In this post, It’s that time of the year again: Lotion bars, Tonya asks: I am experimenting with lotion bars and have a question about tapioca but greasiness- I guess would be the the actual question.My most recent mix of ingredients includes these variations. My question is how do I get the tapioca starch to … Read moreWeekday Wondering: How to make a lotion bar less greasy?
I hope you and yours had a great Christmas or are enjoying a lovely Hannukah! I’m sorry for being so quiet this last few weeks, but, as you probably know, we lost my mom in October and I’m still trying to make it through each day without melting down. I’m an only child with no … Read moreSorry for the silence!
I’ve just put out my men’s e-zine, This isn’t your father’s shaving book (part one), if you’re interested in purchasing it. Click here for the table of contents or click here to buy it! Click here to see all the e-zines I’ve put out this year as well as my e-books! I put these e-zines … Read moreNew e-zine! This isn’t your father’s shaving book: Men’s products (part one), and a new e-zine for my Patreon subscribers
Last week we started making toners. This week, we’ll modify them using some of the interesting ingredients we can get from our suppliers. As an aside, there’s nothing wrong with a simple toner of rose water or witch hazel plus preservative. Simple can be just as awesome as super and ridiculously complicated, so don’t stress … Read moreNewbie Tuesday: Creating a facial toner, part two
I’ve written a lot about Christmas presents on the blog, so I’ll refer you to this post where you can find links to making bath bombs, bath salts, whipped butters, and more. I also encourage you to check out this post on some things to consider when looking for a good bath & body recipe … Read moreMore DIY links suitable for Christmas presents
Christmas and Hannukah are almost here, and if you’re looking to make some awesome gifts for your loved ones, join me over the next week for loads of ideas. LOTION BARSYou can get the ingredients for these little lovelies at your local health food store if you can’t get to a supplier or get things … Read moreIt’s that time of year again! DIY presents – lotion bars
In this post, A conditioning shampoo with SCI, Synara asks: Just wondering: I only have Amphosol CG and cocamidopropyl betaine. Can I make a shampoo with these surfactants? The short answer is no. And that’s because you actually only have one surfactant because Amphosol CG is cocamidopropyl betaine as made by Stepan, and it’s such … Read moreWeekday Wonderings: Reading INCI names
If you’ve been following the Newbie Tuesday facial products series, you’ll know we’ve spent the last three months making various cleansers for our skin. Let’s take a look at making toners today. What’s a toner? It’s a liquid or gel that we apply after we clean our skin to make it feel nice. I’ve seen … Read moreNewbie Tuesday: Creating a facial toner
I know it’s only a few weeks until Christmas and Hannukah (and my birthday, hint hint), so I thought I’d share some ideas for presents you could get for bath & body crafters or yourself. (I encourage you to look at this post on presents for crafters from 2014 as I have many more ideas there … Read morePresents for crafters: Mixing and measuring
I’m still working my way through my e-mail and comments. I’m currently on Novemer 19th for comments and in early November for mail. Thank you for your continued patience. In this post, Preservatives, tafchk asks: How do you know how many drops to use for a given percentage please? The short answer is that we … Read moreWeekend Wondering: Measuring in drops?