|Posted on December 5, 2018 at 5:55 AM||comments (2)|
Happy Wednesday everyone! We have moved into the final month of 2018 and what we typically call the holiday season. Depending on our faith and religious beliefs, this is a time of celebration and anticipation. It marks the end of one season and the begining of a new season. Fall transitions into winter and December transitions into January and a new calendar year as we reflect on where we have been on this journey of our lives and where we want to go on the next leg of our jour...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 14, 2018 at 5:10 AM||comments (0)|
A couple of weeks ago while shopping I saw a soap that looked interesting. The label read "Coconut OIl Moisturizing Soap Bar". But when I read the ingredient list both the first and second ingredients were Sodium Palmate and Sodium Palm Kernelate, palm oil. Shea Butter was listed but Coconut oil was not listed in the ingredients. Butylated Hydroxytolune (BHT),a synthetically produced preservative is listed, as is Tet...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 14, 2018 at 4:50 AM||comments (0)|
Last Sunday at church Rev. John Gilmore spoke about gratitude. Quite appropriate as we approach Thanksgiving Day, right? And while this day is set aside to celebrate the principle of sharing how thankful we are for our live, I believe that we should express thanks everyday. But one thing that resonated with me from his message is that in some cultures it is not acceptable to say "thank you". T...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 21, 2018 at 9:35 AM||comments (0)|
Happy Wednesday everyone. Yesterday the temperature reached 77 degrees here in Memphis, TN, a preview of warmer weather to come after a record breaking cold winter season. I was going out to run some errands and wanted to wear some open toe shoes but I looked at my feet and said, "Nay, not today." I quickly realized that it was time for a pedicure. But I was reminded that soon we will be in sandals and wearing open toes shoes again and ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 24, 2018 at 4:25 PM||comments (0)|
Our lips need special care during the cold weather. Here are six tips to help you with that.
1. Don’t lick your lips. When your lips are dry, it’s natural to want to lick them to make them moist. But licking your lips actually has the opposite effect. Saliva contain enzymes that while are great for digesting food, they can dry out the lips.
2. Use a lip balm that is ointment-based. This will lock in the moisture and help to heal cracks and splits in the skin. Lo...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 4, 2018 at 11:15 AM||comments (0)|
Well, 2018 has come in with record cold weather, over a prolonged period of time. In fact, here in Memphis, TN, day time temperatures has been in the 20's for over two weeks. However, life goes on, right? I decided to give you a few tips to help you maintain the integrity of your skin during this challenging time.
- Drink water, too. We tend to drink more hot beverages that contain caffeine during cold weather. But be aware that caffeine and al...
|Posted on December 20, 2017 at 9:00 AM||comments (0)|
As I reflect on 2017, I am grateful to be in the space I am in mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Many things have happened locally and globally to to influence my peace and joy and I have worked diligently over the year to stay balanced. I have chosen to keep things in perspective, to give grace and demonstrate mercy in my relationships, and to develop agape love for mankind. I pray you find the hope, faith and love you need to live your best life ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 4, 2017 at 11:00 AM||comments (0)|
Until a few months ago I had not heard of a salt soap bar so being the curious person I am, I was intrigued and anxious to make one. My research showed that sea salt contains minerals such as magnesium, zinc, calcium and potassium, all good for the skin. Salt also draws toxins from the body. So after a couple of tries, I made a batch of sea salt that was good. However, I was reluctant to use the soap once it cured and just left it sitting in my soap cl...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 2, 2017 at 10:00 AM||comments (0)|
So, a lot has happened since my last blog. I ended up in the hospital and had to do battle for a while to regain my energy and strength. But now I'm back and ready to go. I'm working on a couple of soap projects right now and I am sooo excited. As you know I only use vegan oils and butters in my products, such as olive oil, coconut oil, and shea butter. Recently I had a customer who wanted a charcoal soap which was not comfortable for...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 22, 2017 at 9:50 AM||comments (0)|
This week we continue our discussion of essential oils and their role in skin and body care products with a brief descritpion of Ylang-Ylang. Ylang-Ylang is fairly new to aromatherapy. It is extracted from the flowers of the Cananga Odorata tree (Ylang-Ylang tree), which is native to the South Pacific Islands of the Phillipines, Indonensia and Polynesia. Ylang-Ylang has a delicate, floral fragrance and is widely used in perfume mak...Read Full Post »