Happy National Coffee Day! Celebrate with a whipped vanilla latte coffee butter!

Let’s get formulating with coffee butter! We met this interesting ingredient yesterday, and I think we can make some luxurious whipped butters good enough to drink! Amanda and I wanted to make something that would allow the less greasy, moisturizing feeling of the coffee butter to shine. Here’s what we formulated! WHIPPED VANILLA LATTE COFFEE...

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Check out my classes at Voyageur Soap & Candle in October!

I can’t believe I haven’t posted about the classes at I’m teaching at Voyageur Soap & Candle in Surrey, B.C., starting on Monday! We’ll have more classes scheduled soon! Watch this space!  Monday, October 2nd: Full day class of lotion making (with e-book) Saturday, October 7th, morning: Solid bubble bath (like these adorable ice cream scoops)...

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Happy National Coffee Day! Celebrate with coffee butter!

I admit it: I don’t like coffee. My parents were very British, and we were a family of tea drinkers, so I didn’t get much exposure to coffee until my first day of university when I was surrounded by at least 300 people all sipping their morning brew, the smell of which was completely overwhelming....

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We’re home!

Oh my gosh, did we have fun at Windy Point Soap in Calgary! The classes were so much fun – we had a blast playing with new ingredients like  coffee butter, carrot seed extract, PEG 6 caprylic/capric triglycerides (awesome for micellar water), and foaming silk – and it was an absolute joy to meet so many of...

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Join me on social media while we’re travelling

Hi everyone! I’m off to Windy Point Soap in Calgary to teach some classes, and posting here can be difficult as the Blogger app crashes constantly and I can’t post pictures when I use it in Safari on mobile. I’ll be able to send out your e-book and e-zine purchases when I get notification as...

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Woo! Check out the schedule at Voyageur Soap & Candle!

The class schedule at Voyageur Soap & Candle is up for anyone who wants to take classes with me in Surrey, B.C. in October. We’ll be doing the day long classes of lotion making, facial care products, and eco skin care, as well as a few new half day classes, like those to make these...

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

I’m so excited to be returning to Windy Point Soap in Calgary, Alberta, on September 23rd and 24th to teach four half day classes! Solid shampoo and conditioner bars – Saturday morning Liquid shampoo and conditioners – Saturday afternoon Facial products – Sunday morning.This is an all new class with all new formulas exclusive to...

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A few thoughts for the day on Honeyquat, alcohol, and solubilizers

For a while there, it seemed like honeyquat smelled like dead plastic fish and I couldn’t use it in anything, even things that had loads of fragrance in it. I’m happy to report that the version I have from Lotioncrafter smells like…well, nothing, which is a good thing. When it comes to using alcohol in...

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Weekend Wondering: What is the “dump and heat” method for creating lotions?

In the September Q&A on Patreon, Allison asked: I recently read an article on the blog for Majestic Mountain Sage where they advocate what they refer to as a “dump and heat” method for creating lotions, creams, or conditioners.  I have read quite a bit about creating emulsions and have never seen any instructions that...

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Subscriber exclusive: Potential duplication of Hairstory NewWash (part four, the formula)

I’m ready to reveal my prototype formula for this product. Please check out part one, part two, and part three for all the steps I took to get to this point.POTENTIAL DUPLICATION OF HAIRSTORY NEWWASH (attempt #1) HEATED WATER PHASE 65% distilled or reverse osmosis water 5% aloe vera liquid 3% stearamidopropyl dimethylamine 3% rose...

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