Take a look at my newest e-zine – It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

As you’re no doubt aware, it’s been a really hard month, and I’m so grateful that I’ve been able to escape from reality by writing. And that I was able to take time off work to be with my mom thanks to the kind support of my Patreon subscribers. My newest e-zine, It’s the Most … Read moreTake a look at my newest e-zine – It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Bloglovin’ is holding my blog hostage until I post this link to them…

Please don’t read my blog on Bloglovin’. I would prefer you come here to read it and interact with me and other readers. But Bloglovin’ wants you to read my work on their site so they can make money from it. They’re holding me hostage and won’t release information on my blog until I put … Read moreBloglovin’ is holding my blog hostage until I post this link to them…

Newbie Tuesday: Making facial cleansers – feedback

You’ve been awesome in sharing your thoughts about the facial cleansers you’ve been making, but I’d like to hear more from you. What do you think of the recipe you made? (Please specify which recipe you made or share if it’s your own version)What do you like?What don’t you like?Is there something you’d like to … Read moreNewbie Tuesday: Making facial cleansers – feedback

Newbie Tuesday on Friday: Using botanical extracts in your facial cleansers (part three)

As we saw in yesterday’s post and Tuesday’s post, we can use all kinds of lovely botanical extracts to take our facial cleansers from great to mega-super-lovely-awesome! If you followed the shopping list for this series, you would have purchased rosemary and chamomile for oily skin, chamomile and green tea for normal skin, and chamomile … Read moreNewbie Tuesday on Friday: Using botanical extracts in your facial cleansers (part three)

Newbie Tuesday on Thursday: Using botanical extracts in your facial cleansers (part two)

Let’s take a look at including some of those extracts about which I wrote yesterday in our cleanser recipes! You can modify any recipe you wish to include them: I’m using the one we modified on Tuesday with the aloe vera. If I wanted to create something for oily skin, my first thoughts are always … Read moreNewbie Tuesday on Thursday: Using botanical extracts in your facial cleansers (part two)

Newbie Tuesday on Wednesday: Adding botanical extracts to your facial cleansers (part one)

I’m a big fan of using powdered extracts to add some extra oomph to my facial cleansers. They tend to be inexpensive – for instance, $3 to $5 for 10 grams – and we only need a bit to go a long way. Let’s take a look at these botanical extracts and see how they … Read moreNewbie Tuesday on Wednesday: Adding botanical extracts to your facial cleansers (part one)

Newbie Tuesday on Tuesday: Adding aloe vera to your facial cleanser

Adding aloe vera can take your facial cleanser from great to freakin’ awesome, so let’s take a look at why we might include this ingredient to a facial cleanser! For this series, I encouraged you to get aloe vera liquid. I generally add 10% of this wonderfui liquid to act as a film former, emollient, … Read moreNewbie Tuesday on Tuesday: Adding aloe vera to your facial cleanser