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Re-open for the season!

Both the online and the physical shop have re-opened today, 21st April for the season and i’m very busy making stock! – a batch of Sea Spray was made yesterday ready to supply a new retailer and today I will make a batch of Wild Heather which was totally sold out by the end of the season.

At the moment there are no Lip Balms in stock although a small selection is available for purchase at the nearby Daliburgh Post Office which is now under new management. As soon as my fresh supply of ingredients arrive I will be busy making new batches of balms.

Extended opening hours will apply during Art on the Map which in 2015 will run from Saturday 30th May until Saturday 20th June – during this time I will be open Monday to Saturday 11am to 5pm and Sundays 12 noon to 4pm

Taking a break

I am heading away for a break and so the online store will be offline from the 11th February 2015 until I return around the 12th April 2015.

Soaps and lip balms will be available in Daliburgh Post Office from around the 23rd February and liquid soaps will be available at Uist Craft Producers shop when they open up for the season (I anticipate this to be Easter weekend).

If you do have any queries while i’m away please feel free to contact me

New local outlet

In a couple of weeks time Jean-François Martin (aka Jeff) and his wife Kathy will be taking over at nearby Daliburgh Post Office. I’ve been this morning to deliver soaps and lip balms to Jeff and they will be on sale there once they open for business.

Uist Beauty Products would like to wish Jeff and Kathy all the best for their new venture!

Opening times 2015

I’ve updated the opening times for 2015, these are as follows:-

15th April to 23rd December Tuesday to Saturday 12noon to 5pm

Plus whenever the “Open” sign is displayed. If you would like to visit outwith these days/times please telephone  01878 200320 to make arrangements.

The Art on the Map event runs from Saturday 30th May until Saturday 20th June 2015 and I will be having extended opening times during that period:-

Monday to Saturday 11am to 5pm
Sunday 12noon to 4pm

Christmas shopping

Uist Beauty Products will be at the following local sales:-

  • 22nd November 2014 – Balivanich Hall, Benbecula, 11am to 2pm.
  • 29th November 2014 – Balivanich Hall, Benbecula, 11am to 2pm.
  • 11th December 2014 – Daliburgh School, Daliburgh, South Uist. From 7pm onwards.
  • 13th December 2014 – Taigh Chearsabhagh, Lochmaddy, North Uist, 12noon until 3pm.

I hope to see you at one of the above events. Don’t forget you can also order your Christmas goodies online too.

 

Honey Lip Balm

Well a caller at the studio today bought the last two Honey Lip Balms so I thought it was time to make a new batch as they are also selling well along at the Craft Shop at Kildonan.

The ingredients include coconut oil, cocoa butter, beeswax, sweet almond oil, shea butter and real, fair trade honey.

Luxury handmade hebridean soap and lip balms made in uist honey

Warming the wax and oils in a jug

First of all the beeswax, oils and honey are heated gently, in a jug which is placed in a pan of warm water.

Luxury handmade hebridean soap and lip balms made in uist honey

The wax, oils and honey are all melted

Here the wax, oils and honey are just about melted – it looks a little blurry, the steam from the water in the saucepan got on my camera lens!

Luxury handmade hebridean soap and lip balms made in uist honey

Stirring in the mica colouring

Once the wax, oils and honey are melted the Vitamin E and the shiny gold mica colouring are added and stirred in really well.

Luxury handmade hebridean soap and lip balms made in uist honey

15 pots of Honey lip balm

The mixture is then poured quickly into the waiting pots – at least 10mls in each. The pots are then left to cool.

Luxury handmade hebridean soap and lip balms made in uist honey

The lids, all labelled up ready and the cooling pots

While the lip balm is cooling i put the stickers on the lids.

Luxury handmade hebridean soap and lip balms made in uist honey

The finished item – Honey Lip Balm