Natural skin care is a favorite hobby of mine!  Click here to read my blog post about Natural Skin Care.

Soaps and lotions are easy to make.  It's just a matter of acquiring the ingredients and then simply following the recipe.  With cold process soaps, you are creating a chemical reaction between the oils and the lye solution - so taking care is necessary; wear protective gear and have adequate ventilation.  Bars are $5.50 each.

Lotions are an oil phase mixed with a water phase via an emulsifier (binds the liquids together).  Lotions are extremely easy to make, provided you have an immersion blender (aka stick blender).  Melt your oils & butters together with the emulsifier, then insert and start up your immersion blender and pour in the water phase.  The emulsion forms immediately - once thoroughly blended, add your essential or fragrance oils for scent or therapeutic benefits.  I use mixed tocopherols, neem oil, willow bark extract, rosemary oleoresin, and potassium sorbate to inhibit oil rancidity and bacteria & mold growth. Some essential and fragrance oils will cause the lotion to turn various shades of brown once exposed to air (oxidization) - vanilla is a common cause, which is completely normal.  Using the recipe I created, each batch makes approximately 6 oz of lotion. I currently offer 2 oz ($7) and 4 oz ($9) bottle sizes.

And now onto my favorite creation - the greenchild salve!  I use it for bumps, bruises, sprains, strains, cuts, scrapes, abrasions, burns, etc.  I also used it for my son's occasional diaper rash. Made with a base of butters and oils, and my favorite extract and essential oils. 

or  contact Greenchild Creations via Etsy for a custom creation! 

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