Potions Class

A couple of weeks ago, I made some homemade personal care items. Jury’s still out on how well they work for me. The cleanser/lotion is wonderful as a lotion but might be a little too cold-creamy for me as a cleanser. I love how it smells, though. Actually, I love the smell of all of the stuff I made. The “Fennel Soother”…mmm… Even the “Out Damn Spot” acne treatment is smelly in a good way.

My Smooth-as-Velvet Vanilla Toner will be ready Saturday when its 2-week steep is up. I can’t wait!




I got all of the recipes from Organic Body Care Recipes by Stephanie Tourles. I’m trying to figure out if there’s anything else I want to make before the book is due back at the library (this week. I’d better hurry!).

7 Replies to “Potions Class”

  1. I use to concoct all my personal potions. This inspires me to pull out the old recipes. Some of them were quite nice, and they all smelled so good.


  2. I love making my own personal care items, too. I’m still on the hunt for my favorite facial moisturizer. I’m only using coconut oil on my body, but find it stay on my skin too long on my face. Thank you for the book recommendation. I’ll check it out from the library, too.


    1. I use sweet almond oil with a varying combination of essential oils in it for my body moisturizer (although I need it rarely since we moved east again). I don’t think I’d use it on my face. Her “light” moisturizer is made from distilled water, glycerin, and essential oil. I want to make some up but while I have all of the ingredients, I lack an empty container to put it in.


  3. I tried to invite you to be a friend on good reads. Did I succeed? Were you the cj from Utah? There are so many to choose from (cj’s). I want to get that book out now. Last spring I made some lip balm but want to do more this fall and winter.


    1. I never got the request, but I just sent you one. I’ll be sure to return the book soon so you can have it next!


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