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Basic recipes August 31, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — queen frederica @ 10:08 pm

Thanks to everyone who came to watch our lotion demo at the fair over the weekend. We enjoy doing these and it’s especially fun at the fair for many reasons.. Hopefully you got your annual fix of fair food because I know I did!!

As promised, a quick beginners recipe for lotions is listed below:

Double boiler
1 Half ounce of beeswax by weight
3 ounces oil by volume (about 3/4 cup) — coconut, almond or jojoba are my favorites.
Essential oil.

1. Bring water in double boiler to a boil and keep on medium/low.
2. Melt wax Dow and stir in oil.
3. Add essential oil to container you want to pour lotion in. Enough to barely fill the bottom is a good amount.
4. Once lotion mixture is one liquid, pour into containers and let sit for 4 hours.

Feel free experiment with this as a basic recipe. The more wax you use, the harder it is. Coco or Shea butter are great to add in and give it both a silky texture and more moisturizing properties.

Lip balms are the same recipe but have a different wax to oil ratio. 1 part wax by weight to 4 parts oil by volume. Give it a try and let us know what you come up with. Good luck and have fun!

 

2011 state fair August 23, 2011

Filed under: markets and events,the goods — queen frederica @ 8:07 am

hey party people! It’s that time of year again for the Great Minnesota Get Together. Mike and I will being doing a demonstration on how to make beeswax cosmetics at ‘The Dirt’ stage in the same agriculture building as the other bee stuff. If you don’t make it out for our demo, at least try to stop and check out other honey and bee stuff because the MN Hobby Beekeepers do a great job showing all things honeybees.

Looking forward to getting my fill on mini donuts this year and seeing you all down there thus Saturday!

Saturday August 27 2:00pm at The Dirt stage.

 

honey! August 9, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — queen frederica @ 11:30 pm

We have some honey right now for all you folks who were wondering. I will be at the Scandia farmers market Wednesdays 4-7 for the next month. We just have smaller jars now but will have more honey coming in in the next month for larger orders.