A few administrative things: Deleting comments

There have been some allegations made that I delete comments on my blog. The case is that yes, I have. (Shock and horror! Gasps and fainting!) The reasons I might delete a comment are threefold… 1. If it is anonymous. I’ve made it clear repeatedly that I don’t like anonymous comments. If you could at...

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Making a water in silicone serum with Lotioncrafter Serum SE

I love silicones! I think they are the silkiest feeling ingredients we can find, so I’ve always wanted to make a silicone serum like the No 7 one my mom uses or the Oil of Olay one my bestie likes so much. I found this ingredient at Lotioncrafter – Lotioncrafter Serum SE* – and thought...

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Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence…(updated)

Wow! The number of people visiting my blog has gone up by 10% over the last few days. I think you’re all here about the challenge Dr Dunn has put forth to soapmakers and the preceding discussion. (This discussion happened on the old blog and I don’t think it’s of any value to bring over...

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A few random things for a lovely February morning…

I wanted to remind you how easy it is to make your own wax tarts (a la Scentsy’s products)!  We just made them – and candles – with the kids in craft group, and it was great fun! You can get a little burner that uses a candle at your local big box retailer or dollar store...

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Kevin Dunn has an interesting challenge for all you liquid soap makers! (updated)

As you all know I don’t make handmade soap, but I buy it and I’m fascinated by the chemistry of it. After a lengthy discussion that happened in this post, I wrote to Kevin Dunn of Scientific Soapmaking to ask him a question, and he responded! Kevin Dunn has put forth this challenge. (To learn...

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