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...

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Sorry for not posting…

But between the back pain and an upcoming physics test on Friday, I’m a bit overwhelmed! Keep writing those comments and sharing your thoughts and I’ll catch up on the weekend!...

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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...

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Creating whipped butters – a visual tutorial

This lying in bed in pain thing is really working for me! I’ve created another visual tutorial, making whipped butters, which you can find on SnapGuide. I have a few more ideas, but I’d like to know what you think would work as a visual tutorial. Let me know!...

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New visual tutorial: Lotion bars!

I’m lying in bed with a spasming piriformis muscle, so I thought I’d write up another SnapGuide! This time we’re looking at lotion bars! The next one? Why whipped butters, of course! Just in time for the Newbie Tuesday post! I’m gathering new pictures for these tutorials, so let me know what you want to...

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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...

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

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...

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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...

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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...

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It’s Friday!

It has been a busy week! With the semester coming to an end, I’m furiously revising in anticipation of the final class on Monday with the final exam on the 26th, and work has grown quite busy, too. Keep the questions and sharing thought coming! We’re still Dishless and I know I love to hear...

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