.....and a sad one too. My mother-in-law passed away on Monday night, peacefully after a long illness. Until a few days prior we still thought she may regain her health somewhat, however this was not to be and her time had come. She spent her final few days peaceful and content, enjoying her many visitors and phone conversations with loved ones and friends. It was such a blessing to see her reconciled to her next big adventure and satisfied with her life here. Goodbye and Blessed Be Doreen!
Today I have just finished making my third emulsified body lotion in time for Mothers Day and I love this one! Each one has been different, with a different blend of oils and other ingredients. Each one has been targeted for a different result too. My first was a nourishing light lotion for dry/mature skin. My second was a balancing cream for all skin types and especially for oily skin. My third is a light lotion, again for all skin types, aimed at value for money. I am in love with each of them and looking forward to my next formulation *smile*
If you are intrigue with the idea of creating your own lotions and creams I can highly recommend two websites for you. The first is the recipe formulary of one of my favourite suppliers - Aussie Soap Supplies (click the link to the left of this blog). The second is Point of Interest, an extremely helpful and interesting blog created by Susan Barclay-Nichols (link in my Blog List on the left as well).
My next creation will be a cream incorporating boths goats milk and colloidal oatmeal (oat flour) and left unscented. My youngest nephew suffers a great deal with eczema and so far the only two things that help sooth his skin are shea butter and oats. A cream tailored around his skin sensitivities is already buzzing around in my mind!
Take care and to all you Mums (or Moms) out there - have a wonderful Mothers Day!