• 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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  • Castor Oil Bubbles

    When I re-batched the soap I talked about in yesterday’s post, I learned something. I needed to add the oil I’d forgotten to add when I first made the soap. I was initially going to use avocado, but had recently read something that reminded me that castor oil helps give great lather. When I read […]

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  • Saved Soap Batch

    Several months ago I made a batch of soap and forgot to put the avocado oil in at the trace stage to superfat my soap. This is a pretty important step if you want a soap that is mild and not lye heavy. I don’t really want to be making “Grandma’s scary lye heavy soap”. […]

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  • Growing Comfrey

    Comfrey is one of my favorite herbs to use in my herbal balm. It is known to help regenerate skin cells, making it a great plant to promote healing. The caution with comfrey, or any product containing the plant, is that you must be sure a wound is clean before using it. You wouldn’t want […]

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  • Back to Soapmaking

    Once a soapmaker, always a soapmaker. Three years ago I made a really difficult decision to close SkinTastic Creations. I had to for personal reasons. The business had reached the point that I needed to hire somebody and let it get bigger or to make it smaller. In the end I closed it and sold […]

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