Designing your products as a line: Shampoo – hydrolyzed proteins and amino acids

I love including hydrolyzed proteins in my shampoo, but is there a point in using it if you’re including  it in your conditioner? I admit that I have a huge weakness when it comes to proteins in my products. I kinda collect them – I’ve used many different ones, including hydrolyzed oat protein, hydrolyzed silk...

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Twenty-six days until Christmas? Wow!

Making and giving handmade presents for the holidays is an awesome way to show someone you care about them. That you’ve taken the time to consider what product they might like, what fragrances they love or hate, and how they might use them. With that in mind, here are a few considerations when you’re making...

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Designing your products as a line: Shampoo – dimethicones

Sorry for the long delay in posts – has it really been three months? Let’s resume our discussion about designing products as part of a series. Please check out this posts below to read from the start about shampoo! Shampoo – How does it work?Shampoo – What’s in it? SurfactantsShampoo – What’s in it? Other...

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Last Saturday of November is always great fun!

It has been an incredibly busy few weeks around our house! An epic Blind Guardian concert, a night out at karaoke, and quite a few excellent craft groups, including bath bombs, soaps, and these lovely soy candles have all kept us really busy! (Thanks to Nicole at Voyageur Soap & Candle for teaching us this...

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A couple of updates for a November Saturday…

The best laid plans of mice and Susan are easily waylaid by back pain…but things are getting better with the help of some lovely pharmaceuticals, some intense weight workouts, a couple of lovely back balms, and a weekly massage. This is the first week that I didn’t come home from work earlier than normal because...

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Updates galore!

Sorry for the silence, but this back pain of mine is really getting in the way of my life/ I’m really struggling to do much more than go to work and my youth programs, which means when I have down time, I’m resting in bed with a cuddly dog and a whole lot of muscle...

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Formulating an under eye gel: Raymond’s creation

Last Sunday, Raymond and I made it into the workshop to make some eye gel. He’s been using it for a week now, and it’s time to share the recipe! We started by establishing our goals. What did Raymond want from an eye gel? He is getting worried about having dark circles under his eyes...

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Happy Movember!

It’s Movember, the month men grow their facial hair or get moving for 30 minutes a day to bring awareness of men’s health issues, and to celebrate, my wonderful Raymond shaving his face clean and starting all over again! Men’s products aren’t that different from women’s. They contain the same ingredients and may be exactly...

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