Meadofoam seed oil: Why is it so stable?

WHY IS MEADOWFOAM SEED OIL SO STABLE AND WHY DOES IT HELP OTHERS BECOME MORE STABLE?The picture to your left is of the conjugated linoleic acid molecule. You can see there’s a difference between the eicosenoic acid bonds and the conjugated linoleic acid bonds. So what does this mean? From this post on conjugated linoleic…...

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Happy Movember!

Happy Movember, everyone! What’s Movember? “Movember encourages men to join the movement by growing a moustache for the 30-days of November. After REGISTERING on Movember.com, these generous Mo Bros start the month clean-shaven, then grow and groom their Mo (slang for moustache), asking friends and family to donate to their efforts. With their new moustaches,…...

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Meadowfoam seed oil

I’ve finally had a chance to play with meadowfoam seed oil and I’m really enjoying it, so let’s take a look at this exciting oil before we do some formulating with it. Meadowfoam flowers are found on Vancouver Island in Canada and northern California and southern Oregon, which makes it a local product for me!…...

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Weekend Wonderings: Some thoughts on lotion making processes and recipes

I’m off to teach another class at Voyageur Soap & Candle this morning on hair care products, so I don’t have a lot of time to write, but I thought I’d share few thoughts about lotion making arising from e-mails and comments I’ve seen this week. Add the water that evaporated back to your container…...

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A few thoughts for the day on homemade deodorant with baking soda…

If you make homemade deodorant and it bothers you, stop using it. You aren’t doing something wrong. This product is very alkaline and can bother a huge portion of the people using it. I say this after reading through quite a few pages about making and using homemade deodorant with huge amounts of alkaline baking…...

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