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 … Read moreNewbie Tuesday: Facial cleansers – submit your recipes!

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 … Read moreDid you make facial cleanser? What did you think? (part three)

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 … Read moreNewbie Tuesday: Did you make facial cleanser? What did you think? (part two)

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

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 sjbarclay@telus.net Carol … Read moreNewbie Tuesday: Did you make facial cleanser? What did you think? (Part one)

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 … Read moreMy classes at Voyageur & Newbie Tuesday facial cleansers

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 … Read moreWeekday Wonderings: Are companies hiding preservatives in other ingredients?

Weekday Wonderings: Do you have to declare all the ingredients in a product? This, and reviewing how to read ingredient lists…

In this post, Grapefruit seed extract is NOT a preservative, Dedra asks: I have a question about a particular product. It is called Fig and Yarrow Underarm Lotion. I noticed that this product didn’t have any preservative listed. I am sensitive to certain things so I emailed to ask them if their product had any preservatives. … Read moreWeekday Wonderings: Do you have to declare all the ingredients in a product? This, and reviewing how to read ingredient lists…

Newbie Tuesday: Facial cleansers – additions to the base recipe

Wow, that was a lot to take in yesterday, eh? We took a look at formulating a few base recipes for facial cleansers for some different skin types. Today, we’ll look at the ingredients we used and a few others we could try using in this recipe. Here’s the base recipe we developed for normal … Read moreNewbie Tuesday: Facial cleansers – additions to the base recipe