Raspberry oil!

I’m a big fan of being local – shopping at local stores, using local ingredients, supporting local crafters – and I was so excited to see raspberry oil on sale at some of our suppliers! I live in the Fraser Valley, and we’re known for our berries – raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, and others – and...

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I’m still around, just really busy!

As is normal in my world, I’ve taken on more than I can handle and am having trouble getting posts written for the blog. I’m working in the facial products e-book, and this is taking up all my writing time. Plus, I need a good day or two in the workshop to try out some...

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Reading ingredient lists: The 1% or miscellaneous category

I thought it’d be interesting to take a look at ingredient lists again for a moment to get an idea of where the miscellaneous category begins. When we’re analyzing an ingredient list, it helps to know where the 1% section of the list comes in so we can figure out where they have used small amounts...

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Weekend Wonderings: It’s not easy being green…

I’ve seen quite a few comments and e-mails recently from people asking about making products with greener ingredients, like this one from Lucy: I STILL (!) haven’t been able to make a shampoo with greenish ingredients that doesn’t irritate my scalp. Tried the taurates/ isethionate but when I tried decyl & coco betaine…not cleansing enough…help..what can...

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Weekend Wonderings: How do I research ingredients and make decisions about what ingredients to use?

In this post, Newbie links, Shawna asks: Is there a post on how/why you started making your own beauty products? If not I was just curious as to what started your journey. Just because… or did you want control over the ingredients in your skin care? I’ve noticed that you include some ingredients that are included in...

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