Christmas crafting idea: Exfoliating fun with sugar and salt scrubs!

If you are looking to make an awesome gift for someone who likes a little exfoliation, try an emulsified sugar scrub! If it’s winter where you live, they’ll welcome a fluffy and creamy concoction that offers moisturizing and barrier protecting properties! We made some this weekend in Brambleberry’s cream cheese frosting fragrance, and it is...

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Yes, I can be your Santa!

To answer a question I’ve had posed a few times this week – yes, I can play Santa for you if you donate for an e-book! Just give me the details as when you want it sent (Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, another date), to whom you wish it sent (email and name), and whether you...

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Epic lotion fail!

I think it has become abundantly clear that I love Ritamulse SCG, and I forgot what a fickle emulsifier this can be! I suffered an epic lotion fail yesterday while making a 1000 gram batch of hand protectant. I switched 8% Ritamulse SCG for the 7% Polawax, removed 1% from the water phase to compensate...

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Melt & pour soap: Aren’t these adorable?

I’m having a love affair with these little melt & pour soaps this week! I bought the clear, low sweat melt & pour from Voyageur and I can’t believe how adorable these soaps look. I went through almost ten pounds of the clear and white in the groups this week! Be careful, though: Some of...

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I’m in the paper!

I’m in my local newspaper with some ideas on Christmas crafting, including jewellery making, bath salts, chocolate, and Shrinky Dinks! How exciting is that? Click here and see my stuff on pages 4 though 7! As a quick note, this is the craziest week of the year for me with the Yarrow and Chilliwack youth crafting...

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Using different emulsifiers in conditioners

I regularly get questions about using emulsifiers like Polawax or Ritamulse SCG in our conditioners, and the general answer is no, you can’t use those emulsifiers to make conditioners. We use ingredients like Incroquat BTMS-50, Rita BTMS-225, and cetrimonium bromide to create conditioners and they are emulsifiers, but that isn’t their only feature: We’re using...

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Not bath & body products for Christmas – cosmetic bag

I love this cosmetic bag pattern! I made a ton of them for the kids in my group last year, and I’m making some more this year because I love them so much! If you have the time and energy, make a lining for the bag. I take one to the gym every day, and...

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