My Mom – The Multi Media Artist!

Brought to you by my most creative, amazing mother! Her talent and passion has always inspired me through the years. Up until recently she has been traveling the Chicago-land area to sell her high quality, always beautiful (in my humble opinion), hand-made products to her loyal customers. We have now just opened up her Etsy shop to get her more exposure and I’d be so delighted if you took some time to check out all the great stuff she has! Her shop can be found at
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Kaliopee

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Amazingly Moisturing Honey Lotion Body Bar

DIY Honey Lotion Body Bars

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Who enjoys getting out of a warm shower and then having to put on cold lotion?? NOT ME!! I absolutely can’t stand that so in turn, my skin ends up being incredibly dry in the winter, UNTIL I found the most amazing thing from LUSH, called King of Skin.  It’s essentially body butter in the form of a soap bar that you use in the shower.  It soaks into your skin and leaves you feeling completely moisturized from head to toe.

SO, since I was spending crazy amounts of money on this every other month, I thought I would try to make it myself.  Not to mention, knowing that I was putting quality, all-natural and organic product on my skin was an even bigger plus! With the help of Thank Your Body, I was able to adapt my own recipe of this amazing body lotion and share it with you all! So here it goes…

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces organic beeswax*
  • 2 ounces organic shea butter*
  • 2 ounces organic coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 drops of organic lavender essential oil (or any other essential oil you prefer)*
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of raw honey
  • *can be found on Amazon

Directions:

1)      In a double boiler, melt together the beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil until they become a smooth, uniform liquid

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2)      Turn the heat off and add the olive oil, honey and essential oil drops

3)      In a muffin tin lined with cupcake liners OR in a plastic rectangle mold (found at hobby lobby), ladle the mixture evenly

4)      Let cool and set for approximately 3 hours, pop in the fridge to speed up the process.

Use the lotion bar in the shower as an all-over moisturizer, or keep it next to the sink for a hand moisturizer.  Enjoy!

What to Avoid in Beauty and Skincare Products

With my interest growing in DIY all-natural skincare products, I thought this was a great illustration showing us what specifically we should be avoiding and why. Hope you find it helpful and keep an eye out for my new DIY Beauty and Skincare page coming soon!

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