Some articles I read this week: Fruit oils and SPF, medical vs.cosmetic claims, formaldehyde donors

I thought this article on fruit oils and SPF was an interesting read. They won’t let me quote sections, so I took a picture of the warning. Please don’t think that using fruit oils can work as an effective sunscreen! There’s an interesting article about claims at Cosmetics Design and the difference between cosmetic and … Read more

Weekend Wonderings: Aloe butter and preservatives, preserving fresh face masks, and heating evening primrose oil

Is there anybody out there? I know you’re visiting the blog based on my stats, but the comments section is bare and my inbox is lonely and bored! I have a few sections that want your input – Formulating Friday, collecting your favourite recipes, forgotten threads – and I haven’t heard from the people who won … Read more

Canadian Association of Professional Soap and Cosmetic Crafters – upcoming conference and I’m offering a workshop there!!!

The Canadian Association of Professional Soap & Cosmetic Crafters is brand new, and it’s waiting for people like us to join! Lindalu is organizing a conference for March 2014 in Banff, and I’ve been invited to lead a workshop in shampoo and conditioners. (I’m so excited!) Voyageur Soap & Candle are on board – and we … Read more