As I mentioned in this post, Huge news that will affect the blog, I miss is being a part of a community of creators, connecting with people who love this thing as much as I do, and I’m really feeling the isolation when I look for a place to recharge my batteries.Think of every single … Read moreUnlock posts with your comments!
In the October Q&A on Patreon, Michelle asked: I am loving the latest e-zines with all the lovely cosmeceuticals. I am wondering what exactly is considered an ‘active’ ingredient, and if there is a maximum percentage recommended for total active ingredients in a formulation. I have been experimenting with many of the cosmeceuticals in an eye gel … Read moreSeries from a question from Patreon: What’s a cosmeceutical? What’s an active? And how much can we use of these things in combination? Part one – definitions
We took a look at various pH meters yesterday, so let’s ask the most important question of all today – Do you need a pH meter? And what’s the advantage of using a pH meter over pH strips? The first question should be – Do you need to measure the pH of your products? If you’re making … Read moreDo you need to measure the pH of your products? If so, do you need a meter, or can the strips work just as well?
I’ve been talking a lot about testing the pH of our products as it’s so important when we start using different surfactants, conditioners, and active ingredients. I purchased three pH meters from Amazon. I chose them according to the reviews I saw left on the site. My goal is to calibrate each of them and … Read moreTesting pH meters – let’s compare a few!
The other day, we spent some time getting to know each of the ingredients I like for this lotion, so let’s make the darned thing already! As an aside, thanks for commenting on the previous post! BAOBAB & BABASSU BODY BUTTER WITH SIMULGREEN 18-2HEATED WATER PHASE36% distilled water10% aloe vera extract or liquid10% chamomile hydrosol3% … Read morePrepare your body for winter: Baobab & babassu body butter with Simulgreen 18-2 (part two)
Yeah, as a former English major, I love a good alliteration, but these are some of my favourite ingredients with one of my favourite new emulsifiers, Simulgreen 18-2. I made a huge batch last year for our itchy winter skin, and I’ve made so many versions of it since then as I love it so much. … Read morePrepare your body for winter: Baobab & babassu body butter with Simulgreen 18-2 (part one)
This is a big announcement but…this is my job now. I know, right? Terrifying, but necessary. As much as I loved my job as a family counsellor, I was done. The events over the last eighteen months – (in chronological order, not by importance) being bumped from my job into a part time position, losing … Read moreHuge news that will affect the blog!
Yesterday, we made some suggestions for gifts you could give to your favourite crafter. I can’t believe I forgot all about mixers! Click here for another post on ideas for presents! When it comes to hand mixers, I like to have one that has loads of attachments. When I’m teaching at Voyageur Soap & Candle, we … Read morePresent ideas for crafters – mixers!
Everyone I know tells me it’s hard to shop for me as I make everything I want, so I thought I’d share a list of things you could buy for the bath & body crafter in your world. I wrote about this topic a few years ago, and thought I’d update it for 2017. Please … Read moreChristmas present ideas for the crafters in your world – stuff for your workshop
In the September Patreon Q&A, Sally asked: How can i make a shower gel concentrate? I want to be able I want to make a large batch using some sci which takes a long time to melt, then dilute and add a different fragrance when I want say 300 mls of product. Do I just … Read moreQuestion from Patreon: How can I make a shower gel concentrate?