by Marie | Jun 27, 2022 | Bee Better, Facial Cleansers
This Extra Creamy Green Clay Cleansing Balm is a Bee Better version of 2017’s Forest Cleansing Balm. That formula was one of the first anhydrous formulas I made with fatty thickeners and I remember being absolutely blown away by its rich, creamy, slippy consistency and incredibly easy rinse-off. I wasn’t the only one! Over the years I’ve heard from many people that my Forest Cleansing Balm is their favourite cleansing balm formulation 💚 Because the original was already pretty darn lovely, this updated version isn’t super different, but it’s definitely more polished. Keep reading to learn what I levelled up 😄
by Marie | Apr 25, 2022 | Body Butter
It’s been positively ages since I made a whipped body butter—since late 2020! This one was inspired by some gifted ingredients from Lavida Oils; their cupuaçu butter is utterly lovely and has re-ignited my long-standing love for this uniquely lovely butter. Cupuaçu butter is rich and smooth, but I don’t find it to be particularly greasy. It leaves my skin feeling soft and nourished, with a rather novel silicone-like finish. I immediately wanted to combine it with the oils from Lavida to create a beautiful tropical-inspired body butter, and that’s what we are doing today!
by Marie | Jan 17, 2022 | Bee Better, Chewy, Facial Cleansers
Today’s Creamy Clay Balm-to-Milk Cleanser is a Bee Better update to 2016’s Creamy Clay Cleansing Balm. It’s a rich, slippy, gentle facial cleanser that rinses off the skin beautifully. True to the name, it’s creamy and contains a hefty dose of soft white kaolin clay for a wee bit of physical exfoliation and a cleansing experience a bit reminiscent of a clay face mask. This updated version is gentler, fully percentage-ified, and has better rinse-off than its 2016 predecessor.
by Marie | Jul 22, 2021 | Best of 2021, Facial Cleansers, Projects with Videos, Starter Recipes
Today’s Super Simple formulation is the most super-ly simple of the super simple formulations I’ve shared with just two ingredients! I’ve also shared two different variations and discussed how to customize it to make it as accessible as possible (and also to hopefully get you inspired to start formulating your own cleansing oils!). Let’s get started!
by Marie | Jul 5, 2021 | Chewy, Facial Cleansers, Projects with Videos
This exotically-scented Sweet Magnolia Natural Cleansing Oil gently cleanses the skin, leaving your face feeling soft and nourished. It uses a new-to-me natural emulsifier and has quickly become a favourite facial cleanser for removing layers of summer sunscreen (and sweat) at the end of the day. I love the velvety way it makes my skin feel, and the scent is intoxicating. You’ll only need six ingredients, and many of them are easy to swap out—let’s dive in!
by Marie | May 13, 2021 | Body & Massage Oils, Other 2021 Favourites, Projects with Videos
This simple, all-natural Argan Plum Body Oil features two of my favourite carrier oils and some stunning antioxidants for an ultra-lovely skin treat that you can make in just a few minutes. You don’t need any heat—just measure, stir, package, and you’re done! I designed this formulation to be a body oil, but it can also be used on the face and hair if you want. Let’s dive in!