I cannot express my excitement enough, so I’ll just use a string of vowels to share my joy: EEEEEEEEEEEE! The Handmade Bath & Body Guild (Canada) is partnering with the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild (US) to bring us a conference in June 2018 in Toronto, Ontario! If it’s half as much fun as the … Read moreAttention all Canadians: Check out this conference in June 2018!
On Patreon, Susan asks: My question is regarding toners and the spritzer bottle. I have been making your toner recipe (from Newbie Tuesdays) with distilled water, rose hydrosol, witch hazel, glycerin, sodium lactate, allantoin, cucumber extract, chamomile extract, and liquid germall plus – % same as yours (I’m in the midst of moving, so my … Read moreQuestion from Patreon: Why isn’t my toner spraying properly?
On my Patreon site, there’s a section for questions and answers each month. Since Patreon is a massive pain in the bum to navigate sometimes, I’m posting the questions and answers here for everyone to read. I hope you enjoy these over the next few days! In May, Catherine asked: What is the best “fixative” … Read moreQuestions from Patreon: How to make fragrances last longer?
It’s that time of the year again, and as I do every time the sun shines a little brighter than I would like, I have to remind you that we can’t make our own sunscreens at home. Please please please don’t make your own sunscreen. I know it seems as simple as adding some titanium … Read morePlease please please don’t make your own sunscreen!
Hi everyone! I’ve spent the last few days at my desk reading and writing and preparing and getting things done, most of which you’ll see here over the next few weeks. Thank you for your excitement about me making cold process soap! I had great fun making it, and I hope to try a few … Read moreUpdate on a bunch of things including my new e-zine and classes at Voyageur Soap & Candle
So what did I make yesterday? Cold process soap!!!!! I know, right? It was so much fun!!! Michele from Windy Point Soap taught me how to make two batches of soap yesterday. Both were coconut, palm, shea, and olive oils. The pink was fuchsia mica with strawberry jam fragrance oil; the other, neon orange with blood … Read moreWhat did I make??
Happy Victoria Day! We’re still on the road after my incredibly exciting weekend teaching at Windy Point Soap in Calgary, and it’s hard to update the blog as the Blogger app crashes constantly, but I really wanted to share some of my excitement over the project Michele taught me today! It’s not ready yet, but … Read moreGuess what I made today?
Yesterday, we met a new gelling agent in the form of Sepinov EMT 10, and Monday we took a look at the ingredients we’re using in this recipe. Today, let’s look at the recipe and some modifications we can make to it! NIACINAMIDE & WILLOW BARK OIL FREE MOISTURIZER (HYDRO-GEL)WATER PHASE74.5% distilled water5% willow bark … Read moreRecipes from the HSCG 2017 conference: Niacinamide & willow bark hydro-gel – part three, the recipe and modifications
I don’t think I’ve mentioned that I’m teaching in Calgary, Alberta this weekend! If you’re interested, click here to see the registration page at Windy Point Soap! We’re offering an all day lotion making class with five different emulsifiers, a half day anhydrous class, and a half day class on conditioners. Everyone who attends will receive … Read moreI’m teaching at Windy Point Soap in Calgary this weekend!
In yesterday’s post, we took a look at the ingredients to create a hydrating and oil free recipe with niacinamide and willow bark. Today, let’s take a look at this new gelling agent and what it offers. I’m using Sepinov EMT 10 as my gelling agent (INCI: Hydroxyethyl Acrylate / Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer). It’s a pre-neutralized polymer … Read moreRecipes from the HSCG 2017 conference: Niacinamide & willow bark hydro-gel – part two, all about Sepinov EMT 10