It has come to my attention that a woman named Marlene Daniels of Soapconscious has been copying and pasting my writing from this blog and my e-books and re-selling them under her name. I figure about 80% of her lipsticks e-book is based on my blog, and it looks like she is using my comparison … Read moreIt’s not okay to plagiarize my work! (Updated and updated)
Hi everyone! I’ve just put out my new e-zine on making green and plant based lotions with emulsifiers like Ritamulse SCG, Montanov 68, Simulgreen 18-2, and Natragem EW, which you can buy here in my e-zines and e-books page. Click here if you want to see the table of contents for it! I put these … Read moreNew e-zine: Green & plant based products
If you’re a beginner and you’re just starting out, please check out the newbie section to see all kinds of posts on topics from when to add a preservative, when to add an anti-oxidant, what the difference is between these things, how to make products, and so on. You can find all kinds of starter … Read moreThe newbie section and FAQ are great places to find information!
Yesterday we took a look at cosmeceuticals and a few that we could incorporate into our toners. Today we’ll create a few recipes you can try at home! Let’s say you liked this simple toner for dry skin with rose water and cucumber, what could we add to this mix? Quick note: This toner is … Read moreNewbie Tuesday: Creating a facial toner (part four) – adding cosmeceuticals
When last we met – which was a while ago, sorry! – we were looking at modifying a basic toner recipe using humectants, hydrolyzed proteins, cationic polymers, and more. This week I’d like to take a look at modifying the recipe further using what we call cosmeceuticals. What’s a cosmeceutical? They’re “cosmetic products with properties very similar … Read moreNewbie Tuesday: Creating a facial toner (part three) – introduction to cosmeceuticals
Hi everyone! It’s a little late in the new year, but here’s the schedule for the classes I teach at Voyageur Soap & Candle in Surrey, B.C. I’m offering a few extra classes this season: Shorter themed classes like Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day, as well as all day classes based on my … Read moreThe new schedule for my classes at Voyageur Soap & Candle is here!
I thought I’d share an update on my plans for what we’re making next. I’m sorry we got off track recently, but I think I planned more than I could handle given what’s been happening with our family lately. I think this schedule I’m planning out here is do-able, although there may be side trips … Read moreUpdate on the Newbie Tuesday facial products series
I found a few resources that might interest you if you’re interested in learning more about formulating with salicylic acid in your products, something I’ll be discussing as we get back to making toners in the Newbie Tuesday series on facial products, which starts again on Monday, January 16th. What you see here is willow … Read moreA few resources that might interest you today about salicylic acid and acne
What’s the difference between these two bath bombs? Same recipe, same colourant, similar fragrance oils, same fractionated coconut oil, same molds. Why did the one on the right work out and the one on the right is making me sad with its powderiness? It’s all about the climate! I became aware of this issue back … Read moreIt’s all about the climate, baby!
In this post, Why did I buy this again? Cera bellina, CJ asks: Can you tell me the shelf life of Cera bellina? I think it would be several years, but would like to be sure before wasting any ingredients! Also, if it’s not too much to ask, can you also tell me the approximate life … Read moreWeekday Wonderings: Inaccurate shelf life information from a supplier? Choosing a supplier?