Hey $10 subscribers! The new e-zine is here! Learning to formulate: Creating less greasy lotions

Since I’m calling this Learn to Formulate February, it only seemed appropriate that we should continue this theme into the e-zine for the month by learning to formulate less greasy lotions! I’m sharing all kinds of information on how to alter these formulas by using different oils and butters. The stats? 42 pages, 13,385 words, and 20 formulas…...

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$10 subscribers! The new e-zine is here! My favourite class formulas: Hair care products

I love making pretty much everything, but I really love making and teaching hair care products. I remember the joy of making something awesome that made my oily hair finally feel clean, and I love sharing that with my students and readers of the blog! This e-zine includes formulas for a customizable shampoo bar, two…...

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Hey $10 subscribers! The new e-zine is here! My favourite class formulas

You asked, I’m sharing! Here are some of my favourite formulas from my classes! Some are fairly straightforward and great for beginners; others are more complicated and suitable for those who want to take their formulating to the next level. We use all kinds of butters, oils, silicone substitutes, emulsifiers, surfactants, and more. I’ve even…...

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Hey $10 subscribers! The new e-zine – Surfactants: Making Foaming Facial Cleansers – is here! 

Every month I say the e-zine’ll be smaller, and every month I’m wrong. This month’s e-zine – Surfactants: Making Foaming Facial Cleansers – is 55 pages, 16,346 words, and 22 formulas long! I hope you love this topic as much as I do! I’ve created formulas for different skin types, and included tons of information so…...

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First single formula issue of Adventures in Cosmetic Chemistry – One shampoo bar, four ways.

This is the first single formula issue of Adventures in Cosmetic Chemistry – One shampoo bar, four ways. In this edition, we’re using sodium cocoyl isethionate (SCI) and SLSa along with a few different liquid surfactants, proteins, conditioning ingredients, and humectants to create pH balanced shampoo bars, then modify them to become clarifying, moisturizing, conditioning, and…...

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Hey $10 subscribers! The June 2018 e-zine is here!

So you know how I said I was trying to make the e-zines smaller. Yeah, well, I was wrong. This month’s e-zine is more than 83 pages with chart after chart for every surfactant I’ve ever used, and more information thickeners than you ever wanted to know along with loads of science and fun about…...

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Hey, non $10 subscribers and non-subscribers – the May e-zine is here!

If you’re a $10 subscriber, click now to see the post intended for you!  If you’re interested, check out the May 2018 e-zine, Beyond Emulsifying Wax, part two: Modifications and Substitutions! In part two of the Beyond Emulsifying Wax series, we take a look at how substitute emulsifiers in old formulas, modifying the base formulas, and…...

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Hey, $10 subscribers! The May e-zine is here!

If you’re a subscriber for the month of May 2018, here’s the May 2018 e-zine, Beyond Emulsifying Wax, part two: Modifications and Substitutions! You may notice something different in that there are two versions of this e-zine – an epub version in a zip file and an PDF. The ePub version will work for iBooks and…...

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$10 members – the e-zine is here!

My best friend pointed out to me that “writing has always been healing and therapy” for me, which might explain why this month’s e-zine is a whopping 70 pages. (If this were a novel, my almost 27,000 words would be something like 125 pages.) I started writing and writing and writing, and stopped when I…...

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New e-zine: Emollients you will love! (plus oil & butter comparison charts)

Do you love oils? Sure, we all do! That’s why I wrote this e-zine about more of my favourite oils and butters! Join me for some fun learning about and formulating with ingredients like cupuacu butter, sal butter, pear seed oil, watermelon seed oil, plum kernel oil, and more! Accompanying this e-zine are my comparison…...

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