These are some of things that we produce at home, a Rosemary and Geranium scrub on the left, some handmade bath salts in the centre and on the right we have our Coffee and Vanilla body scrub.
Now I dont do exact measurements, it all depends on the jar size but here is how we make it:
Fill a jar just two thirds full of a mixture of white sugar and coarse sea salt. Add one teaspoon of coffee to the jar and mix well so the coffee is dispersed throughout. Now slowly pour olive oil in and mix until a paste like substance is formed. Add a couple of drops of Vanilla essence, mix well once more and you are done. We would add in a few drops of Vitamin E oil in as well.
Thats all there is to it.
Of course you can vary this immensly, jojoba oil is quite popular instead of olive oil. You don’t have to go with a coarse sea salt but its fine to just use sugar, brown or white. Instead of Vanilla essence you could use a fragrance oil or therapeutic grade essential oil. The combinations go on and on.
Just finished off tonight’s fun and games in the rustic kitchen.
We have made some extra mineral bath bombs (see a few posts back) and have been making some small jars of bath salts which are going to show at the craft fair as bath boosters. These will add some mineral enriched salt and essential oils to a hot running bath.
These look absolutely fantastic!!!
Typical, the jar fabric wont be shipped until next week, the cheesecloth hasn’t arrived yet and I can’t find the scrub jars I put away anyway. Here was me thinking I would be prepared this time and avoid the last minute rush. 3rd of March, the next craft fair is almost here!
Yes, this is exactly what we are looking to do!
jar of #chocolate soap. Tasty clean perhaps?
Base ingredients for our organic oatmeal, brown sugar and honey scrub.
We add olive oil, coarse sea salt, Vitamin E. We will also add essential oils but in all honesty, the scrub smells fantastic without an additional scent!
Simple to use: Scrub into skin for a couple of minutes, thoroughly rinse and then pat dry.
A delivery of Soy Wax arrived at the Rustic Kitchen yesterday, along with some Jade natural food dye. I havent used this colour before so I am looking forward to seeing how good it looks.
We will be making some essential oil wax melts tonight for the craft fair and following the green theme will be making peppermint and eucalyptus scented ones. The house will smell nice for sure this evening!
I will post some pics later.
We had the idea of using Shea Butter to make body lotions but I came across this recipe and quite fancy trying this now!
Cucumber Melon Soap - Just poured into the mold! Made from Shea butter, palm oil, coconut oil, olive oil, coconut milk, fresh english cucumbers and fragrance!
Hot off the press - the first Firbeck Craft Fair of 2012.
It would be too easy to start preparing and making things now. No, the last minute mad rush is the way to go :)