We’re off on a camping trip tomorrow, so I turn to you for ideas for interesting meals! We’ll be cooking at the camp site, so suggestions for places to get good produce and things like cheese and bacon in the Port Angeles area would be most welcome. And if you have a suggestion for great … Read moreAny suggestions for food in the Port Angeles and Seattle area?
I thought I’d share this with anyone interested in attending a class with me in Chilliwack through the Chilliwack Arts Council! Sunday, October 28th from 10 to 12pm – Bath products: Bath salts, bombs, and oils.Sunday, November 4th from 10 to 12 pm – Balms, butters & lotion barsSunday, November 18th from 10 am to … Read moreI’m teaching a few classes in Chilliwack…
In this post, Julie asks: Speaking of difficulty weighing things, I’d love for you to cover this….Feather-light ingredients. I can’t figure out how to weigh my Silk Peptide. I don’t see how it could be by weight since it is so light. At 3% in a recipe I needed 5 grams of it. When I weighed … Read moreQuestion: How to weigh feather light things?
I bought a Kobo yesterday – it’s white and lilac, and it currently holds five books – but I feel like I’m cheating on my books. I love books! I love the feel of the paper, the sound of cracking a new book open, the ability to dog ear them so I can share a … Read moreDear Swift: Am I cheating on my books by buying an e-reader?
In this post on Rita BTMS-225, Julie asks: Can you use regular e wax in a conditioner? I’d love to try one just to try it, but I don’t want to have to buy a different emulsifier I probably wouldn’t use much. The short answer is no, you can’t use regular e-wax in a conditioner. And … Read moreQuestion: Can we use regular e-wax in a conditioner?
When you’re making things like bubble bath, body wash, or shampoo, I encourage you to mix the product gently to avoid bubbles. Why? Because THIS happens! Two weeks later, and it still isn’t clear! And I didn’t think I mixed it THAT much! When we mix too much, we get bubbles. Not a bad thing … Read moreWhy you don’t want to mix too much when using foamy & lathery surfactants!
This week someone told me I was rude when I asked her if she felt she was ready to sell a lotion she had made for what sounded like the first time. I don’t think I was rude, but even if I was, I think it is a question that should he addressed by anyone … Read moreGive it time…
If you’ve never made a product before, welcome to Newbie Tuesday! If this is your third product from the Newbie Tuesday series, then get ready for more fun! You learned how to make lotion and body butter earlier this year, and making a cream is much like making those two products! If you need some information on … Read moreNewbie Tuesday: Let’s make a thick cream!
I’ve been playing with Rita BTMS-225, a new conditioning emulsifier carried by Voyageur Soap & Candle. What do I think of it? In this post, Mychelle shared her experiences with Rita 225…I’ve been using the Rita BTMS 225 for a couple of months now and I really like it. As I predominantly used BTMS-25 from … Read moreExperiments with Rita BTMS-225: My normal rinse off conditioner
In this post, Ellbie asks: Can you at some time during this Newbie series talk about a good technique for weighing your preservative? Specifically Germall Plus liquid. I have the dangest time trying to figure an accurate means of weighing this viscous liquid out. I am a tween (not really a newbie and with enough knowledge … Read moreQuestion: How to measure small amounts of preservative?