Candlelight Christmas Soap

It’s time for our second Christmas soap (and Christmas theme) of 2021: Candlelight Christmas Soap. It’s a warm, rich soap that I designed to look like a glowing candle and smell like cozy, fireside cuddles. Let’s get started!

How to Make Candlelight Christmas Soap

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Kombo Shea Butter Balm

Today’s creation is an ultra-crunchy, five-ingredient Kombo Shea Butter Balm. I decided to call it a “butter balm” because it’s got the skin feel of a body butter, but an in-the-tin feel that’s much closer to that of a balm. It’s a rich brown colour thanks to molasses-y kombo butter, and is richly perfect for cooler fall days. Making this butter balm is a simple melt-trace-pour. Let’s get started!

Kombo Shea Butter Balm

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Oat Cardamom Chai Emulsified Body Butter

Today’s Oat Cardamom Chai Emulsified Body Butter smells just like a warm, sweet chai latte and is a beautiful treat for your skin. Its thick, glossy loveliness is reminiscent of whipped body butter, but you’ll find it’s far lighter—a moisturizing mid-point between body butter and body lotion. Dollop this sweet and spicy Oat Cardamom Chai Emulsified Body Butter into a jar and treat yourself 😍

How to Make Oat Cardamom Chai Emulsified Body Butter

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What can I make with shea butter?

Today we’re talking about one of my favourite ingredients; shea butter! I first fell in love with shea butter after buying a rather extravagantly priced small tub of it at the St. Lawrence Market in Toronto back when I was in university, and it’s been a staple for me ever since. Today’s post is all about shea butter—what it is, where it comes from, how it’s made, and what to make with it.

What can I make with shea butter?

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Honey Bee Mine Body Lotion

Brr! This week has been frigid; as I type this, it’s -37°C with wind chill outside. It’s the first proper cold snap we’ve had this winter. Along with that cold, it’s also very dry. I currently have four (4!) humidifiers running in my home, and they barely make a dent in the dryness—I’m just less likely to wake up with my face prickling with dryness. So—formulation to the rescue! We’re showing some love to our skin with today’s Honey Bee Mine Body Lotion. This lovely lotion features rich shea butter, fragrant rose hydrosol, and some seriously moisturizing ingredients like glycerin and honey to help your winter skin be as happy as possible.

How to Make Honey Bee Mine Body Lotion

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Shealoe Emulsified Body Butter

Today I’m sharing my first Bee Better 3.0 project; a soft and creamy Shealoe Emulsified Body Butter that’s an evolution on a shea butter and aloe vera heavy formulation I first shared in 2014, and then revised in 2019. This updated 2021 version uses a new emulsifier to create a product that is lighter, softer, smoother, and easier to apply. It’s definitely better, and you should make it 😄

How to Make Shealoe Emulsified Body Butter

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