Subscriber exclusive: Potential duplication of Dr Pickart’s Face and Body Cleanser (part four)

Thanks for joining me again! If you’d like to see the previous posts, you can check out part one where we review the ingredient list, part two where we create the first recipe, or part three where we create a second recipe. Today we’ll be creating a third recipe using Sepimax ZEN as the thickener...

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It’s not okay to plagiarize my work! (Updated and updated)

It has come to my attention that a woman named Marlene Daniels of Soapconscious has been copying and pasting my writing from this blog and my e-books and re-selling them under her name. I figure about 80% of her lipsticks e-book is based on my blog, and it looks like she is using my comparison...

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Subscriber exclusive: Potential duplication of Dr Pickart’s Face and Body Cleanser (part three)

Todd asked if we could try making a duplication fo Dr Pickart’s Face and Body Cleanser. We spent a post looking at the ingredients  and what we’d need to include andan other looking at a potential duplication using cocamide DEA as the thickener . Let’s take a look at using liquid Crothix as the thickener.Liquid...

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Subscriber exclusive: Potential duplication of Dr Pickart’s Face and Body Cleanser (part two)

You might remember we took a look at the ingredient list for this product the other day. Let’s see how we might duplicate it today.As a note, if you’d like to see my six point duplicating process post , please click on the link. I generally look at the list, figure out what’s important and...

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Subscriber exclusive: duplication of Dr Pickart’s Face and Body Cleanser (part one)

In December, Todd asked for a duplication of Dr Pickart’s Face and Body Cleanser . (The liquid not bar.) It is a gentle cleaner that  has the consistency a bit thicker than vegetable oil.  It has a small foam after putting it on and  washing. I use it for shaving as it gives a bit...

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New e-zine: Green & plant based products

Hi everyone! I’ve just put out my new e-zine on making green and plant based lotions with emulsifiers like Ritamulse SCG, Montanov 68, Simulgreen 18-2, and Natragem EW, which you can buy here in my e-zines and e-books page. Click here if you want to see the table of contents for it!  I put these...

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The newbie section and FAQ are great places to find information!

If you’re a beginner and you’re just starting out, please check out the newbie section to see all kinds of posts on topics from when to add a preservative, when to add an anti-oxidant, what the difference is between these things, how to make products, and so on. You can find all kinds of starter...

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Newbie Tuesday: Creating a facial toner (part four) – adding cosmeceuticals

Yesterday we took a look at cosmeceuticals and a few that we could incorporate into our toners. Today we’ll create a few recipes you can try at home! Let’s say you liked this simple toner for dry skin with rose water and cucumber, what could we add to this mix? Quick note: This toner is...

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Newbie Tuesday: Creating a facial toner (part three) – introduction to cosmeceuticals

When last we met – which was a while ago, sorry! – we were looking at modifying a basic toner recipe using humectants, hydrolyzed proteins, cationic polymers, and more. This week I’d like to take a look at modifying the recipe further using what we call cosmeceuticals. What’s a cosmeceutical? They’re “cosmetic products with properties very similar...

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The new schedule for my classes at Voyageur Soap & Candle is here!

Hi everyone! It’s a little late in the new year, but here’s the schedule for the classes I teach at Voyageur Soap & Candle in Surrey, B.C. I’m offering a few extra classes this season: Shorter themed classes like Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day, as well as all day classes based on my...

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