I’m presenting at the Conference for the Canadian Guild of Soapmakers, Chandlers, and Cosmetic Makers!

Woo! This is going to be fun! I’ve been asked to run two workshops at this year’s 1st Annual Conference for the Canadian Guild of Soapmakers, Chandlers, and Cosmetic Makers the weekend of October 16th to 18th in Banff, Alberta! I’ll be running two workshops sponsored by Voyageur Soap & Candle – lotion making and...

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Weekend Wonderings: How to heat proof a whipped butter?

It’s been a weird week! I’ve been sick for most of the week with some kind of stomach/digestive ailment, which has left me in bed feeling very grumpy. Today is Rated T for Teen video game club with the kids, then tonight we’re going to see Nightwish in Vancouver, and we’ll stay in town until...

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Fatty acids: What’s up with them? Part three

Let’s continue our look at Erika’s question about fatty acids from this post…Then, I look at other fatty acids in each of the oils and additional confusion sets in, with the function, or mechanism of other fatty acids contained in those oils.Another example, coconut oil. It contains a lot of lauric acid (47.5%) But, so...

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Fatty acids: What’s up with them? Part two

Yesterday we took a look at a question Erika posted in the fatty acids post on the blog. Let’s take a look at more of that fantastic question! Then, I look at fatty acid profiles of oils high in oleic acid I find…olive oil (78%) high oleic sunflower oil (74%)hazelnut oil (66 to 85%) avocado oil (75...

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Fatty acids: What’s up with them? Part one

Erika asked a very good and very long question in this post, fatty acids, and I thought I’d do my best to try to answer it. I’m breaking it up into smaller bites so I can try to cover it all over the next few days… I’m so confused!! I’m going in circles and about...

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