These are a few of my favourites things! Morning routine

I started thinking about the products I use every day when Lise asked me about my preferences, so I thought I would share my daily routine. What I use changes by season, weather, and whim, so this is what I’m loving on January 31st, a generally very wet time in south west BC. (I’m still...

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A few thoughts for Monday!

I’ve been fighting this flu all week and it hit me again today. Sorry for the short post!  The facial cleanser/scrub recipes I’ve been posting lately are gentle enough to use very day, but a lot of skin types cannot handle every day exfoliation. Therefore, although I consider the surfactant based cleansers gentle enough for...

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A few non-bath & body related things for a lazy, dog dangling Sunday morning!

Hi to members of Pinterest! I really appreciate all the pinning you’ve been doing about this blog, and I’m suitably impressed by your choices of blog posts. I can’t believe how many of you have been posting about the need for preservatives. (It feels like we’re finally winning that battle!) Thanks so much for sharing...

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Question: What’s my favourite facial cleanser recipe?

In this post, Lise asked: Thanks for this series on cleansers which has me all curious about your own preferred face cleanser. I ask because I have personally never had any real success using surfactant based face cleansers. (not sure if it’s sensitivity or just a dislike of the feeling of soap on my face). I...

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Question: Are the preservatives found in our ingredients enough to preserve the product?

I see people asking if they need to include a preservative in their product when they are using ingredients that already contain preservatives, and the short answer is yes. The long answer is also yes with an explanation. Let’s say you want to make this toner (from this post on dry skin toners). How much...

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