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24 February 2005 @ 09:49 am
making things  
well the good news is that i'm feeling a heck of a lot more creative than i was yesterday.

today =
x. making those lipbalms i've been wanting to make ! inspiration finally set in to stop looking for reipes and to just go do it. will probably make some moisterising bars too, because i have all the ingredients for it, although they'll be small; 100g each of cocoa butter & shea butter is not going to go far. my main thing today will be lipbalms. i can try them out over the weekend and if they're okay, i can start giving them to the girls at work to try out (i already have volunteers lined up to test out the things i make lol).
x. working on the circle journal of jen's

well that's it so far, but it's still 2 more things than i wanted to do yesterday ^^ although going to the cafe last night did help. i did some writing and got out of the house, and thats always nice.

i need to get some moulds so i can make some soaps (also some glycerine so i can try the melt & pour technique first, even though it sort of feels like cheating!) and candles. i have the wax & the wicks for the candles, but no moulds. but seeing as i don't have stearin either (which shrinks the wax so the candles are easier to remove from the moulds), maybe i'll just make my own moulds out of old containers, because then i can just cut them to remove the candles when they're set.

time to stop talking about it and just get to it. no-one else is home today (well this morning anyway) so i'm taking over the kitchen while i can ! shall report back (with photos) tonight.

much love to you all xoxo

abby, the duchess of inconsistencyvalsapena on February 24th, 2005 03:39 am (UTC)
Where have you found recipes for lip balms and such? I'm intrigued. =)
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on February 24th, 2005 06:30 am (UTC)
http://www.makeyourcosmetics.com is a really good place to start -- but other than that, i just did a yahoo! search on recipes and quite a lot of good ones came up. also some books from the library have been most helpful too :)
jen reneedaisywhite on February 24th, 2005 03:42 am (UTC)
ooh, i can't wait to see photos :)
Ivana Stabivanastab on February 24th, 2005 05:25 am (UTC)
Ooh I'd like to try your lipbalms. Will you be selling them? I'm not too much into the lipglosses everyone uses, I always try to find something prettiful.
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on February 24th, 2005 06:28 am (UTC)
i'd like to sell them eventually, but i can just send you one, because i need people to test them out!! not that there's anything wrong with them -- it's just a mix of shea butter, cocoa butter, jojoba oil and stuff like that, but just to see if they are moisterising enough/too much, if the flavour tastes & smells okay etc...
i can send you one with the cds if you like :)
Ivana Stabivanastab on February 25th, 2005 05:50 am (UTC)
Ooh yeah I'd love one. Thanks! :D
Roslynroslyn on February 24th, 2005 06:25 am (UTC)
You make soap?? Do you also run a secret, darkly violent underground men's society, by any chance?
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on February 24th, 2005 06:26 am (UTC)
how did you guess??
*talks to self...*
dude. now i need to watch that movie again. i'd totally forgotten about the soap making thing in that!