• 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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  • 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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