by Marie | Jun 16, 2022 | Bar Soap
This two-layer unscented soap is coloured with clay, and is really beginner-friendly. I designed this soap for my dad as a Father’s Day gift since he prefers unscented products; my Christmassy soaps for 2021 were pretty perfumey, so he put in a special request for something less fragrant. I also designed this soap to use up some oils that needed to be rotated out of my inventory, and I show you how to do that with whatever oils you might need to use up. The partner video for this soap is the most complete soap making video I’ve ever made—I hope you enjoy it 😄 Let’s dive in!
by Marie | Aug 12, 2021 | Facial Cleansers
I’m pretty dang smitten with this Clear Jelly Oil Cleanser. It’s an oil cleanser… but gelled… and clear! I brainstormed up a big list of creative names like “Clear the Day Away” and “Diamond Velvet Cleansing Gel”, but in the end, I decided to mostly just call it what it is in relatively plain terms to help people find this awesome formulation if they are in the market for this flavour of wobbly facial cleansing 😄
by Marie | Sep 14, 2020 | Best of 2020, Chewy, Masks, Other 2020 Favourites, Projects with Videos
If you’re looking for an indulgent facial, I think this Creamy Oat & Shea Face Mask is just the thing. A rich base of shea butter and safflower oil suspends a blend of soothing, moisturizing ingredients to create a really decadent masking experience. Try using this mask while soaking in the tub—it’s downright lovely!
by Marie | Jul 20, 2020 | Bee Better, Lotion, Projects with Videos
Today’s DIY is another Bee Better project—an update of the Summer Shimmer Body Lotion I shared back in 2015 (over five years ago!). This lotion is lightweight and packs a serious shimmery punch to leave you glowing like a summer sunset. You can easily customize the summer shimmer by choosing a mica that’s perfect for your skin tone, too. Enjoy!
by Marie | Feb 10, 2020 | Best of 2020, Chewy, Masks, Projects with Videos
Today we’re whipping up a simple, creamy, oil-based face mask. A soft balm base is loaded with silky French green clay (my favourite clay for face masks!) to create an ultra velvety skin treat. This format is far less messy than blending clay and water, both for application and rinse off, which I really appreciate. You can also use it in two different ways, depending on what you’re looking to get out of your face masking, making this DIY quite versatile as well!
by Marie | Jan 20, 2020 | Best of 2020, Facial Cleansers, Projects with Videos
Today we’re whipping up a velvety cleansing oil that’s great for all kinds of facial cleansing, but especially brilliant for removing makeup. I created it with waterproof eye makeup in mind, as it likes to hold onto my lashline for dear life! This cleansing oil has a gorgeous, velvetty skin-feel and rinses off beautifully, leaving skin clean but not dry and squeaky. You can easily customize it to use up any older carrier oils you need to get through quickly, too! With just five ingredients (and it could be 4!), this Soft Velvet Cleansing Oil could hardly be easier. Let’s dive in!