Holiday Deals Herb/o/logy Style

Happy Holdays!

As a way to thank you, we are pleased to offer some exciting discounts for our herb/o/logy line. If you have wanted to stock up or get to know the herb/o/logy skin care line better this is for you!  

Happy Holidays from herb/o/logy! 

See you on the garden path 

Sugar Scrub Herb/o/logy Style

Sugar Scrub Herb/o/logy Style

On the eve of Halloween all was prepared awaiting guests for the sugar scrub party!  Five brave souls came to this ghoulish event to brew some fantastic skin care!

Awaiting guests

Oil station to try on different oils on their skin

First we sat down to discusse some basics involving sugar scrub formulation and ingredients. Then we tried out some oils to get a feel of them on our skin.

Double double toil and trouble, fire burn and caldron bubble

Crafting sugar scrubs

They were given two recipes to pick from then they were off, working like made scientists on their skin scrubs! Do I spy a little local wine in this picture?
Myself and my fellow brewmiester helped as needed but these ladies needed no assistence! We had partook in some wicked treats  and some equally magical raffle prizes.

Here is our class picture! We will be having another scrub party soon so stay tuned to the herb/o/logy face book page for further details!

What our participants had to say:

I am having so much fun making sugar scrubs at the herb/o/logy headquarters! ~ Heidi

The scrubs we made and prizes we won! ~ Viva

See you on the garden path!

The Art of Soap Making

The Art of Soap Making

The Making of a Salt/Brine soap.

‘Mariner’ was created for the men’s line Grit, to take care of the greasiest hands using 100% coconut oil and salt water (brine). When doing research to find the perfect de-greaser, I noticed a trend. The second or third ingredient in leading dish soap was always salt, why? Because salt is a natural de-greaser and helps boost the soaps de-greasing power.

Coconut oil is used in salt soap because it’s one of the few oils that cut through the minerals of the salt water that interfere with the cleaning ability of soap. Coconut oil soap is very cleansing and makes a beautiful sudsy bar.

Gathering the ingredients

Coconut Oil

A very simplistic recipe, oil and brine/ lye solution. Next up, colorant and fragrance oil, go into the pot. The colorant is an all natural plant called Indigo, which produces a “Blue jean” color.

Mixing the lye/brine with the Oil

I put a small part of the “batter” into a separate container for colorant to add the design on the top of the bar.

A bit of a messy process, but then poured the batter into the oval mold then let it “gel” for about 4 hours. That night I was able to un-mold the bars and put them on the curing rack for 4-6 weeks, so the bars will harden. That’s it!

Mariner salt bars!
See you on the garden path (my path is getting very chilly!:) )