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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Lemon, Basil & Honey Goat Milk Soap

I've got a new soap curing right now and it smells divine!  It's made with lemongrass and honey with just a few ground walnut shells on top for great exfoliation.  It's scented with basil, lemon, and clove essential oils.  I can't wait until it cures completely, until then here are some fun videos of me making the soap:

I'm adding the olive oil and castor oil in this photo.

Now the goat milk is added, mmmm...great things happen when you add goat milk!  Think creamy, skin softening benefits!

Pouring it in the mold!  Smells wonderful!!!

Check the online store in about a month to purchase this work of art!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Pepperwood Soap Available Now!

A beautiful soap for only $4!  Peppers are packed with antioxidants which help fight the signs of aging on your skin.

Pick up several bars today and get free shipping on orders $20 and over!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Some Great Skincare Links

I've been posting a lot of skincare links on my google+ page lately.  If you're not following me there, please do so to get the most up-to-date Lora's Beauty news!  I'm definitely NOT going to ignore this blog though, so I wanted to share some of the links I've found here.

Are you ready for summer?  How about some homemade bug spray!?  Here's a great link to make your own basil mosquito spray.

Need some flushable, inexpensive baby wipes?  Try this recipe.  Don't think you need flushable baby wipes?  Well, take a look at this article to change your mind.  You might want to look at this with an empty stomach, though.

This smoothie sounds great and is good for your skin!  It's packed with raspberries just like Lora's Beauty Raspberry Aloe soap, also great for your skin!

And in case you need any more reasons to buy natural skincare products, check out this link and this link and this link.

For all you men out there, ever wonder if too many beards can be a bad thing?  Well, I don't think so especially with Lora's Beauty Beard Oil available, but this article has an interesting take on it.  While we're talking men, here's a fun take on how to be a gentleman, hint...get rid of your cats.

That does it for now but you can check out more great links and product information on my google+ page!

Monday, May 12, 2014

More on Soap Molds

I think I've finally found a good, unique, and functional soap mold!

I made some Raspberry Aloe Soap in my new mold.  As you can see from the picture, the mold consists of 3 equal sized pieces of wood and two end pieces.  I drilled holes in two of the boards and inserted two threaded rods and attached washers and wing nuts on each end.  I wrapped all the pieces of wood in plastic.

The mold as pictured, holds two pounds of soap, however you can adjust the end pieces for smaller batches if you'd like.
When your soap is ready to unmold, simply unscrew the wing nuts and lift the sides from the base.  Simple!

I tried something a little different with this soap, besides my new mold.  I added cedar bows to the base of the mold and covered them with plastic.  I was hoping for a nice embedded impression on the top of the soap.  I'm not all together unpleased with the result, however it doesn't look like cedar bows but it does give a nice, rustic finish to the soap.
I'll keep experimenting with this technique but for now, not bad.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Cancer Causing Chemicals in Shampoo

Another article about chemicals found in our personal hygiene products. 
This one helps develop tumors in the body, mainly kidney.

Seriously, if you can't pronounce it, you probably shouldn't put it on your body.

Lora's Beer Bar Shampoo ingredients are: olive oil, coconut oil, soybean oil, beer, cocoa butter, castor oil, essential oils.  

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Mother's Day!

What Mom wouldn't love some all natural, handmade goodness for Mother's Day?
Order now from www.lorasbeauty.com and a free Mother's Day card will be included with your purchase!  Offer good now until Mother's Day!

Free shipping on all orders $20 and over!