Ginger Silk Summer Lotion

I’ve been experimenting recently with lighter lotions that are suitable for pump bottles and summery weather, and I am loving the results of these experiments. My first experiment was my Lemon Chiffon Body and Hand Lotion, and I was honestly surprised by just how much I loved it. You guys loved, it, too—Thais commented “This is my favorite lotion like… ever! It sinks in beautifully, doesn’t feel sticky and the smell… omg, I can’t stop sniffing my hands and arms. About your make a 2nd batch. Thanks Marie!!!” So, consider this Ginger Silk Summer Lotion experiment 2.0. And guys… swoon. Holy goodness moly WOWZA, I am utterly smitten with this incredibly lightweight, unbelievably silky, ginger-scented lotion, and I’m so excited to share it with you! 😍

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Heavenly Cocoa Lotion

This divine, lightweight, Heavenly Cocoa Lotion went straight into my purse, and that is high praise. Jasper requested a “simple yet effective facial moisturiser. Something a little bit like the LUSH Celestial Moisturiser… I worked for the company a while back as a product trainer and it is their best selling moisturiser, so I feel a formulation based on this cream would be really useful for your subscribers too!” The original ingredient list had some really lovely things in it—almond oil, cocoa butter, and lots of vanilla—and we all know I’m a total sucker for cocoa and vanilla, so how could I resist?

How to Make Heavenly Cocoa Lotion

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Lemon Chiffon Body and Hand Lotion

I was just going to call this something like “citrus body lotion”, but then I made it, and I tried it. And oh my. That dull name was nowhere near good enough. This beautiful, silky lotion is unbelievably smooth and lightweight, leaving skin touchably soft and lightly lemon scented. As soon as I used it, chiffon sprung to mind. Silk chiffon. And then pie, because… well, lemons. So, it had to be Lemon Chiffon Body and Hand Lotion. It’s divine and indulgent, and I think you’ll love it.

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Winter Wonderland Body Lotion

Ok, so you know how some people get “hangry”? They get all kinds of cranky and irritable when they’re hungry, sometimes leading their loved ones to carry around granola bars to avoid their low blood sugar induced wrath. I think there is a dry skin version of “hangry”. Something like “fritchy” (frustrated + itchy) or “drad” (dry + mad). Ok, so my name ideas need work. But I think the theory is sound. Anyhow, that is where this Winter Wonderland body lotion idea came from. Those infuriatingly dry winter days where you almost wish you could shed your skin like a lizard and just start fresh. Well, thankfully we cannot (erk), but we can whip up awesome lotions, which lizards cannot do. In the end, I think I prefer our way.

How to Make Winter Wonderland Body Lotion

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Moraine Lake Body Lotion

I love few things more than the scent of the forest floor in the sun in the Canadian Rockies. A few weeks ago we took a trip out to Moraine Lake—one of the most famous lakes in the world. You might not know it by name, but you know the view; it’s incredibly famous. Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks used to be on the Canadian $20 bill. It’s just around the corner (by Canadian standards, at least) from the more famous Lake Louise. The lake water is an astonishing, almost unbelievable bright turquoise, and the forest around the lake smells incredible. You can wander a forest path to the back of the lake (stopping to take about 600 photos as you go) and bask in the incredibly fresh forest air and the smell of pine trees and fir needles. Even if you can’t make it to Banff, this lovely Moraine Lake Body Lotion will help transport you there.

How to Make Moraine Lake Body Lotion

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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Lotion

To me, macadamia nuts will forever evoke memories of Hawaii. I was last there with my family when I was seventeen, and I remember picking up a bag of some chocolate covered macadamia nuts in the airport on our way home. Those nuggets of chocolatey goodness were unbelievably delicious. To this day I’m certain there was some sort of covert layer of butterscotch or caramel in there that made them full-on addictive and memorable, even years later. So, when I finally got around to buying a wee bottle of macadamia nut oil (I’ve learned not to buy new oils in large quantities!), I knew what I’d have to turn it into: White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Lotion. Yum.

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