As some of you may know, I make bath and beauty products. I make them when I have the time to make them (kids sleeping, kids at school) or when I have the supplies to make them. I can only get the supplies online and sometimes it's really a pain to keep up with what I have left versus how much I have to make what I need.
I make lotion bars, which is basically solidified lotion. The warmth of your skin will gently melt the lotion bar and allow the oils to penetrate into your skin. It may feel a bit oily at first, but within a few minutes, the oils absorb into your skin and you'll feel soft and supple all day long. There is a good write up about lotion bars here
and it's basically the same ingredients I use.
What I love about lotion bars is that you can carry it in your purse and not worry about it accidentally spilling in there. Usually when I make them, I give it as gifts or use them myself. Lately, I've had many requests to sell them at the local market and a horticulture garden wants citrus-scented lotion bars to sell at their site. Though it may seem enticing, I wonder if I'd ever be able to fulfill the supply and demand aspect of it. Remember, my life revolves around my family first! Also, a deep dark secret of mine, is that I'm a REALLY bad procrastinator. To the point that sometimes it ashames me.
Well, I made a bunch of lotion bars and I promised to give one as a trade to Joleen
, who designed this site for me. She likes citrus scents so I made 'Tangerine Dreams' which has the "aroma of juicy, freshly squeezed tangerines with base notes of vanilla & fresh greenery." It's the same one that my kids used during their trip to the dentist a while ago. I got rave reviews about that one, which I blogged about a few weeks ago.
I use natural ingredients that are good for your skin. Shea butter "is a superb moisturizer, gentle enough for use on babies and sensitive skin and has exceptional healing properties." Sweet Almond Oil is used "to help to give it unequalled penetrating and restructuring properties." Candellila Wax is a "unique vegetable wax helps provide gloss and lubricity ("slip") to lip balms and lotion bars." I also use FD&C Fragrance and Colorants.
Here are all the ingredients melted, mixed together and ready to be pour into push-up lotion tubes. I love these tubes, they're too cute for words.
These are all ready to be labeled and shrink wrapped. The one already labeled belongs to Joleen. I will ship it out for her today. I hope she enjoys it!