This light and luxurious hair serum smooths down flyaways, moisturizes dry ends, and imparts a lovely, light sheen. It smells divine, is absorbed quickly, and packs a punch with just a few drops. It’s the sort of thing that would sell for $40 at a salon, but you know better that that
This crisp, clean white bar smells of cold air and cool mint, and is just perfect for winter. It’s my first Christmas soap for 2014, and I’m not quite sure how it’s Christmas soaping season already.
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Tagged butter, Christmas, clay, coconut, coconut oil, instructions, kaolin clay, olive oil, recipe, shea butter, soap, winter
My series of wax to oil ratio experiments continues today with bayberry wax and olive oil. Bayberry wax is a plant-based wax made from the fruit of the Myrica faya shrub. The resulting wax is dry, crumbly, and green, and smells wonderfully of the forest. Candelilla and carnauba waxes are both popular vegan alternatives to beeswax, but they’re incredibly smooth and glossy, meaning balms and salves made with them tend to lack the staying power of beeswax balms. Bayberry wax has more in common with beeswax in terms of being a softer, tackier wax, making it a fantastic addition to any vegan wax collection.
Kristin wrote me with the most lovely sounding recipe request—she was looking for a “rich, tingly foot butter that smells like a pine tree”. Mmmm. As a lover of all things forest scented, I absolutely had to make this awesome (and as of yet hypothetical) foot butter.
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Tagged butter, calgary, cocoa, cocoa butter, coconut, menthol, mountain, recipe, shea butter, skin, tea
I thought I’d continue my pumpkin spice spree with this delightful Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm. Not only does it smell of pie and leave your lips smooth and glossy, but it also contains real pumpkin oil, which gives it a wonderful mandarin hue.
Posted in Lip Balm
Tagged balm, beeswax, bread, butter, cinnamon, clove, cocoa, coconut, food, ginger, pumpkin, recipe, skin, Thanksgiving