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Rose Exfoliating Paste Demonstration

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A while back on the main blog, I shared how to make a rose exfoliating paste. To my delight, this method has drawn quite a bit of interest and questions, so I did a small film-demonstration of how this exfoliant looks and feels on the hands.

An exfoliating paste of this kind is an upcyling of spent material after an oil infusion. Despite being a kind of ‘re-use’ of used ingredients, if tired properly, the shelf life is about 6 months (depending on the oil you use to infuse with).

Here it is, and if you want to make this paste yourself, you’ll find the how-to right here on the main blog.

Summer Strawberries For the Nose

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In the dead of winter it is often a real mood lifter to recreate a bit of summer in the lab. Right now I’m working on a few infusions and this one popped right up on my to do list when I came across organic slow-dried strawberries.

To make it a real challenge, these were popped into a jar of vinegar. Stay tuned to the main blog (LisaLiseBlog.com) to see the outcome.

A Rosa Damascena by Any Other Name

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I wax poetic every time I work with this wonderful ingredient, and I work with it a lot.

Rose has so much to offer skincare and general wellbeing that I cannot even begin to imagine being without it. Rose is a constant in my stockroom and personal formulas – as hydrosol, powder, oil, infusion, tincture, wax, or in any other form.

It’s impossible to not love.

So I love.

Which ingredients are your absolute favorites?

Deodorant for Purists

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This is a shot of product development that took place much of last year while working on the book of Preservative Free Cosmetics.

Creating a 100% botanical deodorant that both worked all day and had a long shelf life and no preservatives was a pretty tall order, but one of the most interesting challenges I have ever set myself.

I’m happy to say i succeeded. There are 3 formulas for this deodorant for purists in the book.

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Afterburn Lip Balm

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When I tested this lip balm with my own handcrafted chili-infused oil for the first time, I expected to feel like my lips were on fire, but there was no immediate heat.

Instead, it crept up quite slowly and increased in strength until there was no question in my mind: this lip balm was destined to be named Afterburn.

This lip balm is 100% plant-based - even the color - which is the result of a combination of oils infused with Turkish Paprika and Chili Peppers.

Are you signed up for my newsletter? Cool, cuz then you can look forward to an adaptable balm formula with chili-infused oil. Want to sign up? Excellent! Visit this page to join the upcoming chili-balm fun!

Solid Shampoo - Ayurvedic Style

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This is a shampoo bar I developed for the book Make your Own Naturally Balanced Shampoo Bars. It’s chock full of botanicals and plant-based saponins which is why it has a longer drying time than any other shampoo bar I’ve developed.

It is free of added scent and made especially for super sensitive scalps. I’ve become quite a fan of this formula and have already gifted several equally skin and scalp sensitive family members their own.

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