I feel as though I've not been here in ages, but it's only been two days. Getting back into the work groove wasn't too difficult, but I sure miss being at home. Ah... patience.
My preservative is arriving today - along with a few carrier oils and other things I ordered from Mountain Rose Herbs. I can finally make my version of this skin cream and not be afraid to share it with others. It's my most favorite skin cream and not very expensive or even hard to make. And I particularly love it this time of the year with all the dry heat. I was looking at some magazine lately... ah yes, a People magazine - and it showed some actress's "favorite" things. One of them was Creme de la Mer. I've always rolled my eyes when people - usually celebrities - rave about that creme because I've heard it is very pricey. I just had to find out now that I'm making my own cream - and it is $230.00 for two ounces! Do you know how much two ounces is? Not that much! I decided to do some research to find out what magical ingredients are included in the creme - and discovered that there is nothing magical at all. Big surprise. But it contains 44 ingredients! 44! I am in the process of analyzing what each is and am about two thirds of the way down the list - and am not impressed. Not one bit. Guess what the second ingredient is? Mineral oil. All I know is that they sure must have a mighty fine marketing department. I'll stick to my creme - and will be adding a few things to mine that Creme de la Mer doesn't have in there bloated concoction.
I have a lot of gift-making to finish up this weekend and will be super busy. These few weeks before Christmas fly by so quickly that I need to stay focused!Then I can just slide right into the holidays stress-free. Yep.