I’m sad to say that while Camila loves making cosmetics with me (just as she loves baking/cooking with me), Mika has not been very enthused about it. I’m not really sure why, but she’s also not into baking & cooking, so it’s probably related.
In any case, after buying some more cosmetic-making supplies, I checked out The Girls’ World Book of Bath & Beauty back from the library and looked through it with Mika. She liked the idea of making “Glitterbug Body Glitter”, so we did that after she came back from school today.
The results were pretty good, the glitter was much more liquid than I thought it’d be, even after we added quite a bit more glycerin, and we did add quite a bit of glitter, but Mika was happy. Interestingly, she put the glitter on me rather than her šŸ™‚
Body Glitter Recipe
3 Tbsp. aloe vera gel
2 Tbsp. witch hazel
1 Tbsp. glycerin
6-12 drops soap/lotion color
3-6 drops essential or fragrance oil
a pinch of soap glitter or more
Mix the aloe vera, with hazel and glycerin in a zippered sandwich bag. Add the color and mix well. Add the fragrance and mix again. Finally add the glitter and mix.
Make a small cut in the corner of the sandwich bag and pour the glitter lotion into a 2oz cosmetic bottle.
Rub all over your skin.

Update I don’t know how this has happened, but the glitter has disappeared from the body glitter. I kid you not, you can’t see any of the glitter when you apply it to your skin, or when you look through the bottle. How this has happened, I cannot say. Maybe it was simply dissolved in the aloe vera/glycerin mixture. I bought the soap body glitter at Michael’s, so perhaps it was just bad quality glitter. Next time, I’ll try getting it online. The kids are, of course, disappointed.