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41  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Candy Cane Sugar Scrub on: March 31, 2008 12:03:56 PM
Thanks everybody!

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Oh it's beautiful! How did you get the vertical stripes to stay in place while you filled the jar?
It's actually really easy - I just tipped the jar on its side, then piped the scrub into the jar (like frosting on a cake). You can even pop the scrub in the fridge for a few minutes before piping.  That helps to firm it up a bit.
42  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Candy Cane Sugar Scrub on: March 31, 2008 09:03:26 AM

This creamy, multi-colored scrub is made with Shealoe Butter, White Sugar, Jojoba Wax Beads, and a little Beeswax.  I made mine in Candy Cane colors, with  Peppermint Essential Oil, but it's very easy to modify.  Just change the color of beads and the fragrance to make a custom version. 

You can use a pastry bag, or a ziplock bag with a hole cut in the corner to pipe the scrub into your jars, making stripes or other cool patterns.

Basically, you melt the Beeswax, add the Shealoe, and then stir in the fragrance, beads, and sugar. You can find complete instructions on my blog:
http://www.naturalbeautyworkshop.com/my_weblog/2007/12/candy-cane-suga.html
43  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Need some help with child friendly soaps on: March 10, 2008 01:21:45 PM
I agree, melt and pour is a great place to start - especially with kids around.  It's also really easy! This thread has lots of links to further info:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=202977.0
44  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: shea butter/cocoa butter questions on: March 10, 2008 01:13:40 PM
Hi Tricia,

Try melting 2 parts Cocoa or Shea Butter, 2 parts Olive, Sweet Almond, or Sunflower Oil, and 1 part Beeswax together in a double boiler.  You can scent them with fragrance oil or certain essential oils, or leave them unscented.  Pour the bars into melt and pour soap molds, wait for them to cool, and viola! Solid Body Butter.  If they are too hard, melt them down again and add more oil.  If they are too soft, try adding more butter or Beeswax.

You may be able to get some of the supplies locally, but you can definitely find all of them online.  Good luck! 
45  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Rainbow Salt Scrubs on: March 07, 2008 02:36:21 PM
You are very welcome!
46  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Rainbow Salt Scrubs on: March 05, 2008 08:48:11 AM
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the Moroccan Mint Tea and Vanilla sounds so good.

Thanks, that was definitely my favorite scent from this group.

47  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Rainbow Salt Scrubs on: March 04, 2008 06:19:00 AM
Thanks!! Cheesy
48  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Ocean Mineral Bath on: February 26, 2008 05:36:48 AM
You'll probably need to go online to order it.  I'll pm you a link.  Grin
49  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Ocean Mineral Bath on: February 25, 2008 01:05:46 PM
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One question though - what's coral calcium powder?

Coral Calcium Powder is powderized coral that has been harvested from coral that has risen above sea level and become fossilized there.  (If you are an eco-enthusiast you may want to avoid "marine coral powder", which is often harvested from live coral) Coral Calcium powder contains a huge proportion of calcium as well as over 75 other trace minerals.  What makes it so special in regards to skincare is that the calcium and minerals from this powder can actually be absorbed through the skin.

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sounds great! and btw, I loved your blog, added it to my favorites, will surely keep visiting

Thanks Miss World! I hope I see you there again soon. Smiley
50  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Adding to a store bought lotion? on: February 17, 2008 10:47:35 AM
I'm not sure what would happen if you mix Shea Butter and lotion - I would guess that it would separate sooner or later.  You might have an easier time diluting the perfumed lotions into an unscented lotion base.  A lotion base should already have preservative, and the perfume lotion will also have preservative.  They'll both be similar products so they should mix together pretty easily.  It may not pump up the moisturizing ability by much, but it would definitely help tone down the scent!
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