Monday, September 28, 2009

How to make Orange Peppermint Lotion. Recipe to make at home.

Orange Peppermint Lotion Recipe

1/2-cup mint water
1/8 tsp. borax
1/2 c. grapeseed oil
1 tsp. coconut oil
1 tsp. beeswax
8 drops orange oil
3-4 drops peppermint oil

Make the mint water by boiling fresh or dried mint leaves in water and then letting the mixture cool. Strain off the mint leaves. Use 1-cup fresh mint (1/4 cup dried mint leaves) to 1-cup water.

Then mix together the mint water and the borax, stirring until well mixed. Set aside. Mix together the grapeseed oil, coconut oil, and beeswax in a glass measuring cup. Place the cup with the oils--beeswax mixture in a pan of water (about 1 to 2 inches of water), making a water bath. Heat over medium heat until the beeswax is melted (8 to 10 minutes), stirring occasionally.

When the wax is melted, bring the mint solution almost to boiling (put the glass cup with the mint water/borax in the microwave on High for 1 minute, or use a water bath on the stove top).

Remove the oils-beeswax mixture from the water bath. Slowly add mint water/borax to the mixture in the blender and whip.

Allow the lotion to cool completely. The consistency may seem a bit thin, but it will thicken as it cools. Now add the peppermint and orange oils. Pour the lotion into a clean container with a lid.

VOILA you have Orange Peppermint lotion!

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  • Thursday, September 17, 2009

    We've got a winner!!

    We've got a winner!! The winner of my soap giveaway is Kat Lollar of Vegkat ( She chose the Jasmine Jubilee soap as her winning soap.

    I want to thank all of you for being so enthusiastic about my giveaway.  It was a lot of fun since every one was trying so hard to win.  Due to this I am offering all of you that participated in my giveaway a special at my ETSY shop. I was so happy to see every one involved I felt it was only fair to do something special for the rest of you.  So only for giveaway contestants I am offering a buy 2 get 1 free special at my ETSY shop  To redeem this all you have to do is purchase 2 soaps and then when checking out tell me in the message to seller the 3rd soap you would like and I'll stick it in for free!! Oh and also be sure to mention that you were a giveaway contestant.  This offer is good until Sept. 30th.  

    Again congratulations to Kat and thank you to all of you!!

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  • Wednesday, September 09, 2009

    It's time for another giveaway! In celebration of 200 followers on my blog I'm giving another soap away.

    I'm so happy that everyone is enjoying my blog that I've decided to give another soap away.  It's super easy to win too.

    First off you must be following this blog to win, so if you are not please do.  Secondly, once you are following all you have to do is twitter about one of my soaps on my website DeShawn Marie Soap and include a link to it in your tweet. If you'd like you can also twitter one of my soaps from my Etsy site too DeShawn Marie Etsy Once you have twittered about any of my soaps (make sure you include a link to the soap) then just add a comment to this post with the link to your tweet.  It's that easy. Make sure with your comment that you leave a way for me to contact you if you win.

    You can tweet as often as you want just be sure to leave a comment back here with each tweet as the more you tweet the more chances you have to win.  You can enter as many times as you want. This giveaway ends on Wednesday Sept. 16th.  That evening I will put all the names in a hat and draw a winner.  So tweet all week and next week you might have one of these gorgeous soaps in your home. Winner gets to pick which ever soap they would like.

    If you are reading this in a Facebook note, a reader or some other format then go to my blog at DeShawn's Blog to see the original post.

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