Thanks so much to this week’s reviewers of recipes! I really appreciate the hard work and thoughtfulness you put into your contribution to the blog! Thanks to Ella for her version of an aftershave gel! Thanks to Paige for this interesting looking body butter for pain made with Lotionpro!Thanks Ann for your version of the Trilogy Gentle … Read moreWeekend Wonderings: Who won an e-book this week?
I’m asked all the time what we need to get started in making our own bath and body products, so I thought I’d write up a list of what I think is essential! A digital scale. This is the one piece of equipment you can’t be without! A good recipe is written in percentages or … Read moreNewbie equipment: What do you really need?
Sorry for the quiet week, but I haven’t had time to write posts or get into the workshop since last week! It’s getting into my busy season for craft groups and classes at Voyageur Soap & Candle, so I have to budget my time more wisely. (No more vegging on the couch randomly surfing the … Read moreQuestion: Do you want suppliers’ information given?
Thank you so much to everyone who has donated for the facial products e-book this week! All the proceeds from the e-books goes towards our youth programs that we run in Chilliwack and Yarrow, B.C. If you look to your left, you’ll see a beautiful body wash and some melt & pour soaps Julie made … Read moreWeekend Wonderings: Who won an e-book for a review? How much of an active ingredient is in an extract?
Yeah, I know, it seems a bit early to talk about Christmas – it’s more than 3 months away – but if you are planning on making bath & body products as gifts, the time’ll go faster than you imagine! So what things should you consider before making Christmas presents? Order your supplies soon! I … Read moreA few thoughts about making Christmas presents
Spot treatments can be an effective way to deliver active ingredients to your skin. You don’t want to put a lot of ingredients into it – just the ones you really want to use to help a specific skin problem. I’m thinking of making a skin lightening spot treatment for my mom as she has … Read moreOne ingredient, five products: Gels – making a spot treatment
After shave products are all about the astringency and soothing of newly shaved skin, so let’s take a look making a gel type product! I’m basing my product on this post from the cucumber extract series from a few weeks ago. Click here to find why I used each ingredient, and click here to see … Read moreOne ingredient, five products: Gels – making an after shave gel
We took a look at making a gelled toner with pre-neutralized gel yesterday, but we found it a little thin. (That’s not a bad thing; I just want something a bit thicker!) Let’s take a look at how we could make a gelled toner from scratch! To make a gelled toner from scratch – or … Read moreOne ingredient, five products: Gels – making a gelled toner (part three)
I’ve had quite a few of you write to ask why I don’t adjust the pH of my conditioner recipes, and the answer is simple – we don’t need to adjust the pH because it’s in the range we want. Conditioners should be acidic with a pH below 6. All the ingredients we add to … Read morepH and conditioners
On Friday we took a look at a new product, a gelled toner, and figured we could make one at home using carbomers. The big difference between making a regular, liquid toner and a gelled toner will be eliminating stickier ingredients because we won’t be removing it from our skin. What kinds of things would … Read moreOne ingredient, five products: Gels – making a gelled toner (part two)