As you know, I’m so excited about all the commenting and sharing and supporting I’m seeing on this new blog, and I don’t want to be the only voice here, so I thought I’d start an open thread for you to talk about all things bath & body related or not. I figure until we … Read moreOpen thread: So…what’re you thinkin’?
I am so bored lying here on the couch on my heating pad as my back pain continues. I went for an epidural on Saturday and have a second scheduled for this upcoming Saturday, but it’s still too painful to stand for more than a few minutes or sit for a while. I have another … Read moreVarious & sundry things: Moisturizing for baldy heads, link to article, and the freezing point of urine
Holy cow! I’m away from the comments sections for a few days – I was teaching a Valentine’s Day class at Voyageur Soap & Candle on Saturday, and writing non-blog related things Sunday while resting my arm a bit and looking after Raymond, who’s fighting off some virus and feeling lousy – and you’ve all … Read moreComments, foaming bath butter, and your thoughts on re-using containers
Do you remember our duplication of Philip Roth’s Oilless Oil Squalane oil thingie? I found another product like this from Biossance for their 100% Squalane oil, listed at $68 for 100 grams/3.3 ounces. (Links to Sephora listing for the ingredient list.) 1. Get 100 grams Squalane. 2. Get a bottle that will hold 100 grams … Read moreDuplication of Biossance 100% Squalane Oil
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I’ve been working on this formula for quite some time, and I’m happy to finally unveil it. Check out the post on the new blog!
On December 31st, I shared with you a few of my favourite new ingredients from 2017. What else did I like? New favourite surfactant: Okay, this one is super hard as I have added at least 16 new surfactants to my workshop this year. How about I break it down into surfactant and surfactant blend? … Read moreThese are a few of my favourite new things in 2017 – part two: surfactants
T I’ve more than 400 new ingredients – not including micas, colourants, glitters, fragrance oils, or essential iols – including so many new surfactants, surfactant thickeners, cold lotion emulsifiers, conditioners, cationic polymers, preservatives, humectants, silicones, esters, oils, butters, extracts & hydrosols, proteins, cosmeceuticals & complexes, emulsifiers, and more, some of which I have yet to inventory! … Read moreThese are a few of my favourite new ingredients in 2017 – part one
As we all do as December winds down, I’ve been thinking about this year. I posted 187 posts on the blog this year as of December 28th. (Some of these overlap the Patreon posts, and I don’t have the energy to figure out what is what, so I won’t calculate the word count for this … Read moreA look back at 2017: The stats!
From the link below you can see the table of contents for the new e-zine. Table of Contents link