As I was making my latest batch of Rose oil, I decided it would be nice to share it with you.
Since I discovered the art of botanical infusions I have been obsessed. I love how simple it is and how wonderfully light the aromas turn out. You would expect to smell the oils but the botanicals come through quite nicely.
I get asked this a lot. I'm at the Farmers Market and potential customers see this little round bar in a beautiful tin and the first thing that ask "Is this Soap?" Well no, it's a lotion bar. Then they see the Foot Balm and ask "Is this deodorant?" no, again.
Let me tell you how these two products got started.
As some of you may have seen, I finally updated the MB Botanicals website. I have been pondering updating the website for quite a while, but every time I look up website builders the cost and difficulty of doing a website made me just want to run away.
I am not the best when it comes to all the technical computer stuff. I want something that is drag and drop, no code or complicated fields.
I was a little reluctant to start making soap. It seemed a little complicated, time consuming and expensive. I wasn't ready to take on that responsibility. However, as the markets went on this summer, several customers asked if I made soap. Wanting to please my customers I started to rethink this whole soap thing. So the research began and guess what? It didn't seem as bad as I had originally thought. After much research I decided to make soap and use the cold process soap method.
What is Cold Process Soap?
When you start looking into essential oils the first one you run into is Lavender. Every site out there lists Lavender as one of their must have essential oils. So what's the big deal with Lavender anyway?
What is Face Potion #9?
This is what started it all for me.
As a teenager I struggled with acne. In my early 20's I took the dreaded Acutane and it definitely helped. That lasted for a little while but by the time I turned 30 and the hormones started changing guess what, the acne came back. What happened to my dermatologist telling me "you'll grow out of it". What a crock. I started trying everything out there. Nothing really worked for the painful cysts on my neck. Everything I read was that those were caused by hormones. So I watched what I ate, still nothing really worked.