Skincare Fact vs. Fiction Day 3 – Ingredient Fear

Maybe I’m a little hungry, or maybe I’m a little crazy, but this pizza perfectly illustrates the skincare concepts that I want to talk about today.  And if you are vegan, please use your imagination and pretend this pizza is made with soy cheese and tofurky pepperoni… everything I say will apply to your pizza […]

Skincare Fact Vs. Fiction Day 2 – Essential Oils

At Daisy G’s we love essential oils for so many reasons, there is no artificial fragrance that can replace the mouthwatering scent of fresh mint or the floral/herbal scent of real lavender.  But the use of essential oils requires a much higher skill level than the use of artificial fragrances, and a much higher awareness […]

Skincare Fact vs. Fiction Day 1 – Should I Worry about Chemicals Absorbed Through my Skin?

In this first day of our five day series on Skincare Fact vs. Fiction we are examining the common claim that 60% of all “toxic chemicals” applied to the skin are absorbed into the skin within 28 seconds (or many similar variations).  In reality this is simply not true. Our skin is a remarkable barrier […]

Making Castile Soap / Using Our New Custom Molds

The soap business has been going well, and the soap molds we’ve been using for the past 3 years have become a little small… so a couple days ago the UPS driver delivered 4 beautiful custom slab molds and one handy-dandy log splitter!  After extensive research we selected For Craft’s Sake, a small business in Minnesota, to […]

Father’s Day Soap – Molasses and Bay Rum

Mother’s day is behind us and I survived the rush… between the perfect weather, the holiday, and the fact that our Uptown Farmer’s Market was named one of the top 50 farmer’s markets in the nation it was a VERY good week for me! So, now the attention turns to Dad. Mr G. loves his […]

Sugar Scrubs for Soft, Glowing Skin

Warm weather is here in the Sonoran Desert, we haven’t quite hit 100 yet but we know it’s coming… and with the warm weather it is time to dig out the shorts, tank tops and sandals.  Are you ready to show some skin? One of the best ways to remove flaky, dry skin to uncover […]

Daisy G’s Introductory Blog

OK, it’s my first blog… so where to start?  I’ve never written a blog, so forgive me if I’m doing this all wrong.  Let me start by introducing myself, and a little bit about why I started Daisy G’s. About me…. Hmm.  My name is Valerie Gray.  I’m a former violin teacher, seamstress, accountant and […]