test post for the followers

This post is just a test for our WordPress.com followers to see how much of the post they can see in a Subscriber exclusive post. In fact you will find this first paragraph is about 73 words long and should stretch the limits of any summaries of this page. If you start seeing latin then…...

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Don’t cancel Patreon here

To ensure subscribers get access to the same exclusive content there are membership levels at $1, $3, $5, and $10 which you can purchase directly here on the blog. These were made to correspond to the levels on Patreon. With Patreon & the Patreon plugin becoming so unreliable there are similar membership levels on the…...

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Still working on Memberships

I am still working on transitioning the site to work with Membersips instead of the Patreon plugin. Users will be able to  buy memberships directly from the site with the same benefits as they would with Patreon (minus the Patreon site). Or users can remain with Patreon and will be given a free Membership of…...

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Testing Membership

This is just to testing out the membership plugin. Just a bit of this is visible to tantilise you but the rest of if won’t be visible until you have a subscription.   And wow you should see the stuff below, it is tremendous. I can’t believe we are publishing such things…. You are not...

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File Linking Test

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Soap cupcakes with icing

I love cupcakes – well, if you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you’ll know I’m a foodie – and I do love bath and body products that look like food. I’m preparing for a melt & pour class in Yarrow (and in Chilliwack in September), so I thought I’d take the opportunity…...

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Question of the week: What interests you?

Although I’m having a wonderful time creating in the workshop and researching various ingredients, what interests you? Curious about cationics? Mad about mineral make up fillers? Serious about surfactants? (Okay, I’ll stop with the alliterations…) Do you have general questions about your creations? How to make them more moisturizing? How to make them more conditioning?…...

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Packaging: Non-container options and labelling (updated)

I like products that don’t need a container! Shampoo and conditioner bars, lotion bars, bath bombs – I can find cute ways to dress them up and it’s not going to cost me a fortune! I have a small problem when I walk into Essential Packaging in Surrey – even though I have no idea…...

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Shampoo & conditioner bars: Additional information!

After seeing a post on the Dish, I realized I had failed to include preservatives in the shampoo and conditioner bar posts (click here for shampoo, click here for conditioner, and click here for the solid shaving bar). When you are including things like hydrolyzed proteins, you need to preserve because the bars are going…...

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Foamer bottles: Facial Cleanser (part 2) (updated)

I found yesterday’s foamy bottle recipe a bit too much for my skin – it felt great at the time, but it made my skin a little oilier during the day. If you strip too much oil from your skin, it will rebel and produce more! If I’d used my toner afterwards, I’m sure it…...

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