Recent explorations in skincare alchemy…

Some of theapothecary_case-bottles new items I have for this year include soap-free scrubs/masques  in several varieties, decorative bath fizzers, and that elusive Elixir of Wahoo.


The soap free scrubs are a result of co-conspiracy with a friend in Australia, and a remembrance of the ‘beauty cleansing grains’ Helena Rubenstein made when I was a kid, and that my Mom gave me when I first got the dreaded acne.  (This was back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, evidently!).

Cleansing Grains
soap-free beauty scrubs

My updated versions of that idea are blends of colloidal oatmeal, flower petals and herbs plus gentle clays.  Perfect for scrubbing up after a day in the garden or on city streets, or as a gentle, soap-free beauty scrubess scrub to polish and smooth.  My favorite is made with damask rose petals, (of course!) but I also came up with lavender & calendula, cucumber & French green clay, and the latest is ‘Wake up and smell the coffee (scrub)!’ with finest ground espresso beans.  Yumm!

The fizzefizzybathcakesrs will get their own post, but for now, let’s just say, a marriage of holiday cookies and sparkle-fizz.



And lastly, the elixir.  It has been super popular at the Market already this spring, selling out and prompting emails for more.  It’s a blooming bath oil, scented to be a spring tonic, reviving and restorative, with luscious avocado oil fElixir of Wahooor the skin, and tangerine, spruce and lavender essential oils to uplift your senses… and no bathtub ring!  Woohoo!