Monday, March 10, 2008

Tuscan Garden soap.. tomato & basil

I really love tomato basil soup! And for the longest time, I've wanted to try formulating a soap using tomatoes. I finally gave it a whirl a few weeks ago and very pleased with the results! It will make a nice addition to my Farmer's Market soap line-up this year. The orange bar in this grouping is the result.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Olive Squalane

Olive Squalane is often referred to as "nature's facelift" due to its ability to help reduce wrinkles. By helping skin rehydrate and regenerate as well as retain moisture once rehydrated... olive squalane is a great additive for products meant to help with excoriated and problem skin such as eczema & psoriasis.

Squalane penetrates the skin almost instantly, leaving no greasy residue,making it a great 'carrier oil' for helping other ingredients sink deep into the layers of your skin. Very close to our own human sebum, olive squalane is known to help keep the skin supple and moisturized while helping the skin form a protective barrier against bacterium. It is readily soluble in other oils commonly used in our formulations and adds an elegant feel to lotion & cream formula's.

I really enjoy the addition of olive squalane to my facial serums & that it is vegan friendly.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Rosemere Cottage

This week, I have been trying to update the website **sigh, an unending project, LOL and get soaps cleaned & wrapped.. Rosemere Cottage is a big seller for me during the warm summer months.. it's fragranced with a soft blend of rosewood, lavender and a titch of amber and colored with Australian pink clay.