A short note for a hugely busy Saturday!

A quick reminder if you’re interested in subscribing to my Patreon feed, which includes duplicated recipes and a monthly e-zine (at the $10 level), you need to be subscribed as of August 1st to be part of it for that month. As a note, the money you pay for the subscription is going to me...

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Please visit this site, not your RSS reader, the link that by-passes me, or the e-mail subscription

I don’t talk about the inner workings of the blog very much, but I would ask those of you reading this somewhere other than on my blog – for instance, in an RSS feed, something like Blog Lovin’, or even through the e-mail subscription on my blog – to pay me a visit soon! When...

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Emulsifiers: Emulthix – a light, cold process lotion with white tea, pumpkin seed oil, and baobab protein

You know I can’t leave well enough alone, so I thought I’d take yesterday’s Emulthix recipe and add some of my favourite ingredients to take it from great to fan-freakin’-tastic! Want to know more about Emulthix? Cick here!  Let’s alter my heated water phase first. I’m adding a humectant – sodium lactate – along with...

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Subscribers’ exclusive: Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray

Thanks to Stellar Blew for this suggestion! If you have an idea, check out this month’s duplicating post and share your favourite product! I went a little nuts trying duplications for products this month, so I’m posting this, along with the Noxzema Classic Clean, Neutrogena Hydro Blast Water Gel, Laneige Sleeping Pack, and a primer that...

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Emulsifiers: Emulthix – a cold process lotion recipe

Yesterday, we said “hello!” to Emulthix, a cold process emulsifier that can handle quite high levels of oils. I thought I’d try making a basic lotion with only one oil – pumpkin seed oil, one of my favourites – and see what I thought of the viscosity! EMULTHIX LOTION WITH PUMPKIN SEED OILOIL PHASE20% pumpkin...

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Emulsifiers: Emulthix

As you may or may not know, I was fortunate enough to visit Jen at Lotioncrafter in April. And it’s taken me quite some time to inventory all the amazing ingredients she gave me before I started crafting with them. One of my new favourites is Emulthix (INCI: Sodium Polyacrylate (and) Dimethicone (and) Cyclopentasiloxane (and)...

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Weekend Wonderings: Adding clay to a lotion?

In this post, Modifying our lotions into creams, Dawn asks: I’d like to use your thick cream recipe and add bentonite and kaolin clay to make it an exfoliating foot scrub. Can I simply add the clays to the finished cream at safe usage rates? Adding clay really can be as easy as adding a certain...

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My first e-zine is available to Patreon subcribers today!

If you’re a subscriber for the blog at the $10 level through Patreon, today you’ll see the first of my e-zines, Summer Products, available for download! You’ll get 31 pages of exclusive to the e-zine recipes for summer products, like aloe vera gels, light summery lotions, and beachy hair sprays, as well as my favourite...

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Weekend Wonderings: All about Swift!

In this post, Ultra Bubbly Bubble Bath, HG moisturizer asks: Not sure if this was asked before but I’m really curious, how did you learn to formulate when you first started out? There aren’t many schools that teach this and other than your blog (WHICH I AM FOREVER GRATEFUL FOR!!!) I never seem to find...

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Subscribers’ exclusive: How do I choose which products you’ve suggested to duplicate?

This is a great question, and one I should have addressed earlier! I originally thought I would choose one product, and duplicate that. But then you all started sending me such interesting products, it became hard to choose just one! The way it’s worked so far is that when someone posts a duplicate product idea,...

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