Lotions, Potions and Soap


If you have ever made a mayonnaise for a salad, then you are already familiar with the basic process involved in making body lotions. Home made body lotions are essentially emulsions of oil and water, with added ingredients to provide fragrance and longer shelf life.  This week I set aside time to restock my bathroom … Continue reading Lotions, Potions and Soap

Lime Curd


At long last one of our fruit trees produced enough fruit to make preserves! Our Tahitian Lime tree is inside the cat enclosure and protected from parrots, so our limes ripened without interference.  I used a Lime Curd recipe in a book I was given late last year:  Marisa McClellan’s ‘Food in jars:  Preserving in … Continue reading Lime Curd

Lotions, Oils and Scrubs


One thing I have been doing for a while now is making my own cosmetics.  I have not had a need to buy hand creme, body lotion, face moisturiser, face scrub, lip balm, soap, liquid soap, foot creme etc for more than a year. Setting up was a little expensive. In order to have the … Continue reading Lotions, Oils and Scrubs