Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Mermaid Treasure Chest - Etsy

I created Mearmaid Treasure Chest. I think these artsists do amazing work!

Beachiness Etsy Treasury

My handmade turtle soap made it into another fabulous Etsy Treasury - Beachiness.

Many thanks to Breda at Lacy Gems. One of her favorite pieces of mine is her Aqua Blue Necklace:


This is a very glamorous Necklace for a special occasion. Breda made a Spiral Rope with Gold Miyuki Seedbeads and larger Slate Blue lined Topaz Triangle Beads. The Centre is made up of Aqua Blue Foil Glass beads. Finished with a Gold Filled Toggle Clasp

Length 22.5" / 57cm

Monday, May 24, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

Beach City Boutique Repair Body Butter

Well, I have been trying many formulas trying to come up with the best repair body butter I can for aging skin. I hope found the fountain of youth with this recipe! It’s great on elbows and hands after gardening. I also love using on my heels at night. I just put a pair of socks on and wake up feeling like I have been pampered.

Give it a try and tell me what you think. My formula and directions are not as detailed for the novice but anyone who has made an emulsion before should have no trouble with this recipe.

What you will need…

Essential Oil
25 - 30 drops - I used Tuberose

Oil Portion:
14 grams avocado oil
12 grams sal butter
8 grams emu oil
8 grams yellow beeswax
6 grams of kokum butter
4 grams lecithin
2 grams of virgin coconut oil
2 grams stearic acid

Water Portion:
26 grams distilled water
¼ tsp xantham gum
¼ tsp borax

The resulting body butter is luxurious and smells divine. It comes in a nice deep yellow color since the lecithin and yellow beeswax added color.