On Monday, we reviewed the ingredient list for a potential duplication of this product, and yesterday we created a prototype recipe using Sepimax ZEN . Today, let’s take a look at how to make this product using pre-neutralized sodium carbomer.Sodium carbomer is a pre-neutralized ingredient that allows you to make gels without having to add...
Yesterday we took a look at the ingredients for this oh-so-lovely sounding glitter gel . Today, let’s take a look at how to make it.Step four: Figure out how much of each ingredient to use. Ingredients: Water/Aqua, Alcohol, Glycerin, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Carbomer, Methylparaben, Epoxy Resins, Propylparaben, Sodium Hydroxide This is a...
I cannot express my excitement enough, so I’ll just use a string of vowels to share my joy: EEEEEEEEEEEE! The Handmade Bath & Body Guild (Canada) is partnering with the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild (US) to bring us a conference in June 2018 in Toronto, Ontario! If it’s half as much fun as the … Read more
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
On my Patreon site, there’s a section for questions and answers each month. Since Patreon is a massive pain in the bum to navigate sometimes, I’m posting the questions and answers here for everyone to read. I hope you enjoy these over the next few days! In May, Catherine asked: What is the best “fixative” … Read more
It’s that time of the year again, and as I do every time the sun shines a little brighter than I would like, I have to remind you that we can’t make our own sunscreens at home. Please please please don’t make your own sunscreen. I know it seems as simple as adding some titanium … Read more
My first thought when I saw Becky had posted this in the April duplicating thread is “ewwww, what a name!” The second thought is that the kids in my group love this stuff, so a duplication seems so logical! This is a gel that contains glitter that you put on your skin, then wash away...
Hi everyone! I’ve spent the last few days at my desk reading and writing and preparing and getting things done, most of which you’ll see here over the next few weeks. Thank you for your excitement about me making cold process soap! I had great fun making it, and I hope to try a few … Read more
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
Happy Victoria Day! We’re still on the road after my incredibly exciting weekend teaching at Windy Point Soap in Calgary, and it’s hard to update the blog as the Blogger app crashes constantly, but I really wanted to share some of my excitement over the project Michele taught me today! It’s not ready yet, but … Read more