Dot & Lil Blog

spring cleaning

As I come back to the real world after my month away, I'm starting my spring cleaning. This year, I'm replacing some of my usual cleaning products with solutions I make up myself.

Cost effective, simple, and it works! Because the solution contains water, make sure you use it within 2 or 3 days as it does not contain a preservative and can mold or spoil even if it looks ok.

All-Purpose Cleaner

1 cup...

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exfoliation, or pain?

When I first started making Dot & Lil Coriander & Lemongrass soap, it had a thin line of pieces of whole lemongrass layered into each bar. It was kinda exfoliating...kinda.

I decided that if it was gonna be kinda exfoliating, it might as well be really exfoliating! So I switched to a finer grind of lemongrass, spread it out throughout the soap, and used more of it. And that, my friends, is when I...

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flower petals make me happy

I made bath salts tonight. Dot & Lil sells three varieties of bath salts and although I fully intended to get through the making of all of them tonight....well, let's just say it's been a long week so far and I am treating myself to being in bed by midnight!

The two varieties that I did make are Bergamot & Rose and Lemongrass & Calendula. Both have real flowers mixed in and are scented with...

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why i love what i do

I have been working on a whipped body butter that will keep all of our dry canadian skin a little happier over the long, cold winter. Something that will moisturize and create a barrier without evaporating too quickly or being too greasy. Shea butter is one of my favorite ingredients to work with and to use. Nothing else is quite like it! It is almost magical in texture, if you ask me. It is soft...

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