Newbie Tuesday should be seen this weekend…

Sorry for not having a post on Tuesday, but it’s been a difficult week for my mom and I couldn’t get things done. If you’ve commented or emailed me, I again ask for your patience as I can’t really do much as I sit at her bedside in the hospital as it’s just too chaotic...

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Subscriber exclusive: Duplicating DHC Velvet Skin Coat (part two)

Duplicating DHC Velvet Skin Coat (part two) $1+ patrons Sep 29, 2016 at 8:40am Yesterday we took a look at how to start a duplication of the Velvet Skin Coatby getting the ingredient list, looking at each ingredient, and figuring out what was really important. Today, we’ll take a look at the next two steps...

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Subscriber exclusive: Duplicating DHC Velvet Skin Coat (part one)

Duplicating DHC Velvet Skin Coat (part one) $1+ patrons Sep 28, 2016 at 12:13pm Mollie suggested we take a look at this product and see if we could duplicate it. It’s a skin primer that can be worn alone or underneath make-up. It minimizes the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and helps make-up glide...

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My latest e-zine is for sale

My latest e-zine, Gels: Ooey Gooey Fun! is now for sale in the e-books and e-zine section of the blog. I’m so excited to share my love of carbomers, gels, and thickeners with you in this 34 page e-book packed to the rafters with new recipes with new ingredients, like Sepimax ZEN and EMT 10...

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Newbie Tuesday: Facial cleansers – submit your recipes!

Hi everyone! For those of you playing along at home, I’d really like to see your facial cleanser recipes as we make them. I know some of you have made huge changes – like Anna who used decyl glucoside and SCI! – and it would be awesome to see what you’re doing so others can...

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Did you make facial cleanser? What did you think? (part three)

In this post, Additions to the base recipe, Cath said: I made the cleanser for dry skin as per the percentages advised but with surfactants available in Australia (maybe my research skills are poor but I simply could not locate exactly what was named on the list). The basic recipe was a nice viscosity after...

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Newbie Tuesday: Did you make facial cleanser? What did you think? (part two)

Let’s take a look at a few more comments about the facial cleansers you made last week based on this recipe or this recipe. (If you missed part one of these comments, please click here and see what your fellow readers are saying!) And look for part three shortly, too! Susan writes: Thank you for the Face Cleanser recipes – I...

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Newbie Tuesday: Did you make facial cleanser? What did you think? (Part one) (updated)

Last week, we made a facial cleanser, then modified it by adding humectants and cationic polymers. This week, we’re talking about our recipes and how we could modify them to be more awesome for our skin type. Please join the conversation by commenting here, on the other posts, or by emailing me at swiftcraftymonkey@swiftcraftymonkey.blog Carol...

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My classes at Voyageur & Newbie Tuesday facial cleansers

Hi everyone! If you’re playing along with the Newbie Tuesday facial cleansers group, don’t forget to check in with us to share which recipe you used and what you thought of it. We’ll be looking at various ways to modify the product this upcoming Tuesday, then making more versions the week after next! Please visit...

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Weekday Wonderings: Are companies hiding preservatives in other ingredients?

Thanks for joining me again today as we continue to look at Dedra’s question about a product she wants to buy. I also read on another site some time back that many companies “hide” the fact that their products have preservatives in aloe gel. The article said that aloe gel cannot be produced without using...

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