I don’t know about you but I really, really, really don’t like to moisturize. In fact, I dread it. I was thinking about this the other day and thought that I would write a blog post about it as I can’t be the only one, can I? It’s not too often that I actually have to put on moisturizer. Why you ask?
I am very fortunate that my husband, Tony has a marketing and photography business. His primary business is Real Estate marketing and photography but he also does some other photography projects. He is very creative and has a great eye for details. It was his suggestion to bring in a model.
In my last post I wrote about Oil Pulling with Coconut Oil. Pretty close to the same time I starting pulling, I was using homemade toothpaste. I have read a lot of pros and cons about fluoride and I am deciding not to use it whenever possible. Some countries have even banned it. I know a lot of people will disagree with me and your opinion on fluoride is yours, and mine is mine. I just want to share my toothpaste experience and recipe with you.
Approximately about 3 months ago I started oil pulling. I first heard about oil pulling from a distant cousin when our family was out to dinner one night. She started asking me about what I do, what products I make, etc, etc. She told me that she has a friend who was oil pulling. I had never heard of it before and although my cousin hadn’t tried it herself, I knew I wanted to possibly try this. I kept thinking about the concept every few weeks and finally started researching it more.
I am very fortunate that I get to call Kelowna home. I live in a beautiful valley in the Okanagan. We are a city of about 180,000 people and are known for our hot summers as we are also considered a desert. Kelowna gets a lot of tourists both in the summer and winter. In the summer, we have golfing, beaches and several local wineries that put on wine tours. In the winter, we have a couple of ski mountains to choose from.
I have recently started making body scrubs – well, truth be told, I have actually been making them for quite a looooong time. I could never seem to get them right. They really are tricky things I tell ya! Either they are too thick and not enough oil, or they are way too oily. One batch was so bad that I had just finished trying it on my hands and they were so slicked with oil that I had to wash my hands with soap and water three times (yes, three times) before they felt ok. Now, I know that is not such a bad thing since, ahem, I am a soapmaker and like to test out my own soap but Yuck!
This months challenge is the Holly Swirl named after Holly from Missouri River Soap who created this swirl technique. It is also called a swirl within a swirl. The technique looked easy enough and I was really excited to take on this challenge. I thought is was going to be fairly easy peasy. Uh huh, well I did two attempts at this soap.