Has your creamy balm gone bumpy? Even though the texture may feel unappealing, the product has NOT gone bad and is still effective! When butters heat up and then cool down slowly, the fatty acids separate and cause crystallization. Often, in my balms, it's the Shea butter acting up!
If you don't mind the grains, you can just rub them onto your skin and the crystals will melt on contact. However, if you'd like to fix your balm and return it to its creamy state, you can!
First, set your stove to a temperature of 175 degrees. Take off the lid of the balm and set the balm on an oven-safe tray. (I usually use a cookie tray) Place it inside the oven for 20-30 minutes. Take out the tray and place the balm immediately in the freezer. BE CAREFUL - the balm, tin and tray will be extremely hot!
Once the balm returns to its solid state, you can take it out of the freezer and enjoy the creaminess again!
Horse Trading Days
This event is always one of my favorites! Come out for awesome vendors, great food, and lovely scenery! I’ll have some new products for you to try, including my alpaca felted soap!
My next venue will be the Harmony Summer Wine Walk. Get your tickets at the link below! Hope to see you there!
Maple Syrup Festival - April 7&8
Join me for this special two-day outdoor event! Each day the festival runs from 8:30 - 4:30 where you can feast on buttermilk or buckwheat pancakes and, of course, maple syrup while you shop the special vendors!
This will be my last show before the holiday break! Stop by to get your Christmas stocking-stuffers!
This year's craft show is sure to be a big one for me! I have two booths in the Middle School Gymnasium, and I'll have a few gift sets and baskets available for the holidays! Christmas is just around the corner!
Over 200 crafters and artisans will join me at this year's Potato Fest! Make a road trip for this fantastic festival!