Newbie Tuesday on Thursday: We’re making facial products

I asked and you responded – let’s do a Newbie Tuesday series on facial products! Here are the products I’d like to make! – Facial cleanser– Micellar water– Creamy cleanser (like a lotion)– Moisturizer– Toner– Gels of all kinds – toner, serum, eye gel– Serum, including spot treatments We’ll work to create a base. Once … Read moreNewbie Tuesday on Thursday: We’re making facial products

Weekday Wonderings: Using solubilizers to produce fragrance or room sprays

Sorry for the silence. It’s been a difficult week as my mom’s health isn’t great at the moment, and it’s kept me away from the computer. Thanks for your patience! In this post, Caprol Micro Express, Sandra asks: I made a spray by using CMB but I found the spray was turned cloudy when the room … Read moreWeekday Wonderings: Using solubilizers to produce fragrance or room sprays

Why do conditioning agents smell fishy?

Have you ever caught a whiff of a positively charged conditioner like Incroquat BTMS-50 or honeyquat and wondered why it smelled fishy? There’s nothing wrong with the product: You’re smelling the ammonium salt in the cationic quaternary compound! (That N in the molecule above…) Some people can smell it, some can’t. It’s hard to know … Read moreWhy do conditioning agents smell fishy?

Weekend Wonderings: Can I use magnesium oil in my lotions?

In this post, Pumpkin seed: Making a light lotion, Anamaria asked, I would like to know if I could ever make this same lotion adding magnesium chloride oil? Would it survive to the heat? Thanks Magnesium oil isn’t an oil. It’s a solution of water and magnesium flakes, so it’s a water soluble ingredient, not an … Read moreWeekend Wonderings: Can I use magnesium oil in my lotions?

Weekend Wonderings: What do I do when a friend is selling my recipes?

Follow @SwiftCraftyM I thought I’d share as a quick note that I’m finally on Twitter. You can find me there as @SwiftCraftyM and subscribe or like or whatever one does to follow someone. (Funnily enough, I couldn’t get my whole real name or my silly nickname in there as there were too many characters!) In … Read moreWeekend Wonderings: What do I do when a friend is selling my recipes?

Summer’s almost here – don’t make your own sunscreen, please

The strawberries are out and the raspberries are ready early. It’s almost summer, and I thought I’d offer you a few thoughts about summer products! Please please please please please don’t make your own sunscreen. I say this every year, and I’ll continue to say it this year. You simply can’t be sure that what … Read moreSummer’s almost here – don’t make your own sunscreen, please