Now that the worst of the cold weather has passed, the time has
come to rejuvenate that tired, flaky skin, as well as introducing
family, friends and customers to your new product range. A good
place to start the enlivenment of your skin is with a simple
exfoliating, yet moisturising body scrub.
Mix all ingredients in a bowl until combined. So simple! This quantity will fill a 100gm jar but can be multiplied out to your required amount.
More almond oil can be added to this recipe if you wish, but
transporting products with free oil often leads to leakage that
can be hard to overcome. Feel free to play with the oil selection
and ratios if you wish, to enable you to personalise the product
for your needs.
Finished Lavender Salt Scrub Ready for use in the shower or bath. Rub briskly on moist skin to exfoliate and moisturise.Rinse well.
Introducing a new product to our product range. This product is
easily scented by placing the amount of talc you need in a plastic bag,
add fragrance or essential oil and kneed, shake and roll until you
have it evenly distributed throughout the product. By snipping
the corner off the bag you have a simple mess free way of
dispensing the talc into your packaging containers.
We have also introduced several new melt and pour soap bases to our
range to give you greater variety. These currently include
natural clear, shea butter, aloe vera, coconut and of course more
of the ever popular natural goats milk soap base.
our last newsletter we learned how to create an easy but
effective skin exfoliator to remove the built up dead skin cells
from our winter layover. The next step to creating beautiful skin
is to "feed" the newly exposed, but delicate, tissues that have
been brought to the fore. A cream or lotion is a great product
for maintaining well kept skin, but for a post winter overhaul it
is often best to bring out the big guns - the body butter. A
true body butter is a combination of butters and oils that can be used
to infuse the skin with the fats it needs to maintain itself well.
However, this type of product has a greasy feel to it that takes a
while to soak in which can impact our busy lives. The commercial
body butter has become much more popular in recent times as the
thick cream base is absorbed more readily taking much needed water
through the skin and into the layers below as well as the same
oils contained in the traditional body butter.
I have been soaping for quite a while now, and the adventure has made for quite a soap opera.
Thirteen years ago my husband decided he wanted to keep bees on our semi-rural property, which we did successfully for quite some time. The issue arose as to what to do with the beeswax. Make soap of course!! he said. So, I studied, and I learned, and I played, experimented and fell under the spell of the varieties that soap making can offer. I was hooked.
I started having to buy larger and larger quantities of ingredients from a local supplier for whom I started teaching classes. When she said she was selling up and moving to Queensland the opportunity to jump had arrived. With my business partner, Julie, we bought ourselves a business and named it Heirloom Body Care (www.heirloombodycare.com.au). We wanted to be able to help all those out there with the same soap addiction to fulfil their dreams, to create the purple soap with green polka dots, or the stripped one, but most especially the soap that will ban rashes and dry skin forever!