One of us! One of us!

Welcome to all you seekers of knowledge on all things bath & body related! It’s awesome that you’re eager to make customized and lovely things for your skin and hair! Have I warned you this is the most addictive hobby you’ll try?  May I direct you to the newbie section of the blog where you’ll...

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I made it into the workshop!

Between hurting my back/hip and preparing for the Soapmakers’ conference, I haven’t had any workshop time in the last few months. As a result, I’ve been running out of products and getting progressively more grumpy! Raymond bought body wash thinking we were out! How scandalous! (We weren’t, but we were close!) Today, we made it into...

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What a conference!!!

Wow! I’ve just arrived home from the Canadian Guide of Soapmakers, Chandlers, and Cosmetic Crafters’ 2015 conference in Banff, Alberta, and I’m exhausted! My feet hurt from standing, my throat hurts from talking way too much, and my cheeks hurt from smiling. It was amazing being surrounded by people whose passion is bath & body...

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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...

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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 charges...

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Quick question: How to thicken a lotion?

Life is getting busier than normal as I get ready for the Canadian Soapmakers’ conference in Banff this weekend, so I only have time for some short posts this week. I thought I’d address some questions I’ve seen lately over the next few days… If your lotion isn’t thick enough, you can add a thickener like...

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What are you thinking about making for Christmas?

I’m sure it seems a little early to be asking this question, but when you consider that you may need to factor in learning and shipping times, it’ll be time for holidays before you know it! Please give yourself time and supplies to make a few batches of what you want to major and start small....

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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...

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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...

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