It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas: Whipped butters

Is it? It’s not even Hallowe’en yet! But for us crafty types, we need to start planning early! If you’re a soaper, your busy season started in August to allow for cure times. For the rest of us, if we’re ordering ingredients on-line, we should be awaiting our packages as I write. If you don’t...

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Pumpkin spice latte lotion with Penstia powder

We’ve had some fun with coffee butter over the last month. We made a whipped vanilla latte coffee butter for National Coffee Day in September, and made a pumpkin spice latte with Aristoflex AVC last Thursday. I thought I’d alter Thursday’s formula to include one of my new favourite ingredients, Penstia powder (INCI Name: Adipic...

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Mmm…pumpkin spice latte lotion!

Check out this quick, cold emulsifier lotion using coffee butter! (I’m not able to type much due to my arm injury, so please do a search for the ingredients that you see underlined in these handwritten notes.) A massive thank you to Lisa for taking the time to type all of this out for us...

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Subscriber exclusive: Potential duplication of the Nip + Fab Soften Kale Fix Moisturizer (part two)

Yesterday, we took a look at the ingredient list for this product. Today, we’ll look at where to start with the duplication, and you’ll see the post for the formula shortly.Please find the steps of my duplicating process in this post....

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Subscriber exclusive: Potential duplication of the Nip + Fab Soften Kale Fix Moisturizer (part one)

Cecilia asked if we could try a duplication of the Nip + Fab Soften Kale Fix Moisturizer*. Please visit this post to see all the steps in my duplicating process…  Ingredient list: Aqua (Water/Eau), Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG=100 Starate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Theobroma Cacoa...

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Experiments in the workshop: “Magnesium oil” gel with Siligel

A few weeks ago, we met this new gelling ingredient, Siligel  I’ve made a gel with it and magnesium chloride, often called “magnesium oil” as it can handle up to 20% salts. As I can’t type, please see my handwritten notes below. Anything underlined in red is an ingredient you can find out more about...

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Subscriber exclusive: Potential duplication of Beauticontrol’s Nutri-Rich oil with apricot kernel oil

Kim, a young woman in our youth program, asked if we could try duplicating this product a few months ago. She’s really happy with it, and suggested I share it here with you. This is incredibly timely as it appears this company has gone under, and no one can get this any more.As a note,...

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More comments and thoughts…

Leave in conditioners that you find on this blog are supposed to be thin enough to spray from a mister bottle. (That’s the one on the far right.) I’m suddenly receiving all kinds of questions about thickening them. They’re supposed to be thin and have low levels of emulsifiers otherwise they’re regular conditioners and will...

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Thank you all so much…

Thank you all so much for your lovely and thoughtful words about my recent post about taking a break. I feel so honoured that you think so kindly about me, and it means so much that you took the time to offer support and share your experiences. Raymond and I travelled this past weekend to a...

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I’m not available for a bit…

I’m taking some time away from the blog to heal from an arm injury that has left me unable to type and to honour the anniversary of my mom’s death last year. I will not be available through any medium from October 13th to 16th, so any e-book or e-zine purchases will not be sent...

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