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1  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Homemade Deodorant - (that works!) on: November 03, 2015 10:21:06 AM
how do you think arrowroot instead of cornstarch would work?
2  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Lotion Bars! on: October 24, 2015 09:22:50 AM
Mine are cooling in the molds right now!! I added lavender and tea tree EOs!
3  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Homemade body butter and beeswax lip balm!! TUTES!! on: October 22, 2015 04:25:31 PM
So whipped up some home made bees wax lip balm and body butter this afternoon. This was my 1st time doin this and it came out pretty well. The lip balm was simple.

1oz beeswax
1oz coconut oil
1oz sweet almond oils

Melt it all together. You can do that in a double boiler but I didn't want to put the wax in mine so I heated it up in a Pyrex dish in the microwave. Took about 2 mins. If you do this please be careful bc the Pyrex gets really hot. Once it's all melted I added a few drops of eucalyptus EO and lemon EO as well as a small dash of vitamin E. I then stirred in about 1TB spoon of Shea butter at the end just for the added benefit if Shea butter but there is no need for this. Then I poured it onto my containers. It makes quite a bit so I was scrambling to to find stuff lol. If you want to make more or less the ratio of oils to beeswax is 2:1. Even without the EOs or vitamin E this lip balm woulf feel amazing!!!

The body butter was simple as well.

1/4c Shea butter
1/4c coconut oil
2TB of liquid oil (i.e. Sweet almond oil, jojoba oil.....)
   *i used sweet almond oil bc I'm obsessed*
EOs of choice

Melt oils together. (I did mine in a sauce pan over low medium heat.) Once oils are melted together put in a bowl and place in freezer so it become more of solid but you don't want it too hard or frozen. (Mine was hard around the edges and top but the middle was gooey and this worked well.) Once cooled and somewhat solidified, add your EOs then whip it. I used a hand mixer with a wisk attachments to whip it up! If you want you can use a dash of vitamin E but not necessary (I'm obsessed with this too!) The EOs I used were lemon, jasmine absolute, and a touch of Texas cedarwood. I don't think I will use the jasmine in here again bc it took way more than I thought for such a small batch and I can still barely smell it. It all came together tho and I'm pleased.

Warning: it feels a bit greasy when you put it on but it absorbs in you skin fast and feels really soft afterwards. It also made my tattoos look fresher!!! Anyway, hope you like it and of course feedback and advice is always welcomed!! I'm hear to learn!!
4  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Lavender Eucalyptus cold process soap! on: October 22, 2015 08:46:48 AM
I love your soap. The list of ingredients sounds very luscious and fragrant.

The only soap I ever made were the glycerin ones so I can't help you there.

thanks!!! im so excited to use it!! waiting for it to cure is gonna be hard especially since every time I go in my kitchen I can smell it!!
5  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Lotion Bars! on: October 22, 2015 08:42:45 AM
My bees wax was yellow, so my lotion bars are yellowish with the coconut oil and Shea butter.

That's perfect!!! I actually love the color so I was hoping you used yellow bees wax!! thanks lady!
6  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Lotion Bars! on: October 22, 2015 03:45:05 AM
Yup I'm makin these!!! Did you use bleached bees wax? I know where to get some natural yellow color bees wax but not the white kind without ordering it. Also, how do you think vitamin E would do in this? Sorry for the questions. Just curious!
7  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Lavender Eucalyptus cold process soap! on: October 21, 2015 07:39:08 PM
Why does it say my post is mature?

Right above the "upload your photo" button, you have the option to check or uncheck a box that says "Mature Image."  You should be able to edit your post and just un-click that box, I think.

Sounds like awesome soap!  Congrats on posting your first project.

Thanks lady!!! I must have accidentally checked it!
8  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Lavender Eucalyptus cold process soap! on: October 21, 2015 07:06:06 PM
So this is my 1st ever post to crafster for tho I have been a member for 2 years. Anyways, this is my second batch ever of cold process soap and I'm pretty excited!!! It has coconut oil, olive oil, sweet almond oil and shea butter! I scented it with lavender and eucalyptus EOs as well as put some dried lavender buds in it. It smells AMAZING!!! I can't wait for it to cure so I can try it out!! I have a question for you more experienced soapers. As I'm sure you can see in the photo it darkened quite a bit and I believe that's bc it went into gel phase if I have read correctly. How do I stop that from happening? Don't let my lye solution cool down more? I mixed it when it was a couple degrees shy of 120 but I've read that a lot of people prefer to let it cool to 95. Anyways, I'm still pretty proud of myself but would love some feed back!

9  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Homemade Laundry Soap ** With Tute! ** (picture heavy) on: October 14, 2015 11:01:05 AM
im def trying this but with some fragrance. I may try to find some unscented soap to make it that way I can make my own smells
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Star Wars Blanket!! Lots of pics on: October 06, 2015 09:45:02 AM
well this is amazing!!! what stitch did you use? at 1st I thought is was Tunisian but it seems a little loose to be that. ive been wanting to start doing picture work. its very daunting lol. i hope its not Tunisian bc i don't like the way it only has one good side and the other side looks funky. Please let me know love
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