Controversy: Are hydrogenated oils bad for your skin? Part three – “26 seconds for something to absorb into your skin”

On Monday, we took a look at hydrogenation, whether it can turn an oil into a trans fat, some naturally occurring trans fats, and, finally, if hydrogenated thingies are bad for our skin, and on Tuesday, we took a look at the molecular structure of oils and plastics. Today, let’s move on to the second … Read more

Controversy: Are hydrogenated oils bad for your skin? Part two – the molecular structure of hydrogenated oils

Yesterday, we took a look at hydrogenation, whether it can turn an oil into a trans fat, some naturally occurring trans fats, and, finally, if hydrogenated thingies are bad for our skin. Today, let’s take a look at the molecular structure of oils and plastics. Let’s recall the paragraph that started this tirade…I mean, chemistry … Read more

Controversy: Are hydrogenated oils bad for your skin? Part one – hydrogenation

Yesterday, I mentioned there’s this thing going around now that hydrogenated butters are bad for your skin, so I thought I’d take a look at the claims that are being made about this… I needed to know exactly what’s being said about them, so I did a search, and found this page – Maty’s Are … Read more

Non-subscribers and $1, $3, and $5 subscribers! Check out the new e-zine – My favourite class formulas: Men’s products!

PLEASE NOTE: If you’re a $10 subscriber and want to download the coupon for the e-zine, please visit this post to obtain your coupon code. That is the only place you can find the coupon code.  This month, I’m sharing with you my favourite class formulas especially designed for the menfolk who might have beards, … Read more

Where can we find some great chemistry or formulating related media like podcasts, books, videos, Facebook groups, or pages? 

My trip to teach at Windy Point Soap Supplies in Calgary in November was so amazing! While there, Jenna asked about podcast ideas, which she also posted in the November Q&A! Does anyone have beauty chemistry podcast suggestions? I like the beauty brains, but I want maor! Can’t read while I’m working so any listening … Read more

Non-subscribers and $1, $3, and $5 subscribers! Check out the new e-zine – My favourite class formulas: Hair care products

PLEASE NOTE: If you’re a $10 subscriber and want to download the coupon for the e-zine, please visit this post to obtain your coupon code.  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 … Read more