The new e-book is here – Shampoo bars you will love: Creating pH balanced bars

I’ve been working on this feverishly for weeks, but it’s finally ready: My new e-book, Shampoo bars you will love: Creating pH balanced bars! The write up: This new, special edition of Adventures in Cosmetic Chemistry delves into how to make pH balanced shampoo bars using liquid and powdered surfactants, and all kinds of other…...

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If you’ve purchased an e-book or e-zine, when will you get it?

Please note, if you have donated for e-books or purchased an e-zine, I send them out Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm Pacific Standard Time, except for Canadian holidays, via e-mail as an attachment. If you’ve purchased or donated outside of those times, I will send your materials to you by e-mail on…...

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Links to my e-books

Someone asked if I could post a link to all my e-books. (The permanent link is in the right hand side column of the blog.) As you know, all the proceeds from these e-books go to our youth programs, collectively called Rated T for Teen. The pictures you see here are from our recent groups…....

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When you order an e-book…

…I send it out as soon as I can. I have to do it by e-mail, which means i need to be awake and near a computer/smartphone/tablet to send it out, but I generally get it out within an hour or two. Sooner if I’m actually looking at said device, a bit longer if I’m…...

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The facial products e-book is done!

The facial products e-book is done! Woo! It’s 399 pages long – over 160,000 words! – and has more recipes than I can count for moisturizers, toners, cleansers of all types, scrubs, eye gels, facial sera, and more, as well as entries for extracts, preservatives, surfactants, cosmeceuticals, emulsifiers, thickeners, anti-oxidants, and essential oils, with a…...

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Please share your thoughts about the upcoming facial products e-book!

IT’S HERE! Check out this post to learn more about how to donate to get a copy of this e-book!  I’ve been working for a while on the new facial products e-book, and the delay is that I’m not sure what you want to see. It’s not as easy to write as the lotion making…...

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Woo! Brambleberry is carrying my e-books!

How fabulous is that? If you want to take a peek, you can find the Back to Basics e-book here, the Lotion Making 101 e-book here, and the Formulating Lotions & Creams e-book here. I’m so excited! Woo! Just so you know, every penny I raise from any source offering the e-books – Lotioncrafter, Voyageur…...

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Sponsored by readers like you: Beaded snowflakes!

We’re not just about the cosmetic chemistry around here – we’re also about the beading. Last night my Chilliwack craft group created gorgeous Christmas jewellery, including these lovely beaded snowflakes! As you know, our youth programs are sponsored by readers like you. When you contribute to our groups by buying the Formulating & Creating Lotions…...

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Formulating and creating lotions: The new e-book is here!

Thank you to everyone who offered their suggestions about the new e-book! It’s finally here – Formulating and Creating Lotions! I’ve designed this to be a second level lotion making e-book with information for those of us are experienced at making lotions and wanting to start formulating our own emulsified products from scratch. I have…...

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Sponsored by readers like you – chocolate making!

Valentine’s Day will soon be upon us, and the best way I know of to tell someone you love them is with loads of chocolate. So why not make your own? It’s easy to make chocolate bark – get something you want to add to the chocolate, like cinnamon hearts, almonds, macadamia nuts and coconut,…...

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