It’s Friday! Weight vs. volume, language we use, and an eye shadow primer recipe.

Hope you’re having a spectacular week with a wonderful weekend to come! I’m drinking my cup of tea waiting to leave the house before my exam, and there’s no point in studying now, so I thought I’d share a few thoughts for the day… You cannot convert my recipes into volume measurements, which is to … Read moreIt’s Friday! Weight vs. volume, language we use, and an eye shadow primer recipe.

Weekend Wonderings: Why do we need preservatives in products containing water?

Is it Saturday already? Let’s take a look at some Weekend Wonderings! In the Weekend Wonderings posts, Chris asks: What exactly is the reason why products containing water need to be preserved? Or more specifically: What is it about water that makes it attractive for bacteria and all the other nasties? Just like us, microbes need … Read moreWeekend Wonderings: Why do we need preservatives in products containing water?

Newbie Tuesday: Creating whipped butters – choosing your butter

I do love my whipped butters! The feeling of whipped shea butter on my horribly dry skin in the winter or after a long and too sunny camping trip makes me so happy. It really is amazing how simple they are to make, but as with anything in the creation of bath and body products, it’s … Read moreNewbie Tuesday: Creating whipped butters – choosing your butter

Newbie Tuesday (on Monday!): What did you learn about skin feel of your oils?

I’m thrilled by all the responses to this series on the skin feel of our oils – I guess doing my disappointed face worked, eh? – so let’s take a look at a few things we’ve learned so far and how we can modify our products to get a different skin feel. If you want … Read moreNewbie Tuesday (on Monday!): What did you learn about skin feel of your oils?

Weekend Wonderings: Adding surfactants to emulsified scrubs, solidification points of powdered surfactants, where to find SLS in Canada, and substituting surfactants

ADDING SURFACTANTS TO EMULSIFIED SCRUBSIn this post, Experiments in the workshop: Black cocoa butter emulsified sugar scrub, Stephany writes: Could I incorporate a little bit of surfactant in this to make it foamy???And in this post on facial scrubs, Stephany offers a potential recipe. (Click to see it.) An interesting thought, but no, you can’t add … Read moreWeekend Wonderings: Adding surfactants to emulsified scrubs, solidification points of powdered surfactants, where to find SLS in Canada, and substituting surfactants

Comment round up – April 6 to April 13, 2013 (part 1)

Since we’re all still jonesing for the Dish forum, and since you can’t see all the comments that are made in a nice chronologically ordered page like I can, I thought I’d share some of the comments I’ve seen this week or direct you to posts with interesting and lively conversations! Join in and share … Read moreComment round up – April 6 to April 13, 2013 (part 1)