A few points of interest about all this new blog and site stuff…

Thanks for visiting the new blog! I hope you’re enjoying it! Thanks for your patience as we figure out what we’ll be moving here and how we’ll do it. It’s not just moving the post – we have to make sure all the links work, and such – so it’s a work in progress. (See … Read moreA few points of interest about all this new blog and site stuff…

Case study: Drake Apothecary and marketing claims

An article popped up on January 24th in one of the Facebook groups I frequent. “‘Why are all natural products illegal?’ Bolton business owner ‘outraged’ over recall,” the headline blared, and I had to read more. “Bolton business owner Michelle Marino says she is ‘outraged’ after having to pull an all-natural alternative to your average … Read moreCase study: Drake Apothecary and marketing claims

Discussion: Have you had a product morph over time?

I’m trying to do some writing for the blog and e-zine, and I thought I’d share this picture of various thickeners I’ve been trying with all kinds of surfactants, including Miracare Soft 313 (from Lotioncrafter). I started these experiments in the summer, but I need to watch what I make for months and months as … Read moreDiscussion: Have you had a product morph over time?

Formula: Enjoy Valentine’s Day with a massage oil in a rollerball bottle

I love the love so much, I wanted to share with you this massage oil that’s super easy to make and can be customized to include what’s in your workshop! You could put this in a bottle with a treatment pump or another cap, but I like to make these in roller bottles to make … Read moreFormula: Enjoy Valentine’s Day with a massage oil in a rollerball bottle

Various & sundry things: Moisturizing for baldy heads, link to article, and the freezing point of urine

I am so bored lying here on the couch on my heating pad as my back pain continues. I went for an epidural on Saturday and have a second scheduled for this upcoming Saturday, but it’s still too painful to stand for more than a few minutes or sit for a while. I have another … Read moreVarious & sundry things: Moisturizing for baldy heads, link to article, and the freezing point of urine

It’s all about the surfactants!

I’ve been having a blast playing with all kinds of surfactants and thickeners over the last 18 months, and I’m getting ready to share them with you shortly. In the meantime, check out these new posts on the new blog about surfactants! Using powdered surfactants like SCI or SLSa in liquid products Separation in surfactant … Read moreIt’s all about the surfactants!