Q&A: Do some conditioners really benefit your hair by leaving the conditioner on longer? What’s the right pH for hair care products? Can we use Eversmooth LC-HC01 in a conditioner bar? And am I writing an e-book on conditioner bars?

In the September Q&A, SuZanBare asked, Do some conditioners really benefit your hair by leaving the conditioner on longer? The short answer is there really isn’t a benefit when it comes to conditioning, but there may be when it comes to oils. From this post, How much conditioner should we use and how long should we...

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Q&A: Let’s talk about how the colour of ingredients can affect hair or skin colour!

In the same post, Alexandrea asked, I am really interested in how the ingredients in a product can affect skin or hair colour. For example a purple shampoo to take out the bronze colour in blonde hair, or the GRADUAL tanning lotions give you colour over a period of time. I am a new subscriber this...

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Q&A: Wondering about the use of lye/sodium hydroxide in lotion or cream formulas? 

In September Q&A post, tessarex asked, I’m wondering about the use of lye/sodium hydroxide in lotion/cream formulas. I’m curious because I’ve got a friend using Vicco’s Turmeric Cream, which lists its ingredient as – Active Ingredients: Turmeric 16%, Sandalwood oil .5% Cream Base: Stearic acid, Sorbitol, Methyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, Sodium Hydroxide, Water. It’s probably not...

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Q&A: A seaweed capsule in a commercial product? (And some stuff on Vita Burst Beads)

In the September Q&A post, Nelly asked, I’m so excited that I finally have a chance to ask you a question, because I gotta admit, all the questions that I generally have by some kind of magic are answered in your blog. Sometimes I feel like you’re a mindreader. Thank you so much for your hard...

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Hey $10 subscribers! The new e-zine is here!

Check out this month’s new e-zine – Mineral make-up & colour cosmetics! I’ve been dying to share my mineral make-up formulas with you for quite some time, and we’ve finally put together my favourite formulas for pressed eye shadows, loose eye shadows, glitter gel, translucent finishing powder, and nail polish as well as formulas for...

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The most frequently asked question this month: What can I use instead of panthenol?

Over the last few months, the most frequently asked question has been, “What can I use instead of panthenol?” And my most frequently answered answer is always, “What are you making?” Substitutions need to be considered in light of the product, other Ingredients, and function of the substitution. Related post: Let’s talk about substitutions In...

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What should I make with all this lime butter?

So, I’m a bit of an idiot. I was ordering a few things from New Directions Aromatics, and didn’t want to incur their “small order” fee ($100 is not small!) so I threw some lime butter into my basket. And when it came, it turns out I bought a kilogram of it! Thank goodness it...

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