Where to get supplies in Canada!

I’ve tried to put a list together of my favourite suppliers in Canada (look to the right and possibly down for the short list), but I thought I’d add a little more information. Please add any I’ve left off the list: These are my favourite suppliers, but I know there are more out there! As...

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Where to get supplies in Asia?

All right, it’s your turn, Asia! Where do you find your supplies? Which suppliers offer ingredients not found anywhere else, and what do you think of their service? Do they ship to other areas and are you happy with their prices? Share your suppliers with other readers of this blog! As with the other posts,...

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Where to get supplies in Australia/New Zealand?

Given the incredible success of the post on where to get supplies in Europe, I thought I’d ask our readers from the lands down under to share their favourite suppliers in the comments section of this post! Please share your experiences with the supplier (good selection, shipping, and so on) and if they have some...

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A few questions I’ve been asked this week

I had this great idea last night, but I don’t have time to write it properly this morning and it’s coming out as a jumbled mess (I hope to have it written for tomorrow morning, but it could be Friday), so I thought I’d dip into the comments and e-mails I’ve seen this week and...

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Cosmeceuticals: A few more ideas for facial products

I hope you’ve enjoyed this series on cosmeceuticals. I am planning more in the future, but I need to do some more experimenting and we know these ingredients aren’t cheap! So here are a few ideas on other ways to use them in our products. If you liked yesterday’s toner, why not consider making a...

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Where can you get supplies in Europe?

LiisK would like to know about suppliers in Europe. Can you suggest any? I’ve suggested both Of A Simple Nature and Fresholi, but there must be more. If you have a supplier that pleases you, could you put that information in a comment so we can come up with a list? Please include your experiences...

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Cosmeceuticals: More facial product ideas – toners

Although it sounds like a great idea to include our cosmeceuticals in rinse off products, like facial cleansers, most of them won’t withstand the rinsing process (much like sodium lactate and sodium PCA). But you can include them in toners, which is a good thing for those of us who can’t use anything but oil...

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Using cosmeceuticals in our facial products for oily skin

Oftentimes, oily skinned people sit on the sidelines wishing we could use some of these interesting and exotic cosmeceutical ingredients, knowing that we would break out almost immediately if we added extra oils to our skin. But we can use oil free type moisturizers, so let’s take a look at how we can incorporate some...

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If you’re new to lotion making: Which ingredients should you buy?

If you’re new to lotion making, welcome! This is a most addictive hobby, and I must warn you in advance that you will find yourself thinking about what you can do to tweak that lotion while you’re going to bed, sitting at a boring meeting, or in traffic. You’ll find packaging in drug stores really...

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Using cosmeceuticals in our facial products

So you’ve found a few cosmeceuticals you like and you’re wondering how you can incorporate them into a lovely facial product. For the most part, you’ll want to stick to leave on products like lotions or toners because a lot of them are completely wasted in a cleaning product as they’ll just wash off and...

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