Winter Wonderland Hand & Body Lotion

Today’s gift-able holiday DIY is a powdery, silky, fragrant Winter Wonderland Hand & Body Lotion that I’m just obsessed with. I find hand and body lotion is quite a good gift as it’s a product many people already use (so it’s already part of their day-to-day life and will probably get used), but unlike facial skincare products, they’re usually more willing to try something new. And this lovely lotion is definitely worth trying 😄

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Candy Cane Emulsified Body Butter

As soon as I settled on Candy Cane as a theme, I knew I wanted to try to make a lovely piped multi-colour body butter for it. And here it is! The ingredient list is fairly simple, the piping is fun (and easy once you’ve got the right gear!), and the final product is gorgeous. Let’s go!

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Easy Niacinamide Serums for Beginners

Niacinamide—also known as Vitamin B3—is a potent, effective, and popular active ingredient with amazing brightening and barrier-boosting skincare benefits. But, it can be a bit intimidating to work with. So, if you’ve been wanting to start formulating with niacinamide but haven’t been sure where to start, you’re in the right place. Let’s get started 😄

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Hyaluronic Acid Serum: 3 vs. 5 vs. 8 ingredients

In this post I’m going to teach you how to make three different hyaluronic acid serums; one with 3 ingredients, one with 5, and one with 8. Each formulation builds on the one before it so you can see how to modify and expand on (or, if done in reverse, simplify!) a serum formulation.

I’ve packed this post full of helpful links, so for the best learning experience please click through and read the ‘bonus’ material as well. Happy making!

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Hot Chocolate Natural Body Butter

Today we’re kicking off our holiday 2022 making with a silky, decadent Hot Chocolate Natural Body Butter 🍫 This formulation is part of our first theme—Hot Chocolate! This is a bit of a “Bee Better” of a theme I very briefly touched on back in 2013. It was just a soap, and I wanted to do the theme justice with a few more decadent formulations 😋

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