• Ylang Ylang

    Have you ever smelled ylang ylang? I’ll bet you have, whether you realize it or not. It’s a popular choice of essential oils for its smell alone. In fact it is even found in Chanel No. 5. In recent years it has become even more popular, but not only for its smell. Ylang Ylang is an […]

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  • Mom and Babe Collection

    Introducing… The Mom and Babe Collection. It’s a fabulous set of ten products geared to new moms and their babies. The arrival of a baby is such a precious time and moms want the best for their little one. And for themselves. There are many skin care and baby care options on the market, but […]

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  • Itchy Burning Scalp

    Many of you have asked me if I will ever develop a shampoo. I believe many people deal with itchy burning scalp It’s on my list of goals, but shampoo is pretty complicated We like our hair to feel soft and silky. But itchy scalp and irritation can be a side effect of some shampoos. And it’s […]

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  • Before and After Eczema

    I don’t make claims about my Herbal Balm. But I love to see results. These pictures show what I’ve seen happen with the balm multiple times.  The cute girl these hands belong to has a story that touched my heart. Her parents had tried everything to get the eczema on her hand to clear up, but […]

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  • Herbal Facial Oil

    Herbal Facial Oil … my new favorite product. It thrills me that the Herbal Balm has helped so many people with their eczema and other skin problems. I wanted to create a product for the face that would be equally amazing. It needed to have the herbal properties infused into it. But for the face […]

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  • “Frozen” Soap

    When I make soap I like it to be round. It fits so nicely into the palm of your hand in that shape. To accomplish that I pour my soap into long tubes and then cut it into slices. One of the fun things about this is that you never know how that top slice is […]

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  • Mobile Friendly

    With all the shows I’ve done in the last six months I realized it was time to get my website functional. I apologize to those of you who have tried to order and not been able to. The fun thing about running your own bath and body business is that you are the formulator, marketing […]

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  • Calendula for Conjunctivitis

    We’ve used calendula for many skin conditions over the years. It is typically what the herb is used for, but it may surprise you to know that we have even used calendula for conjunctivitis (pink eye). Calendula’s anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties have helped to clear up the problem for us several times over the years. How […]

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  • Lotion Making Day

    I have seven new varieties of lotion on my SkinTastic shelf. Here you see the seven batches at the cooling phase. At this point I am stirring and using the stick blender to work them into that perfect consistency as the emulsion sets and becomes stable. What are the new fragances? Drumroll please… Red Roses […]

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  • Growing Calendula

    Calendula easy to grow. Here you see my calendula already starting to grow on its own. It’s located in a warm spot on the south side of my house and tends to show up with my early blooming daffodils. However I’m starting more inside also. This gives it a warm start and gets it going […]

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