Maker Monday: Cocoa Hazelnut Coffee Scrub

Those of you who have been Halo customers since the beginning know that we've gone through quite a few changes in scrub recipes over the years! Some of our earlier recipes were the type where the oil separated, you had to mix them to use them and they were overall too messy. Some of the more recent recipes were okay - they didn't separate but they were still... lacking.

Finally, after testing and changing recipes, I *finally* created a line of scrubs that are perfect!

Today, I made another batch of our Cocoa Hazelnut Coffee Scrub.

It turned out beautifully! It has a nice 'whippy' texture. It smells amazing - sweet hazelnut coffee. It's also made with coffee grounds from Anodyne.

This is one of of four body scrubs we make. You can get them at our storefront or on Etsy!


Maker Monday: Lemon Cuticle Butter

Today we are making one of our hot sellers: Lemon Cuticle Butter. We go through hundreds of these during the holidays!


Our Lemon Cuticle Butter is made with loads of fresh lemons. The acid in the citrus is great for helping break up dry, rough skin like your cuticles. You can use this nifty little product for other areas as well. Knees, elbows, feet - a little goes a long way!

It takes a lot of squeezing to get all the juice out of these lemons!We want to expel every last bit of lemony goodness for this product.


We not only use the juice from the lemons, we also create an infusion by grating up the rind and soaking the spent lemon halves in hot water. This pulls out all of those lovely citrus components from rind.

Before using the lemon juice and infused lemon water, we have to strain it.

This recipe contains over 50% moisturizing butters and oils like shea butter, cocoa butter, mango butter, avocado oil and jojoba oil. We then add a beautiful blend of pure essential oils that are not only beneficial to your skin, but have an amazing scent.

Get some here!


Maker Monday: Rainbow Soap

Once a year, I make a Rainbow Soap that sells out in a few weeks. Every time I make it, I play around with the colors and fragrance. I think this years Rainbow Soap has one of the best scents yet!

Scent Notes: melon, white florals, apricots, juicy apples
Color notes: We did a blend of mica from various suppliers, a white mica pencil line and topped the soap with glitter. The blue turned out a little darker than I would have liked. The pencil lines didn't show up that well so I'll skip those next time. Also, the iridescent glitter takes away from the bright red color portion. Next year - red glitter!!

This soap will be ready for sale at our storefront on Bay View Gallery Night on Friday, June 5th 2015. If we still have some left over after the night, we'll put them up for sale on our website!