Quick note on using water in sugar and salt scrubs

I’ve received quite a few emails lately from people wanting to know how to preserve or make their sugar or salt scrubs that contain things like aloe vera or coconut milk. I’m not sure where you’re finding these recipes, but you really can’t have a water based sugar or salt scrub! It’s all about solubility. Sugar … Read moreQuick note on using water in sugar and salt scrubs

Newbie Tuesday: You made conditioner! Bragging and questions!

Yay! You made conditioner last Newbie Tuesday! Congratulations to those of you who made your first batch. Wasn’t it awesome to see emulsification happen? And wasn’t it fantastic to try it on your hair for the first time. What did you like about it? What do you want to change about it? How was the … Read moreNewbie Tuesday: You made conditioner! Bragging and questions!

Why did I buy that again? Lipidthix – using 25% to make a butter

As I mentioned the other day, I’ve been playing with Lipidthix to make a butter out of an oil. In Thursday’s post, I combined rice bran oil with 20% Lipidthix to make a rice bran oil butter. I liked it, but it was thinner than I wanted. So I thought I’d play around with a … Read moreWhy did I buy that again? Lipidthix – using 25% to make a butter

Newbie Tuesday: Let’s make a conditioner!

It’s time to stop researching and make a conditioner! You know who you are! You’re the person who spends many many waking moments reading about or thinking about making conditioners, but you’ve never ever made a conditioner! I want you to step away from the computer – after printing the instructions, of course – and … Read moreNewbie Tuesday: Let’s make a conditioner!

Experiments in the workshop: Behenyl alcohol in my Ritamulse SCG sugar scrub!

I’m having a love affair with Ritamulse SCG in my sugar scrubs, and thought I should try making it with a different fatty alcohol – behenyl alcohol. I’ve made sugar scrubs with Ritamulse SCG and sugar scrubs with behenyl alcohol, but never both! So let’s see what this might feel like! BLACK COCOA BUTTER EMULSIFIED … Read moreExperiments in the workshop: Behenyl alcohol in my Ritamulse SCG sugar scrub!

Why bother with distilled water in our products?

I know it’s a pain to get hold of distilled water for every single crafting session, but it’s necessary! “Distilled water is water that has many of its impurities removed through distillation. Distillation involves boiling the water and then condensing the steam into a clean container.” (Click for more from Wikipedia!) In other words, distilled water … Read moreWhy bother with distilled water in our products?