Blah blo: New classes at Voyageur & Soap Candle, e-mail notifications, links to articles, and nickel

We’ve figured out the schedule for classes at Voyageur over the summer, which includes intro to hair care, intro to lotion making, eco facial care, eco skin care, and our new classes, luxe facial care and a bunch for youth, including mineral make-up, fun with fragrances, and bath time fun. COOL CHEMISTRY INFOGRAPHICS I always…...

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Certifying natural & organic products: COSMOS

On Friday, April 12th, we took a look at The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil certification. On Saturday, April 13th, we took a look at at the ideas of “derived from”, minimally processed, and the use of sustainable resources. On Sunday, April 14th, we took a look at how easy it might be to be green…....

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Discussion: “Is it natural?” Clean beauty

On Friday, April 12th, we took a look at The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil certification. On Saturday, April 13th, we took a look at at the ideas of “derived from”, minimally processed, and the use of sustainable resources. On Sunday, April 14th, we took a look at how easy it might be to be green…....

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Discussion: “Is it natural?” Vegan, “inside out”, and non-GMO

On Friday, April 12th, we took a look at The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil certification. On Saturday, April 13th, we took a look at at the ideas of “derived from”, minimally processed, and the use of sustainable resources. Yesterday, on April 14th, we took a look at how easy it might be to be green…....

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Discussion: “Is it natural?” It’s not easy being green…

On Friday, April 12th, we took a look at The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil certification. Yesterday, on April 13th, we took a look at at the ideas of “derived from”, minimally processed, and the use of sustainable resources. Today, let’s take a look at a few concepts we hear all the time about creating more…...

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Discussion: “Is it natural?” Derivation, processes, and sustainability

Yesterday, we took a look at The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil certification. Today, let’s take a look at a few concepts we hear all the time about creating more natural products.  “Is it natural?” I’m asked this question every single day about ingredients and formulas, and there’s no easy answer. There’s no definition of…...

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#alltheingredients: TKB Thickening clay – part 6, Garamite 7308-XR

Thanks for joining me for yet another part of this series on how to use TKB Trading’s Thickening Clay (INCI: Quaternium-90 Sepiolite (and) Quaternium-90 Montmorillonite) as part of the Tarte Frxxxtion Exfoliating Stick potential duplication. Here are my previous attempts that didn’t work… #alltheingredients: Thickening clay (part one) #alltheingredients: Thickening clay, part two – my first…...

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#alltheingredients: TKB Thickening clay – part five, versions 3 & 4

I’m doing my best to work with this new ingredient, TKB Trading’s Thickening Clay (INCI: Quaternium-90 Sepiolite (and) Quaternium-90 Montmorillonite). So far I’ve tried a few suggestions and formulas from TKB Trading that didn’t work out so well, and a formula that I tried mixing with high shear and with a toothpick. All of these attempts…...

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Subscribers’ Exclusive: Introduction to chemistry course! 

I’m so excited to share with you the new course I’ve created exclusively for the subscribers of this blog! Click here to learn more about the new introduction to chemistry course! Let’s start at the beginning by learning about atoms, ions, and molecules, and by the end of unit 8, you’ll have the basics down!…...

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#alltheingredients: TKB Thickening clay – part four, version 2

I’m doing my best to work with this new ingredient, TKB Trading’s Thickening Clay (INCI: Quaternium-90 Sepiolite (and) Quaternium-90 Montmorillonite). So far I tried a few suggestions and formulas from TKB Trading that didn’t work out so well, and yesterday, I tried a formula I found online, which separated over time. VERSION 2 It was…...

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