What could be better then Strawberries combined with Vanilla? Lip balms are one of my favorite things to make, the ingredients are relatively simple and easy to come by and it takes only minutes to make! I have made plenty of mint and lemon balm, even some with honey and ginger, but I hadn’t ever tried to get the flavor and scent of a fruit such as strawberry. Continue reading Strawberry Vanilla Lip Balm
Growing up in Southern California I love the flavor of lime and cilantro in my food, a good olive oil infused with lime and cilantro adds an excellent flair of the south west to an dish. However infused oils are not available at all stores and they can be a bit expensive! Continue reading Cilantro and lime infused olive oil
A while back a I found a recipe for making tinted lip gloss, in the past I have had a lot of luck with lip balm recipes, so as I normally do, I decided to put a different spin on the recipe and make it my own. The thing that attracted me to this recipe was the lovely red color, which the recipe called for Alkanet Root to produce. Having no Alkanet Root in my pantry at the time I decided to substitute Hibiscus and just to be sure I would produce the red tint I also choose to use red palm oil in lieu of coconut oil. Continue reading Chocolate or Caramel?
Making infused oils is a great way to add extra flavor and aroma to both cooking and moisturizing oils, and it is easy! All you need is a good quality organic oil to use as your base, dried plants, herbs or fruit to add and time! The important thing to remember when selecting the material to use for infusing is that it is completely dry (no moisture content), otherwise you risk bacteria forming in your product. Continue reading Making Infused Oils
I had some wonderful DIY ideas for a Valentine’s Day post…but time crept up on me and before I knew it, it was February 13th and I hadn’t prepared anything! Forced to scrap, or at least table, my time consuming ideas Continue reading Moisturizing lotion bars
This past Christmas I decided to “make” everyone gifts using all abundance of mint I had in my garden. Body butter was the first thing I tried, and thankfully it is relatively easy to make! Continue reading Whipped mint body butter