Fir, Cypress, and Silk Body Lotion

There’s been a line that reads “fir and cypress body lotion with sweet undertones (vanilla, floral?)” in my long list of project ideas for quite some time. It’s been there for long enough that I’m not entirely certain where the idea came from. Perhaps I tried a hand soap at a restaurant that bragged about fir and cypress on the label. Maybe I just love fir trees and vanilla. Perhaps Siri sneakily added it to the list (she is surprisingly insightful at times). Anyhow, with chilly winter days and Christmastime upon us, a light, hydrating lotion that smells of fir and vanilla sounded like just the thing, and so off the list and into the kitchen that idea went.

Fir, Cypress, and Silk Body Lotion

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Winter Shimmer Body Lotion

It seems hard (to me, at least) to think of New Year’s Eve without thinking of New York City. I fell thoroughly in love with New York in May of 2014, and I would love to be there on New Year’s Eve. Last summer I read Bill Bryson’s One Summer: America 1927 and I was just enamored with the sparkle and excitement of it all—and so much of it was in New York. All that is to say that this sparkly winter shimmer body lotion is inspired by all that, but it doesn’t need to be the roaring twenties to get your glitter on.

How to Make Winter Shimmer Body Lotion

How to Make Winter Shimmer Body Lotion

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Gold, Frankincense, & Myrrh Lotion

The age-old tale says three wise men brought gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh to the baby Jesus, so one might say this sparkling Gold, Frankincense, & Myrrh Lotion is fit for a king.

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A base of honey and silk infused water is emulsified with olive oil (pomace) and unrefined shea butter (USA / Canada) to make a creamy, hydrating lotion. Honey and silk are both wonderful humectants, helping the skin stay soft and happy through dry winter days. Olive oil and unrefined shea butter (USA / Canada) are wonderfully rich, perfect for a fit-for-a-king lotion and short, cold days.

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Pumpkin Spice Body Lotion

Allow me to continue to earn my keep on the fairground ride we call “PUMPKIN SPICE ALL THE THINGS!” with this decadent, pumpkin-y pumpkin spice body lotion. You’ll smell a bit like a pie and your skin will be soft and happy—I think you’ll like it. Don’t blame me if you have to fend off hordes of PSL (pumpkin spice lattes, for the un-initiated) lovers, though.

How to make Pumpkin Spice Body Lotion

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