• Collecting Calendula Seeds

    You don’t have to buy new calendula seeds every year. Collecting them from your existing plant is fun and easy. It’s almost as easy a harvesting the flowers, but you wait a little longer before you pick them. As the bright yellow and orange calendula blooms start drying up and fading out, watch for the […]

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  • Using Calendula

    My favorite flowers to grow are the ones that are beautiful and useful. Calendula definitely fits that description. These bright flowers are easy to grow and add a splash of yellow or orange to any herb garden. But their blossoms are more than just pretty. They offer a multitude of health benefits. It’s an herb […]

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  • Upcoming Boutique

    This Saturday, I’ll be participating at a boutique in Magna. Mention this blog when visiting my booth and get a free lip balm. If you’re in the area be sure to stop by. Where: Our Lady of Lourdes – 2840 S. 9000 West, Magna, Utah. When: February 22, 2014 from Noon to 7 p.m. Hope […]

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  • Soap on a Rope Failure

    The soap on a rope didn’t work out so well. In November I posted about a batch of soap I saved. I’d forgotten to superfat the batch and couldn’t sell it that way, so I grated it up and experimented with adding castor oil to it. Since I was experimenting I tried making soap on […]

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  • Blog Tour Giveaway

      SkinTastic Creations is sponsoring the Blog Tour hosted by Lucinda Whitney to promote Rules of Engagement. We are donating lotion and sugar scrub for the giveaway. They are both sweetly scented with Brown Sugar and Spice. Yum! The sugar scrub is a fabulous way to exfoliate the dead skin while moisturizing. I love the […]

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  • Bath Bombs Galore

    We had a big bath bomb making day and rolled out a bunch of them (my husband is so wonderful to help). We did several small batches with a variety of fragrances. Here are the fragrances we did. Sunflower Huckleberry Ocean Breeze Mango Pearberry Sandalwood Vanilla Unfortunately a large portion of them cracked and can’t […]

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  • Do You Have Eczema?

    Follow my blog with Bloglovin Do you have eczema? Many people do. I never knew how many until I started putting this sign out at my boutiques. Now people passing by stop and tell me about their grandchild or friend who struggles with eczema. Or better yet, they lift their pant leg or push up […]

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  • Apples for Healthy Skin

    Eating right influences the health of your skin as dramatically as what you put on it. One source of skin loving nutrients is an apple. The vitamin C in an apple helps your body produce the collagen needed to give the skin elasticity and a plump appearance. Apples are fabulous fresh, but the apple is […]

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  • Photographing White Lotion Bottles

    This morning’s project was a new picture for my Etsy banner and Facebook page. The struggle has been that I usually photograph on a white background. That worked well for my other Etsy shop, Mulberry Junction, but not so well with my white lotion bottles. In the picture below you can see how I do […]

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  • What is Castille Soap

    This is the batch of Castile soap I’m in process of packaging right now. Castile soap is a simple soap that is made with olive oil. Although the history of Castile goes way back, it is believed that the soap was first made in Castilla, Italy. This makes sense when you understand that in that […]

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