Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Balms & Salves

Since this was a class for learning techniques (not for production), we used very small portions of product to make single portions of several types of balms and salves. Tiny glass bowls, a teaspoon, a dropper, and small amounts of mango butter, beeswax, cocoa butter, oils, and essential oils were used. It was very satisfying to follow the instructions and end up with a viable product! The peppermint lip balm smells and feels so good. The lotion bar contains oils that insects don't like --- so it's called a Bug-be-Gone Bar. The last two items were to be healing salves using tea tree oil and eucalyptus oil. But, I couldn't help myself. I raided my own stock of essential oils and made a jar of LAVENDER salve and another of rose salve instead. They smell heavenly! Needless to say, my skin is now soft and fragrant. I didn't want to waste a single bit of product, so used whatever stuck on spoon or bowl on my hands, elbows, arms, and face! Pure delight!

1 comment:

  1. Your class sounds like so much fun. I had to smile about not wanting to waste a single bit!


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