Miscellany

Freshly Picked Berry Spa Treats

By  Jessie Kurtz  for  Glorybee Foods, Inc.

Materials

  • LOTIONS:
  • Lotion base*
  • Gel tone colorants*: Ruby; Blessing Blue; Perfection Pink
  • Fragrance oils*: Strawberry; Blueberry; Raspberry
  • Pyrex glass measuring cup
  • Mixing stick or chopstick
  • Bottle(s)*, 6 oz.
  • SOAPS:
  • Clear glycerin soap base*
  • Same fragrance oils and gel tone colorants used for lotions*
  • Pyrex glass measuring cup
  • Mixing stick or chopstick
  • Soap molds*

Tools

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Microwave
  • Lotions
  • 1. Pour 7-8oz. of lotion base into mixing bowl. Mix in color, 10 to 15 drops at a time, until desired shade is reached. Add approximately 15 to 20 drops of fragrance oil, or more for heavily-scented lotion, and mix thoroughly. Pour lotion into bottles.
  • 2. Strawberry: Ruby gel tone and Strawberry fragrance
  • 3. Raspberry: Perfection Pink gel tone and Raspberry fragrance
  • 4. Blueberry: Blessing Blue with touch of Ruby gel tone and Blueberry fragrance
  • Soaps
  • 1. Melt soap base in measuring cup at 30-second intervals in microwave, mixing between increments. Add color and fragrance in same way as lotions, then pour into soap molds. Let dry overnight and remove from molds.