providing temporal relief from irritation, dryness and wind burned skin.

Shea butter can be used as a hair dressing cream to moisturize a dry scalp and stimulate hair growth. As a hair cream, it helps to hold the hairstyle and lightly relax curls.

Fair Trade Shea butter


The manufacturer of our shea butter pays much higher prices for our Shea butter by organizing the women in the Northern Region of Ghative societies with interest free loans, credit facilities, training in packaging, labeling and quality control services therefore a higher price for their quality processed Shea butter.

When you buy our Fair Trade Shea butter, you are enabling the Tamale and Wa women that process our Shea butter to live with dignity and invest in their families, communities and the environment.

Higher Living Standards: Higher living standards, thriving communities in the Northern Region of Ghana and a more sustainable farming practices.

A fair price: The farmers and Shea butter producers received a fair price for their product. The Fair Trade price means that farmers and producers can feed their families and that their children can go to school instead of working in the fields.

Quality products: By receiving quality control training and a fair price, Fair Trade Shea butter producers can avoid cost-cutting practices that sacrifice the quality of the Shea butter we import. The Fair Trade producers' traditional artisan processing methods result in exceptional Shea butter products we import.

Bath Bags

Cut out some 9-inch diameter circles of muslin and place 2 tablespoons of roughly torn fresh herbs in the middle of each one. Dried herbs are just as successful. Gather the edges of the circle together and make into a small bundle, holding it in place with an elastic band. Then attach ribbons around the bundle to cover the elastic band, making a long enough loop to hang it from the taps so it will dangle in the water. A set of bath bags, with different colored ribbons to denote different herbs or mixtures of herbs, could be put together with a collection of other bath-time treats. Do write clear instructions on a label so they don't get mistaken for bouquet garni and put in a stew!

Oatmeal can be added to the contents of the bath bags. Use equal quantities of herbs and oatmeal, as it helps to soften the skin.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Free Fragrance Oil Offer

Purchase $25 or more at www.saharassupplies.etsy.com before March 15th and mention what you plan to use your new fragrance oil for here in the blog. Just put your pick in the "notes to seller" with your etsy purchase and I'll send you 2 ounces of your choice fragrance oil with your order.