Handmade soap and shampoo bars are great, but sometimes you need to step up your skin care a bit. From environmental factors like harsh sun, wind, and cold to daily living factors like washing dishes, gardening, and forgetting to drink water can leave your skin looking and feeling...not great.
You buy tons of lotion and lip balm but they don't seem to do the trick - either it's too greasy or you're constantly having to reapply or it broke you out into a rash - yikes. Been there to all of these. And you probably have, too!
Natural and Plant-Based Ingredients You Can Trust
So, just like the soap, shampoo, and conditioner, I started researching what was in a lot of most commonly used items that was good (like shea butter and sunflower oil), what was fairly neutral (like preservatives such as sorbic acid), and what to avoid (petroleum, phthalates, and parabens). Then, I started testing. And testing. And testing. I had some flops - like the grainy lip balm that came from not tempering shea butter. (Who knew THAT was a thing!)
But, I also had some pretty big wins! And that's what you'll find below - all my winning recipes from our Exfoliating Sugar Scrub with rich mango butter that leaves skin soft and refreshed to our Foam and Fizz Buttermilk Bubble Bath for a luxurious bath time experience. And just like the other categories, I'm always working on new stuff so be sure to check back to see what's new!