Wow, I’m really flaky lately, saying I’m going to write some posts, then not doing it, then showing up again to say I’m going to write some posts then not doing it and so on. I’ve been double-plus-ultra-mega-super busy lately (I’ve done at least two youth groups of some kind Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday this … Read moreI’m doing science and I’m still alive!
Anonymous asked this interesting question about co-washing or the no shampoo method in this post: I happen to come across your intesting post regarding cleansing conditioner. I am currently starting the co-wash method however I sometime use products with silicones. So my questions is if I am trying to remove silicones build up then why use … Read moreQuestion: Why would I suggest using silicones for the co-washing method?
Just so you know, this scrub uses melt & pour soap and is from this challenge (click for the post to find the recipes) as Petra and I tried to duplicate a Lush product. I used this mold from Voyageur – click here – one I use for a lot of things! In this post, … Read moreQuestions: Preserving scrubs
In this post, The Fawn writes: I currently have coco glucoside on hand and would like to make a facial cleanser for myself. But I find that with coco glucoside at 30% as the single surfactant, there’s very little bubble/lather and no foam at all. I am one of those people who wants LOTS of foam and lather if … Read moreQuestion: How can I increase the lather and foam in a facial cleanser?
Being lactose intolerant is hardest in the summer – ice cream – and the winter – egg nog – and those lactase tablets do nothing for me (and yes, I’ve tried the Ultra Lactaid with no success). So Raymond went on a quest to find an iced treat I could enjoy without the agony and … Read moreMy bloody big (not really) ice cream
I’m asked regularly about making goats’ milk lotions, and all I can say is that I don’t know. This is what I know about goats – they’re cute, they’re cuddly, they seem to enjoy eating tin cans, and this video about the baby goat stampede makes me smile. I hate anything to do with goat … Read moreQuestions: Adding goat’s milk and using BTMS in a lotion
After a lot of rain and cooler days, we’re coming into the heat of summer around here. I start getting uncomfortable around 24˚C (including our high humidity), so I need to find ways of keeping cool when I’m visiting homes without even so much as a fan! Here’s my dishevelled Blondie dog modelling one of … Read moreSewing: Cool ties for summer
Anonymous wrote in the pineapple extract post: Your blog is great and you are super smart so I figured you would know the answer to this question: I really want to start incorporating extracts into my lotions. I was wondering if I could make my own botanical extract system by mixing together, for example, pineapple … Read moreQuestion: Can we create our own botanical extract systems?
I haven’t had time to answer your comments and e-mails lately, so I’m going to take the next few days to get to quite a few of them. If you have a question that you’ve been dying to pose, e-mail me or post them in this comment and I’ll see what I can do. I’m … Read moreQuestions, questions, questions!
I didn’t realize that being away from work for four days would lead to such busy-ness! Sorry there haven’t been any new posts. I wrote a ton of them while I was on holiday, but they all need links and pictures and other things that take up time that I don’t have right now, so … Read moreSuper busy…sorry!