Subscriber exclusive: Duplicating FCTRY’s Unicorn Snot (part three, sodium carbomer)

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...

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Subscriber exclusive: Duplicating FCTRY’s Unicorn Snot (part two with Sepimax ZEN)

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...

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Attention all Canadians: Check out this conference in June 2018!

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...

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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...

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Questions from Patreon: How to make fragrances last longer?

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”...

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Subscriber exclusive: Duplicating FCTRY’s Unicorn Snot

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...

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Update on a bunch of things including my new e-zine and classes at Voyageur Soap & Candle

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...

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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...

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Guess what I made today?

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...

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