Testing the pH of stuff at Windy Point Soap!

We had much fun playing with our new pH meters in the pH & preservative class at Windy Point Soap Making Supplies in Calgary last night! Michele and I popped into the local Lush to buy a few products for testing as we’ve always been curious about the pH of some of their products. We…...

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I’m like a kid in a candy store at Windy Point Soap Making Supplies: Creating a chia seed & honey lotion using Polawax

We’ve been having great fun working with cold emulsifiers during my classes at Windy Point Soap Making Supplies in Calgary this week! (We have five more classes to go – pH & preservatives, eco lotion making, intermediate lotion making, facial products, and premium facial products this week and weekend!) But I thought I’d share one…...

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#alltheingredients: Chia seed extract (water soluble)

Let’s meet a lovely water soluble extract, chia seed extract – INCI: Glycerin (and) Water (and) Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed (and) Sodium Benzoate (and) Potassium Sorbate – I’ll be using in my classes at Windy Point Soap Making Supplies! Chia seed extract – Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed – is used as a great anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory,…...

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My classes at Windy Point Soap Making Supplies starting this weekend and a fun new formula!

We’re leaving tomorrow for ten fun-filled day of classes at Windy Point Soap Making Supplies, and hanging out with my Calgary friends, Michele, Keith, and Jenna! Yay! While I’m away, I’ll be sharing all kinds of formulas we’ll be making along with information on ingredients, experiments, and all the great stuff we’re doing out there!…...

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#alltheingredients: Quinoa extract (water soluble)

Let’s meet another awesome extract I’ll be using in my classes at Windy Point Soap Making Supplies this weekend and the next, quinoa extract (water soluble), INCI: Glycerin (and) Water (and) Chenopodium Quinoa Seed Extract (and) Sodium Benzoate (and) Potassium Sorbate This ingredient has all kinds of neat properties – including working as an anti-oxidant, film…...

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#alltheingredients: Manuka honey extract (humectant)

I’ve been playing with Manuka honey extract – INCI: Honey extract (and) butylene glycol – for the last few years, but I haven’t shared the ingredient write up anywhere but the Shiny Things, volume 2 e-zine. Let’s take a look a few minutes to learn more about this awesome humectant and skin conditioner! Honey is…...

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#alltheingredients: Sodium phytate (chelating ingredient)

Jen from Lotioncrafter was kind enough to send me some sodium phytate to play with over the summer.  Sodium phytate is a water soluble chelating ingredient we can add to our products at 0.05% to 0.5% to bind with metal ions to keep the ingredients from reacting with them. These metal ions can precipitate in…...

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#alltheingredients: Euxyl K 703 (INCI:Phenoxyethanol (and) Benzoic Acid (and) Dehydroacetic Acid)

As we meet the preservatives in the Euxyl series, this PDF might come in handy… Euxyl K 703 (INCI:Phenoxyethanol (and) Benzoic Acid (and) Dehydroacetic Acid) is considered a replacement for Optiphen ND, which has the same INCI. (Optiphen ND) It’s a broad spectrum preservative that we can add at 0.4% to 1.2% to the cool down…...

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$10 subscribers – check out this coupon from Windy Point Soap Making Supplies!

Are we lucky or what? Once again this month, Windy Point Soap Making Supplies in Calgary is offering you, my lovely readers, a coupon code to get all kinds of wonderful things for less! Want a few ideas on what you can buy there? If you’re interested in making the 10 minute lotions with cold emulsifiers I…...

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