A Tablespoon of Earth and a Teaspoon of Nature

A Quick Guide on Using Natural Clays in Cosmetics and CP Soap You may have seen our current advert campaign in the press or online recently that involves a subtle and traditional approach to soap and bath bomb making. Being a summer campaign, we wanted to reflect the image and feeling of ‘handmade’ and ‘rustic’ […]

#MakeItMonday Dog Shampoo

#MakeItMonday – The perfect Pooch Shampoo! To celebrate national pet month, we thought it would be appropriate to put forward a recipe in honour of our lovable, stinky balls of fluff that we call part of the family! The additional ingredient in this basic shampoo bar recipe is the wonderful natural oil called ‘Neem’.  Neem […]

#MakeItMonday- Lotion Bars

Today’s make are some moisturising Lotion Bars to keep your skin looking it’s best this Winter. Lotion bars slowly melt onto your skin when rubbed with warm hands, adding moisture and fragrance. This simple recipe uses Lavender Oil and creates a decadent and simple make. Ingredients: 100g Coconut Oil 100g Sweet Almond Oil 100g Beeswax […]

#MakeItMonday- Piña Colada Body Butter

This month’s ‘Make Of The Month’ is a revisited recipe, this brilliant Piña Colada Body Butter! A great recipe to make me start wishing for Summer more and more each day, and in all honesty it just smells DIVINE. As usual, this is a simple make, but I think it’s brilliant and last time we […]

#MakeItMonday- Tea Tree & Sea Weed Rejuvenating Facial Mask.

It’s not even one month into the year and I’ve already lost track of all of my resolutions (although I’m sure I’m not the only one!) One of my resolutions this year was to pay more attention to my skin care routine, meaning actually start a skin care routine, so to try and re-inspire myself […]

Finished Healing Salve

#MakeItMonday- Healing Salve For Chapped Skin

I always get to this time of year and feel like Winter is over when in reality we are smack bang in the middle of it! This is a quick and easy make to help with through the rest of the season by combating chapped skin. A brilliant make for those cold weather dog walkers, […]

#Make It Monday- Gentle Dispersing Face Scrub/Mask by Juliette Goggin & Abi Righton

This week’s #MakeItMonday is very special and comes from Handmade Beauty, natural recipes for your face, body and hair, and is written by Juliette Goggin and Abi Righton. The recipe and images have come straight from the book which hosts a whole collection of brilliant recipes for anyone looking to get into handmade beauty. Face […]

Cream

Luxury Moisturiser

Vitamin C is often found in commercially available anti-aging creams and moisturisers. Vitamin C is actually an anti-oxidant,so when used in moisturisers is meant to help to stop damage from UV and free radicals. It also reputedly offers some small amount of UV protection, however I would not like to rely on this as a […]

Exotic Body Lotion Recipe

This free downloadable recipe calculator converts the percentages below into any batch size (grams):- http://www.makingskincare.com/recipe-calculator/ Exotic Body Lotion Recipe WATER PHASE 73.45% deionised/purified water 3% glycerine 1% phenoxyethanol EHG 0.3% dissolvine GL  OIL PHASE 0.2% xanthan gum (although xanthan is water soluble, putting it in the oil phase prevents clumping) 1% st john’s wort extract […]

Body Butter

Body Butters Recipe

A body butter is a solid vegetable butter that is combined with a liquid oil, such as olive or sweet almond, to make a soft mixture. Body butters are rich, emollient and easily applied to your skin. If you wish to cut down on the oiliness of your butter you can add a little cornflour […]