Thank you so much for your support this summer!

This summer has been immensely successful for our youth programs. Thanks to your contributions to the Rated T for Teen group by purchasing my e-books , we offered… At the Yarrow library– 4 craft groups – scrapbooking, jewellery making, chocolate making, cupcake & cookie decorating– 1 board & card games night (13 participating)– 1 video game afternoon … Read more

Question: Are the ingredients I mention on this blog safe to use in beauty products?

Anonymous wrote in this post: Are phosphate esters derived from chemical or organic? Are they safe in beauty products? As there are really two questions here, let’s take a look at each one. The quick answers are no, and yes. From the post: Phosphate esters are a category of anionic surfactants that include alkyl phosphates and … Read more

Almost Friday

It’s been a great but busy week as I’ve been offering craft groups every day! Yesterday, our local TV station stopped by to interview Raymond and me about our groups, the blog, and my obsession with cosmetic chemistry. Today we had 19 tweens make bubble bath from scratch followed by 26 teens making mud masks, … Read more