Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Moisturisers and Lotions are coming!

We have not made moisturisers and lotions because of the issue of preservatives. Most common and versatile preservative is paraben and there are too many controversial issues regarding it. We now have a new approve preservative known as Optiphen and we are happy enough with it to start making our own moisturisers We are still at the "trouble shooting" stage...it is quite a challenge to keep oil and water together without separating! Oil being lighter sometimes will float to the top leaving the water at the bottom. Our whipped moisturiser has a wonderful texture and great for anyone with dry skin. We are fomulating a light version of it so for those who like "the grease free feel" about it would also be able to enjoy it.
We are using special oils including fish oils, not very pleasant smelling but it is great stuff and I have seen my son heal from taking the stuff and I don't see why applying should cause any problem. If anyone wants to follow my fish oil result I will post a weekly update on my facebook. My son suffers from leaky gut syndrome. His doctor said that he can't eat highly processed food, wheat and even those he could. eg, tomato he should avoid until his gut gets better. He has improved so much. The doctor encourages my son to use handmade soap and we pay alot for moisturisers, so my son asked me to make one for him in green apple! I think that must the first thing he has ever asked me to make. :)

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Scrub those lips!

If you have dry lips like me, you can't possibly live without a lip balm. I recently (about 6 months ago) discovered the wonders of sugar scrub for lips. It removes all the dead cells (pretty close) that is on the lips and that line between the mucus layer. I do an intensive scrub once a day for a week (balm through out the day) and go down to twice a week. All these effort for.....yes a glass of red wine! I am not sure if any of you ever turn down a red wine even to go with your red meat and opt for a glass of white, I have countless times and all because that unexfoliated lips have dangling bits of dead skin leaving a strange line on my inner lips making me look like a gothic wannabe. The great thing about the sugar scrub is that it stimulates blood flow and makes your lips look plump and kissable red. Not bad way to look first thing in the morning. We selected 2 flavours Margarita, super limey fresh and Root Beer, which is also surprisingly refreshing. I think we are all tired of good old mint, we can get that from our tooth paste. A must try, it will be up on our website by next week. We are currently making lip balms to go the scrub. These tinted lip balms are delicious and leaves a slight tint to your lips making them look 'oh so natural'. We asked around and apparently full on lipsticks are no longer the rage, these tints are!