Friday, October 28, 2011

More Concoctions from My Soap kitchen

I loved playing with mud when I was  a kid.  We lived on a dirt road and I knew all the best spots on the road to find the different types of mud.  Armed with a bucket and a spoon, I would scavenge along the road, gathering mud and stones and then set to work making my mud creations.  Well, those days of mud pie are over but that doesn't mean I haven't found another way to play with mud.


Introducing Mud Pie soap made with Dead Sea mud.  The scent is a nice unisex blend of clove, bergamot and patchouli essential oils.

The fun with mud didn't stop there though.  I decided to give myself a Dead Sea mud masque with a special essential oil blend of tea tree oil, lavender and frankincense.  Oh, it smells so good.  I often will open the jar just to have a sniff.  It's an instant little aromatherapy lift.



Soap making has been happening at a fairly good pace here lately as I prepare for several craft shows during the holiday season.    I have designed two holiday soaps but I will share those with you next week.  Squeezed in between all the soap making, I have developed two facial oils.  Over the years, I have used countless facial moisturizers, only to be disappointed with the results or lack thereof.  Not surprisingly, I also wasn't fond of the long list of ingredients all those moisturizers contained.  I have seen facial oils at high end boutiques but they are ridiculously expensive.  Recently i began thinking, "Why can't I make my own facial oil?".  So after a little bit of research, I have and I love them.


I use a combination of golden jojoba, rosehip and evening primrose oils that are absorbed almost instantly into the skin, leaving it soft.  The essential oils in each facial oil are also specifically chosen for their skin-loving properties.  The daytime oil contains lavender, frankincense and ylang ylang.  The night-time oil is a blend of lavender and orange.  I also love using the glass dropper to dispense the oil.  It's just kind of fun, you know.  Or maybe that's just me.

All my new concoctions can be found here in my Etsy shop.

11 comments:

  1. all your concoctions sound wonderful. i might have to try some of that facial oil soon, once i finish up the cream i have. i'm always looking for a good moisturizer for my dry skin that isn't filled with lots of chemicals.

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  2. Sounds absolutely heavenly and I LOVE the name!!!

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  3. Appropriate that your soap making is branching out:) These all sound wonderful! More than ever I'm seeing the importance of ingredients I know in skin care. Since learning of the dairy allergy, I see my skin improving without it. Still, there's one product I have that I know not to use anymore because I finally connected it with breakouts!

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  4. I so wish my computer screen were scratch and sniff!
    x Katherine

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  5. Sounds wonderful!! I love the idea of the dropper bottle! :-)

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  6. yummy yummy! i want to shop here for xmas!

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  7. I love reading about your soaps. I've always wanted to try making it myself but it scares me!

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  8. You are really good at this!!

    I loooooved making mud pies when I was little. I can still imagine sitting on the back step with a plastic mold and pushing all the mud into it to form a pie shape. Playing in the mud is the best!

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  9. Oooh the mud! Okay, I'm going to need to treat myself soon. I can resist no longer.

    Tell me about the facial oil, I've never heard of it. (I live under a stump in the woods, you know) Is it suitable for breakout-prone skin?

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  10. I am really enjoying my facial oil Tara, it is a fabulous product. I put a little dab on Olivia's hand each morning and she loves it too!

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