Newbie Tuesday on Tuesday: Adding aloe vera to your facial cleanser

Adding aloe vera can take your facial cleanser from great to freakin’ awesome, so let’s take a look at why we might include this ingredient to a facial cleanser! For this series, I encouraged you to get aloe vera liquid. I generally add 10% of this wonderfui liquid to act as a film former, emollient,...

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Newbie Tuesday on Monday: Modifying the facial cleanser even further with hydrolyzed proteins

I’m so glad you’re enjoying the facial cleansers you’ve made (original recipe, then the modified recipe can be found in those links)! So let’s add a few more things to the mix! As I modify recipes, I ask myself a few questions…What’s the goal of this product?What will I be using after this recipe on...

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Weekday Wonderings: Can we add carrier oils to cleansers?

In this post, Why the heck did I buy this and what can I do with it Wednesday: Sea kelp extract, Carmit80 asks: For foaming cleansers I see you don’t add any carrier oils as an emollient. Would this be possible or even effective? Would l we then need to add the emulsifiers? Thanks! There...

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Classes, lively debates, and more…

Thank you to you all for your lovely thoughts, wishes, and prayers for my little family. Your kindness has brought us much solace in a really horrible time. I’m teaching a few new classes at Voyageur Soap & Candle this fall. We’re adding another bath time fun class (related to the bath time fun e-zine,...

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I’m taking a few days off line…

I am taking a few days off as my little Blondie dog died today and my mom is back in hospital. I don’t know how to stop crying, and I need time to feel the pain and work through it. My mom is home from the hospital, but still quite weak. I’m so glad she’s...

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