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LisaLise offers custom cosmetics and formulations using predominately plant-based ingredients

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Sparkling Rose in the Bath

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What happens when you add rose powder and a few other rose-fabulous ingredients to a bathtub-friendly blend?

Everything comes up roses!

Pictured above: a bath blend that includes essential oils yet disperses beautifully and seamlessly into the tub creating a few rosy sparkles and a fabulous all-natural pink color no princess could refuse.

Are you a little curious to know more?

This is only going to be kept under wraps for a little while longer, so consider this a little sparkly preview and stay tuned!

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Developing and Testing Solid Lotion Bars

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These may look like a small collection of pebbles but they are a few of the solid lotion bars I have been developing and testing for a while now. The source of different colors is the carrier oils, essential oils, butters, and waxes used.

Although the base ingredients are somewhat similar in each of these, each bar has a different scent and feel. By tweaking the proportions of the ingredients in a lotion bar, it is possible to create an entire array of tactile differences. Glide, slip, skin feel, and fragrance appeal - everyone has their own preference and needs.

As time has passed I find myself grabbing the yellowish bar as often as I reach for a lip balm, while the white bar has become my go-to for legs and feet. The green bar is an all-over body favorite when my skin is feeling extra dry.

As the green beauty revolution moves forward and we all look to more climate friendly solutions, I predict a growing interest in solid lotions of all kinds.

Botanical Bath

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Maybe it’s not quite fair to label this picture ‘botanical bath’ as there are more minerals than botanicals pictured here. Nonetheless, that modest portion of powdered rose is the star ingredient of this bath product under development and therefore allowed to dominate.

It is the rose that adds color (the first thing we notice), a touch of all natural scent (the first thing we check for) and the skin pampering extra boost this bath product is going to offer.

Strengthening the Star Ingredient

It is not too difficult to further bring out rose’s star qualities by including a carefully combined blend of essential oils in a base that will disperse evenly in the bath and work well with the dry ingredients. Adding rose essential oil to a bath product may seem like a crazy-expensive luxury, but there are ways to ‘extend’ and ‘strengthen’ rose’s fabulous floral fragrance. By combining rose essential oil with essential oils that won’t break the budget (geranium is one option), it is possible to create an all-natural botanical bath to delight both the nose and skin.