Question from Patreon: Why isn’t my toner spraying properly?

On Patreon, Susan asks: My question is regarding toners and the spritzer bottle.  I have been making your toner recipe (from Newbie Tuesdays) with distilled water, rose hydrosol, witch hazel, glycerin, sodium lactate, allantoin, cucumber extract, chamomile extract, and liquid germall plus – % same as yours (I’m in the midst of moving, so my … Read more

What did I make??

So what did I make yesterday?  Cold process soap!!!!! I know, right? It was so much fun!!! Michele from Windy Point Soap taught me how to make two batches of soap yesterday. Both were coconut, palm, shea, and olive oils. The pink was fuchsia mica with strawberry jam fragrance oil; the other, neon orange with blood … Read more

Recipes from the HSCG 2017 conference: Niacinamide & willow bark hydro-gel – part three, the recipe and modifications

Yesterday, we met a new gelling agent in the form of Sepinov EMT 10, and Monday we took a look at the ingredients we’re using in this recipe. Today, let’s look at the recipe and some modifications we can make to it! NIACINAMIDE & WILLOW BARK OIL FREE MOISTURIZER (HYDRO-GEL)WATER PHASE74.5% distilled water5% willow bark … Read more

I’m teaching at Windy Point Soap in Calgary this weekend!

I don’t think I’ve mentioned that I’m teaching in Calgary, Alberta this weekend! If you’re interested, click here to see the registration page at Windy Point Soap! We’re offering an all day lotion making class with five different emulsifiers, a half day anhydrous class, and a half day class on conditioners. Everyone who attends will receive … Read more

Recipes from the HSCG 2017 conference: Niacinamide & willow bark hydro-gel – part two, all about Sepinov EMT 10

In yesterday’s post, we took a look at the ingredients to create a hydrating and oil free recipe with niacinamide and willow bark. Today, let’s take a look at this new gelling agent and what it offers. I’m using Sepinov EMT 10 as my gelling agent (INCI: Hydroxyethyl Acrylate / Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer). It’s a pre-neutralized polymer … Read more