How do you find which preservative goes with what product?

After a very exciting and short plane ride from Abbotsford to Calgary, and a slightly longer mini van ride to Banff, I’m here at the Canadian Soapmakers’ conference! The main event starts tonight with the Meet & Greet and continues with workshops tomorrow and Sunday! I went out last night with the organizer, Lindalu; the … Read moreHow do you find which preservative goes with what product?

Quick question: How do I convert your recipes into weighted measurements?

I’m leaving for the Canadian Soapers’ Conference in Banff tomorrow! I’ll be posting pictures and stories here every day. If you’re there, let me know if you want to meet up for conversation and maybe some karaoke?  I’m so excited, but a little stressed out about travelling by plane. Seems like there are so many … Read moreQuick question: How do I convert your recipes into weighted
measurements?

Weekday Wonderings: Additives for commercial hand soap that will be less drying?

In this post, Handsoap with polyquats, Will asked: I love the weird question, and I think I have one. To a commercial handsoap, such as softsoap, is there any additive(s) that can be added into the product to make it less drying/more skin friendly?  Yes, there are loads of things you can do to a commercial … Read moreWeekday Wonderings: Additives for commercial hand soap that will be less drying?

Weekend Wonderings: Can we use castille soap in face cleansers? How can I make an oil only product feel less greasy?

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been over a month since I trashed my back! (To be specific, it’s my piriformis, hip flexor, and gluteus medius muscles that started off in spasm, and it’s moving across my back and up into my mid-back. Yep, it’s a big spasm party!) It still hurts to sit up for … Read moreWeekend Wonderings: Can we use castille soap in face cleansers? How can I make an oil only product feel less greasy?