Making a Balm for Scars – Susan Elliott

Infusing Herbs The best herbs for healing scars are arnica, St. John’s wort, rose hips, sea buckthorn berries, comfrey, calendula and chamomile. Buy from a reputable dealer like Mountain Rose Herbs or Starwest Botanicals or Bulk Apothecary (which gets some of their herbs from … [Read more...]

Basic Beginner Lotion – Susan Elliott

Water Phase: 300 grams Distilled Water or Aloe Vera Juice 10 grams Glycerin 10 grams Aloe Vera Gel Add sodium lactate 10-12 g Add 10 grams d-panthenol (powder at water/liquid at cool down) Oil Phase: Either Basic or Advanced Oils/Butters 75 grams of … [Read more...]

Advanced Lotion Tutorial – Susan Elliott

Once you have the basic of lotion making down, you can graduate to this: For the water phase you want to have 300-335 grams of liquid. I break it down as follows: 240 grams aloe vera juice 15 grams glycerin (if you know how to use Hydrovance and how it behaves you can … [Read more...]