Sunday, June 14, 2009
I got these little glass pots ,They hold about 1 ounce.I have filled them with Body Balm,a salve that you can put anywhere on your body. Like an elbow or a knee or your heel.Small enough to put in your purse and cute enough to put on your vanity table.
Body Balm is just a fancy way of saying salve. But if you have a rough elbow or ashy knees this Balm will fix that!I have been know to put this salve on my blemishes,or even a bug bite.The Body Balm smells wonderful too . I have a Black Jassmine.or a Watermelon,or a Blackberry,but I can do any scent.The Little Glass Pot really make it seem special as well !! Great for a small gift!!! If you would want an empty pot, I have many to choose from, green, blue,red,black.All Natural Body Balm with the healing herb Slippery Elm !!!!
Sunday, May 17, 2009
These are some of the best lip balms I have ever used....not saying that just because I made them either!!! Most lip balms burn my lips and I am very sensitive to most face creams. IF I have a spot or blimish on my face I also hit it with these lip balms.IT's a high Quality salve with lots of vitamin E oil.The scents are from candy favorings or Scents that are edible.I have blackberry and watermellon and dark chocolate,peppermint.But I can do any flavor.I love the little tubs better then the stick containers.That way if I want to use the balm on a blimish I can get a finger full.Also the tight lid in the little tubs is more airtight and the balm last longer.
AS with everything I make there is slippery elm bark powder in these lip balms,which make for soft supple lips,This herb just blows me away everytime I use it.IT really rebuilds what you have lost in your skin,and helps it to be smooth and soft again !!!and Heals, ya know those red lips ,the cracked ones, the painful ones. IT Heals those.Amazing just Amazing...... it is not me or my recipe...it's the slippery elm!!
vitamin e oil
slippery elm bark powder
color wax non-toxic
This is my Slipper elm cream.I have been told by a few people that this is a wonderful makeup remover. Also it helps with the wrinkles around the forehead.MY sister says she puts the cream on her face over her makeup,then waits a minute,then removes the excess cream with a tissue.Kim (my sister)says all of her make up comes off in one pass and also her face feels wonderful after!!!I use the cream on my face as well , My forehead is very dry and since I have been using it I do have less wrinkles there as well as smooth skin!!!
I can make this cream with any scent or with no scent at all!!!
LOT of vitamin E and lots of slippery elm bark powder in this!!
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Well it has been awhile since I last Bloggered anything.... is that a word bloggered ? LOL IDK! Well I have been working on all my other things like Facebook,mobsters,Myspace,and trying to lose weight .I have not been making to much product these days either. I haven't had a sale in awhile. I'm looking at some new venues.Like maybe working some shea butter or ccocbutter creams, I bought this awesome body butter from a friend, had shea butter in it ,can't wait to try it.I also bought some Guinness Beer shampoo soap, and wow it's works awesome.I have been studying up on some new ways to make my creams and salves .I have also been doing the stinging nettle infusion drink .IT really helps with energy.Also with focusing on tasks.I have been twittering a lot as well,lots of nice people and great contacts. If you don't twitter you should.I will be dropping by more often added new stuff. like movie picks and music picks.I hope you all join me.I would like to get more traffic going on my blog so if you have any ideas I would love to hear em!!!
Thanks so much Tammy(goldenwillow)
Thanks so much Tammy(goldenwillow)
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
One of the best things you can do for your skin (other than to use a quality soap) is to exfoliate. It helps rid your skin of dead cells and promote the growth of new ones. Many of you have tried using Natural Exfoliants in your soap already. One of the most popular (and easy) exfoliants to use in your soap is loofah. (It's also often spelled luffa or loofa...but it's all the same plant.)
Loofahs can be used in either cold process or melt and pour soap. You can use it in slices, ground up, or whole. This project uses melt and pour soap base and a 12" piece of loofah in a 3" pvc pipe mold.
This is not one of my soaps I am hoping to make some though!!!!!but you're skin will be so soft and so wonderful I wanted to show this soap.
you can find a bar of soap like this on etsy .com or on madeitmyself.com or on Handmade Fuzion.com
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
It has always bugged me when I've been at a craft show or in a soap shop and the salesperson has said, "Our soaps are all natural glycerin soaps." Or, "Our soaps are better because they're glycerin soaps." I can't quite say, "You don't know what you're talking about." They're basically right...but the term glycerin soap is really a misnomer. All real soap is glycerin soap. I repeat, all real soap (not made with synthetic detergents) is essentially glycerin soap. Glycerin is a byproduct of the soap making process. Oils + lye (with some water) = soap + glycerin What many people call glycerin soap is actually transparent soap. Transparent soap is real soap too...it just goes through a hot process where sugar and/or alcohol are added as "solvents" to keep the soap crystals from becoming opaque. Without this crystallization, the soap remains clear. You could take just about any of your soap recipes and adjust the process to make them transparent. (Naturally, some recipes will work better than others...but that's basically the case.) The picture is of my honey soap which is a clear soap.The honey glycerin soap is a wonderful soap that really makes your skin soft.
Friday, January 2, 2009
This is a nice 4 oz bar of soapI made. Making soap is so easy if you do the melt and pour method.I buy all my soap bases from bramble berry soap company(i have a link in my links) When i get my soap base,I pick one(like) olive oil base or shea butter base.Then you melt it in the micro-wave or the oven.one lb I do in the micro-wave 5 mins,but test your microwave first.so not to ruin your soap base.I then add color wax. a non toxic wax colorant,Then I mix in slippery elm and vitamin e oil(but of course you don't have to do that)I do recommend the vitamin e oil though it really makes the soap soft to your skin.I use about 4 or 5 drops to one pound of base.Then once it has color and the added oils and herbs then I add a scent as well,I like flowery scents but you can use anything.(as long as it is for the skin,not a burning oil or a candle oil)again about 4 or 5 drops per pound of base.Then I put it in molds.I have molds I bought at craft stores and molds I bought on-line.YOU can pretty much do about any shape you want.
if while you were adding all your things to your soap it started getting hard ,don't worry just put it back in the microwave for 1 or 2 mins and then stir it all up then pour it.