Weekend Wonderings post and comment! Or comment on other posts on the blog. I just check that one first, usually!
In this post on Mother's Day prezzies, there were two comments...
Aljonor asks: Hi Susan. When you said to add a hint of color to the salt. Did you mean food coloring?
You can use food colouring, or any other body safe water soluble colouring. Some people use icing colours - the gel colours can be so vibrant - while others use food colouring from the grocery store. I like to use LabColours. (You can find these at our suppliers like Voyageur Soap & Candle and Brambleberry, to name a few of my favourites...) I use them because I make a lot of products and they work with anything water soluble, including surfactant-y things, melt & pour soap, and lotions (although I HATE coloured lotions!).
I'm not completely sure what you mean by a tube, but yes. I find piping bags are awesome! If it's a small tube, consider using a big syringe (I like 60 ml ones) you could get at a nursing supply or feed store and sucking up the lotion that way. Some people find using a zip top bag with a corner cut off works as well - I hate that method, and find I make a huge mess every time I try. I pay something like 10 cents for a piping bag, and that's worth the cost for me!
Sorry for the short post today, but I have to do some research on some of the comments I want to write about tomorrow. In the meantime, I really encourage you to check out this post on preservatives as a reminder for why we use them, and check out this section on men's products to get making for next month's Father's Day celebrations!