Sunday, February 17, 2013

Hand lotion...

A Pay It Forward treat arrived at my house from Tracy this week


real 100% pure bees wax

Bev has some great ideas for home made products


Here is the link to Bev's instructions to make these lotion bars .... so easy, so nice .....
really not at all difficult and it doesn't take long to make either 

I used the beeswax, copha (coconut vegetable shortening) and my favourite body oil Jojoba


The scent of the honey in the beeswax is just amazing

I made another set with olive oil and lavender last evening


blended up dried lavender with the oil and added a few drops of lavender oil

I am finding this is perfect to put on my hands when I am sewing... no greasy feeling at all

and yesterday I spent some time with my machine and pretty strips for my Scrappy Trip


coming along nicely... such fun to have a lovely selection of strips to play with

anybody got some time to trade?

Righto, Gotto Go...... still washing bedlinen.... need clean towels..... more visitors coming .....




26 comments:

  1. You have been very busy but sorry no time to trade :o)have a great day. hugs

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  2. Wow, Fiona, those bars look gorgeous. Your Scrappy Trip is moving along nicely bt the sound of things.

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  3. There is no end to your talents! I can just imagine the beautiful honey smell.

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  4. Time is not my friend! I have to have my house visitor ready in a week and have 5 days of work during that week then an outing next Sunday! I see a few late nights in my future! LOL!

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  5. What a fun idea those lotion bars are! Shall have to get me the ingredients and make some.....we have a small local honey industry, so beeswax shouldn't be hard to find.

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  6. Silly question......are they soap or do you use them as is? They look good either way. Would love to share some time with you but I'm a little short myself.......I'm starting to think that less sleep is the way to go.

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  7. Your soaps look lovely, I bet they smell nice too!

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  8. Love your lotion bars. Been wanting to make these since i saw Bev's post ages ago but still haven't gotten the beeswax.:) Hugs,xx.

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  9. Ok, now I am confused. Some are asking if the bars are soap. I was assuming these are like a softening hand lotion. Please clarify for me. I would like to make a batch and give to friends but I must know what to tell them, soap or skin softening bars? LOL I like the idea of your adding lavender.

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  10. Yee har Fiona!
    You've really had a go at everything lately!! Nothing like lovely scents around the house.
    Cheers, Anita.

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  11. You are clever Fiona, both lots of lotion bars sounds divine. I am thinking guests get nice & spoilt at your home. Tracee xx

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  12. i agree with Tracee you are very clever Fiona,those soaps look amazing,well done,sorry i have just got rid of everything i didnt want to a lady that is from a church and they make things for red cross.xx

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  13. I admire what you get up too, the lotion bars look lovely and bet they smell just as good...

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  14. You are very cleaver, those lotion bars look fantastic..

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  15. Well I loved my "handmade Fiona" soaps so I am guessing these are just as wonderful. All my favourite things....honey, lavender...mmmm!

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  16. Mmmmmm...the lotion bars look lovely. I'm going to have to try my hand at making some. And a scrappy trip around the world quilt, too!

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  17. I love the smell of beeswax, those little soaps look amazing

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  18. interesting hand lotion..
    Mr lizard must think so too.
    Lots of lovely stripes. If I get my hands on some time I will be sure to share! Will keep my eyes open.

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  19. Lovely - I can smell it through the computer!

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  20. Clever you making hand lotion, what a great idea...no need to trade but what do you need for your trip strips, I might be able to reduce the stash of scraps and contribute...

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  21. Looks like you have been busy having fun making those bars. Love the progress on you trippy quilt.

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  22. Looks like you have been busy having fun making those bars. Love the progress on you trippy quilt.

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  23. Gosh, you will have a go at anything, hope nobody mentions bungee jumping to you!! The lotions bars smell devine. Hugs

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  24. The lotion bars look fantastic Fiona. Sorry, can't help you out with the time. It's always in short supply.

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  25. Some great little ideas that I will file away for the future. I can almost smell that lovely lavender.

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  26. Reading this post, I got the impression you wanted some strips sent to you, others thought you meant time.....:)
    I love the lotion bars, they would make lovely gifts, wouldn't they.
    Mama Bear

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