I like hard soap bars for my shower and bathtub but I love liquid soap for my facial washing (although many of my friends love liquid soap for their shower/bath times as well). I made three kinds of liquid soap that are fit for face and body but I did formulate the blends to focus on one or multiple parts of the body depending on your needs
My absolute favorite liquid soap - especially for facial washing! I was inspired from a rather expensive rose facial wash I used to use to craft my own more affordable version. The essential elements are organic dried Rose and Rosemary hydrosols - it gives this liquid soap such a silky, velvety feel on your hands and face! Rose and Rosemary herbs have natural anti-inflammatory components - reducing redness. There is also Rosemary Essential Oil for an aromatic and invigorating experience, especially when waking up in the morning.
Just like you start out your day with a glass of orange juice, why not wake up your body with citrusy liquid soap? This soap is a wonderful blend of quintessential citrus elements including lemon and orange peel hydrosols and an organic citrus inspired fragrance. Lovely scent without the acidic after-feel.
This unscented liquid soap is thicker than the other liquid soaps because where it lacks in hydrosols or fragrance, it makes up for in a wonderful oil base of Geranium, Lemon Grass, Sage, Chamomile, and Lavender extracts - all complete with beneficial properties to help your skin - from face to body.
I have been soap making for almost two and half years now and most of the time I have been making them for myself and giving them away to friends (not to mention I was building a large customer base through my godmother's friends at the donut shop down the street!).Read More
I feel like the more I age, the more country like my Mama I get. Although I was born in Los Angeles and she was born in the mountains of Virginia, I have definitely picked up on some of her Southern habits, which includes pickling.Read More
So I am involved in a year-long herbal apprenticeship, spending a day each month to learn about a variety of herbs that are beneficial to the body, inside and out. One of the methods of extracting the benefits from many herbs (dried or fresh) is through tincturing.Read More
So I really needed a pick-me-up after devastatingly cutting my hair by mistake last week. Kind of like a godsend, I ran across this wonderful site called Curls Understood that had a wonderful article on 3 ways to dye you curls - damage free. I was feeling wild and crazy on the second day of chopping my hair off and tried dyeing my hair with some bright, unused, im-too-old-for-this eye shadow palettes I had laying around since I was going to be washing and deep conditioning my hair anyways that night.Read More
With the wonderful (no sarcasm here) advent of NO PLASTIC BAGS hitting most of Los Angeles stores and spreading throughout California (and eventually the world, I hope!), I didn't realize how much I needed a plastic bag until I opened the cubby all my plastic bags used to be in and there were none there! What was I going to do for all those dirty athletic shoes I had to carry in my gym bag?Read More
My main motivation for herb gardening is not to do a great rosemary chicken rub (even though that sounds delightful), I actually wanted to capture the essential oils so I can use them in my hair concoctions (moisturizing spray) and soap making. Rosemary especially makes a great preservative/antioxidant for those DIY projects.Read More