From my classes: Handmade Christmas – bath salts

As I’ve been sharing formulas from my classes on the blog this month, I thought it’d be fun to share some last minute gift ideas here, like these super simple and elegant bath salts we made in my Handmade Christmas class at Voyageur Soap & Candle last week and this. Okay, I have to stop…...

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If you wanted to get a formulator a present: Things for measuring

I know it’s hard to buy presents for crafters as it’s hard to know what specific and awesome ingredients we want, so I thought I’d share a few ideas then ask you for your suggestions to make life easier for those who might be buying us gifts for birthdays, Christmas, and other holidays. This post…...

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Discussion: What’re you making or would like to make to give as presents?

I can’t believe it’s only 39 days until Christmas, my favourite time of year! I love making and giving handmade gifts all year ’round, but I particularly love the fragrances that remind us of winter, cuddling up under blankets drinking hot chocolate with tiny marshmallows! Last year’s basket contained vanilla mint bubble bath, a lovely…...

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Present ideas for crafters – mixers!

Yesterday, we made some suggestions for gifts you could give to your favourite crafter. I can’t believe I forgot all about mixers! Click here for another post on ideas for presents!  When it comes to hand mixers, I like to have one that has loads of attachments. When I’m teaching at Voyageur Soap & Candle, we…...

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Christmas present ideas for the crafters in your world – stuff for your workshop

Everyone I know tells me it’s hard to shop for me as I make everything I want, so I thought I’d share a list of things you could buy for the bath & body crafter in your world. I wrote about this topic a few years ago, and thought I’d update it for 2017. Please…...

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas: Whipped butters

Is it? It’s not even Hallowe’en yet! But for us crafty types, we need to start planning early! If you’re a soaper, your busy season started in August to allow for cure times. For the rest of us, if we’re ordering ingredients on-line, we should be awaiting our packages as I write. If you don’t…...

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It’s that time of year again! DIY presents – lotion bars

Christmas and Hannukah are almost here, and if you’re looking to make some awesome gifts for your loved ones, join me over the next week for loads of ideas. LOTION BARSYou can get the ingredients for these little lovelies at your local health food store if you can’t get to a supplier or get things…...

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Presents for crafters: Mixing and measuring

I know it’s only a few weeks until Christmas and Hannukah (and my birthday, hint hint), so I thought I’d share some ideas for presents you could get for bath & body crafters or yourself. (I encourage you to look at this post on presents for crafters from 2014 as I have many more ideas there…...

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Twenty-six days until Christmas? Wow!

Making and giving handmade presents for the holidays is an awesome way to show someone you care about them. That you’ve taken the time to consider what product they might like, what fragrances they love or hate, and how they might use them. With that in mind, here are a few considerations when you’re making…...

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A few thoughts for a wet and rainy Wednesday

We’re being battered by rain storms here on the West Coast, so it’s a good time to get indoors and into the workshop! If you want to make a really luxurious product for your friends this holiday season, you can’t go wrong with a whipped butter. They’re super easy to make and look gorgeous! I…...

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