I’ve just released my newest e-zine, Using cold emulsifiers: Aristoflex AVC, Emulthix, and Sucragel AOF. If you’d like to see the table of contents, click here. If you’d like to buy it for $13.00, visit our new site to buy e-zines & e-books! I’m so excited about this new site because you can buy something, … Read moreMy new e-zine: Cold emulsifiers
On Wednesday we looked at making a fractionated coconut oil lip scrub. Yesterday, we altered the recipe to be all about the jojoba oil and peppermint essential oil. Today, let’s look at an anhydrous or non-oil containing ingredient we could add to this recipe. Confession: I’ve been playing with so many active ingredients over the … Read morePlumping peppermint & jojoba oil lip scrub
Yesterday we tried a pear coconut lip scrub; today, let’s take a look at changing a few things! The original lip scrub my best friend loves contains jojoba oil and peppermint essential oil as the flavouring, so I thought I’d try that. As per yesterday, I took my regular boring ol’ white sugar for a … Read moreJojoba & peppermint lip scrub
As we continue to spend all our freakin’ time working on getting the links to the PDFs working on the blog, please enjoy this post on making a lip scrub! My best friend, Wanda, is in love with a certain company’s lip scrub, which seems to consist of a few ingredients like jojoba oil, peppermint, … Read moreYummy pear coconut lip scrub!
Thanks for letting me know. As I wrote in the previous post, I know they aren’t working and I’m trying to figure it all out because I haven’t done anything to Dropbox to cause this. I know the search has changed as well, something I mentioned in the previous post. I can’t change that, lamentably. … Read moreI know the links to the PDFs aren’t working
Hi everyone! I’m still alive, albeit a little beaten up by what I think is another bout of the stomach flu. The last year in our lives has been hell, and I’m finding I get sick really easily and bounce back from even the smallest upset really poorly. I really have no resilience at the … Read moreI’m still alive…
As I mentioned in a previous entry in this series, Sepimax ZEN (INCI: Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6) is a pre-neutralized gellant we can use to incorporate things that other gels can’t handle, like electrolytes and surfactants as well as lower pH ranges to incorporate ingredients like AHAs. It can also incorporate oils, so you can make a gelled serum … Read moreNewbie Tuesday: Using Sepimax ZEN to create an oil free moisturing gel
We took a look at making a toner by including Ultrez 20 with a neutralizer, and we made a toner/oil free gel moisturizer for normal skin types by adding ingredients to pre-made gel yesterday. Let’s take a look at making a chamomile and cucumber oil free gel moisturizer/toner both ways. VERSION 1: MAKE A GEL, THEN … Read moreNewbie Tuesday: Gels, gels, gels! Chamomile & cucumber oil free gel moisturizer for dry skin types