Please share your thoughts about the upcoming facial products e-book!

IT’S HERE! Check out this post to learn more about how to donate to get a copy of this e-book!  I’ve been working for a while on the new facial products e-book, and the delay is that I’m not sure what you want to see. It’s not as easy to write as the lotion making...

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Weekend Wonderings: When removing or adding an oil soluble ingredient, what do we replace?

In this post, We’re back from holidays, Lisa asks: When I want to add IPM to a recipe at 2%, what item in the recipe do I reduce by 2%? And when I have a question about a particular recipe of yours, do I post the question on the recipe post? Not sure how often you...

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We’re back from holidays and recipe review winners!

Hello to you, my wonderful readers, on this last weekend of summer! Raymond and I are back from holidays at beautiful Cape Lookout near Tillamook, Oregon! What a beautiful site! I cannot recommend it enough. We spent the mornings drinking tea and walking on the beach, the rest of the day reading and playing games,...

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Foaming bath butter: Let’s make a white chocolate foaming bath butter sugar scrub!

Yesterday we got acquainted with foaming bath butter, that pasty surfactant mix that we can whip into a lovely frothy mixture to which we can add various exfoliants, like sugar, colours, oils, and fragrances to make a great foamy and lathery body scrub. Let’s take a look at making one now. I decided to keep...

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Why did I buy this and what the heck can I do with it? Foaming bath butter

I’ve always wanted to play with Foaming Bath Butter, but I could never find it. Then Voyageur Soap & Candle brought it in, and it was time to play! (You can get this at various suppliers. Check the frequently asked questions section of the blog to find a supplier near you!) So what is foaming...

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We’re away on holidays!

Hey everyone! We’re away on holidays until Friday enjoying the lovely city of Portland before we go on to our camping site on the Oregon coast! We hope you’re enjoying your last week of summer before school (at least in our part of the world, and if the teachers and government end this darned school...

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Write a review! Win an e-book! Look at who won last week!

Another week, another batch of wonderful reviews from you, my fantastic readers! What’s all this about, then? If you write a review of a recipe on this blog, I’ll enter your name into a draw to win one of two e-books every Saturday! But much like last week, the reviewers did such a wonderful job and...

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My favourite dishwashing soap recipe with d-Limonene

I love making lotions, but I really hate the greasy mess that I have to clean up afterwards, so I turn to my favourite degreasing ingredient – d-Limonene! This solvent derived from citrus fruit can cut through the greasiest mess on your dishes and utensils! It’s a really simple recipe. Just make sure you follow the...

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One ingredient, five products: Cucumber extract in an apres shaving spray (part three) (updated)

On Tuesday we figured out how to make a apres shaving spray with cucumber extract and minimally processed ingredients, and we created the recipe on Wednesday. I thought today could be about modifying that product. Please note, these modifications will work for a variety of products, including lotions, body washes, toners, and other things you...

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One ingredient, five products: Cucumber extract in an apres shaving spray (part two) (updated)

Yesterday we took a look at the ingredients we could use in an apres shaving spray made from minimally processed ingredients, so it’s about darned time we wrote up a recipe for this product! CUCUMBER & PEPPERMINT APRES SHAVING SPRAY HEATED WATER PHASE 58% distilled water 20% witch hazel 10% peppermint hydrosol 2% sodium PCA...

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