Harrisburg - Bella Quinn of Selinsgrove, Snyder County, started her homemade natural skincare business eight years ago, teaching herself how to mix her own all natural body, foot, and facial scrubs and body lotions. On Wednesday, Jan. 12, Quinn shared those skills with visitors to the 2011 Pennsylvania Farm Show.
Quinn's demonstration, on the show's Family Living Stage, centered on making homemade natural food scrubs. Quinn encouraged the crowd to go home and attempt their own scrubs.
"It's like making a cake, if you add too much of one thing, add a little more of the others," Quinn suggested.
Creating her own recipes and labels, Bella has become a successful business owner. Her naturally homemade skincare products use butters, oils and fragrances to "pamper the body and sooth the soul."
Quinn teaches classes on making homemade natural scrubs and lotions. For more information about her products visit www.bellaquinnnaturalskincare.com
One recipe that Bella recommends trying is:
Basic Brown Sugar Scrub
½ cup white granulated sugar
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup oil
2-3 tsp. fresh coffee grounds
¼ tsp. fragrance
Makes approximately one, eight ounce jelly jar. This scrub requires a bit of stirring before use since the oils will sit on top. You could also sub some of the oil with a soft butter like Shea, for more of an emulsified scrub. Sent this blend with of scrub with fresh brewed coffee and crème brulee, and make a great start for the day.
Other Family Living Demonstrations for Wednesday, Jan. 12, included:
Knife Sharpening Demonstration - James Demarco
Wool Spinning - Tina Volz
Arthunting - Wildlife art- Stev Burrik
Barn restoration - Barnsavers- Greg Huber
Braiding of Hair - Victorian Hair Jewelry
Operation Military Kids - Helping kids cope
"Farm Safety" - Greenwood High School
"Healthy Calves, Healthy Profits" - Greenwood High School
"Camping, Cuts and Catastrophes" - Greenwood High School
"Animal Safety" - Chambersburg Area High School
Shavers Creek Environmental Center - Wildlife demonstration
Bicycle safety and other programs - PA Safe Kids
Crafting of lace - Keystone Lace Guild
Pennsylvania Hawks - Hawk Mountain
Nature Exposure - Art presentation, Tim Flanigan
The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, featuring nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 290 commercial exhibitors. The show runs Jan. 8-15 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. Admission is free and parking is $10.
For more information, visit www.farmshow.state.pa.us.
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