Chocolate-mint DIY lip balm
While making the beard balm and beard oil lately, I figured I’d make up a few tubes of lip balm while I was at it.. (since the bases use many of the same ingredients).
I bought a dozen lip balm containers from a local supplier (I’ve heard they’re seriously overpriced though, so I’m not going to link them here… if I want to do this again and it’s NOT on a whim or tight deadline, I’ll likely order them online or find a more affordable supplier) so I didn’t want to make a LOT… just enough to fill up the containers I had.
At the SCA Festival of the Snow Eaters, October 28-30, 2016 there will be a Dirty Half Dozen Largess Challenge – enter seven items, six will be donated to Their Majesties, and everyone who contributes can select one item for themselves. There will also be additional prizes…
I thought I’d compile a list of different possible Largess projects and ideas partially for myself, but also partially for anyone who might be interested in making something to contribute. I took ideas from various sources online, including the Largess Maker’s Facebook group, Pinterest, and a local participant’s list.
I divided this into 11 categories:
- Glass work
- Leather work
- Metal & wire work
- Paper work (Scribal and otherwise)
- Sewing, knitting & related
- Weaving & spinning
- Wood work
- General craft
Beard balm with vanilla and cinnamon leaf oil
While out shopping with a friend, he started checking out some beard balm and beard oil. He didn’t pick any up, but when his birthday rolled around, I bought him something, and wanted to make him some beard balm to gift him as well.
I started out with three recipes, each with different ratios – I figured I’d try a few different things and see what he liked in terms of scent and texture/moisture/etc.
Three oil blend beard oil
While out shopping with a friend, he started checking out some beard balm and beard oil. He didn’t pick any up, but when his birthday rolled around, I bought him something, and wanted to make him some beard oil to gift him as well.
Looking up recipes online had a LOT of suggestions. Some suggested single carrier oils mixed with single essential oils, some had single carrier oils with a blend of essential oils, and others had blended carrier oils with single or blended essential oils.
Hand painted glass ornaments
I’m calling this a Throwback Thursday because I made them quite some time ago, but as they were given out this year as gifts, I couldn’t share photos until now! Continue reading