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 … Read more

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) … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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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