Published: 05-06-2012 04:32pm Posted In: My Techniques
This one was much tougher to do than the raw sugar scrubs. There is an issue with blending an oil with a butter that is basically very hard. Unlike shea which can be very soft unless wax is added to the shea.When I incorporated the apricot shells the mix became very rigid and therefore difficult to blend. I actually had to use a hand blender and add more oil than I originally thought would be necessary.This was my first time working with kokum butter (which is more expensive than shea) but I wanted to use a butter that would not be oily if used in a shower because someone could slip due to the oiliness. Also apricot oil is not oily either.... » Read More
Published: 03-13-2012 09:10am Posted In: My Techniques
For all of my toners, I have a single container that is designated for that particular ingredient. So I have 2 for witch hazel with calendula and 2 for apple cider with calendula. The same applies to the other herbs. This cuts down on dish washing which is very important for this product since it must "steep" for a total of 2 weeks.I weigh out the herbs using a small scale and place them into a designated containerone at a time. Once that is done I use a designated measuring cup to measure out either the apple cider vinegar or the alcohol free witch hazel distillate.The jars are shaken nightly for the two week period. When the two week p... » Read More
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