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.