The conference is almost here!

We’re leaving tomorrow for the American Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetics Guild’s conference in Las Vegas where I’ll be recording some video lessons and leading a workshop on facial moisturizers kindly sponsored by Lotioncrafter. (Woo! Jen is so awesome!) If you want to follow our adventures, please “like” or “follow” my Facebook page Swiftcraftymonkey or check...

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The new e-zine is out for Patreon subscribers…

Hi everyone! Hope you’re enjoying a lovely spring filled with flowers and bird calls no matter where you are in the world. The e-zine I’m offering to $10.00 subscribers to my Patreon page this month is part one of a few on cosmeceuticals in facial products. It won’t be available outside of Patreon, and it’s...

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I’m teaching at Windy Point Soap Making!

I’m so excited to announce I’ve been invited to teach at Windy Point Soap Making’s grand opening of their new store in Calgary, Alberta, over the Victoria Day long weekend (May 20th & 21st)! We should have more news shortly, but keep watching this page and their Facebook page for more information on classes and registration!...

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Subscriber exclusive: Duplicating L’Occitane Cleansing and Softening Shower Oil with Almond Oil

Earlier this year, Angie asked if we could try duplicating this L’Occitane Cleansing and Softening Oil with Almond Oil *. Sure! Let’s try!The first thing I do when looking at duplicating a product is to look at the complete ingredient list: Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Dicaprylyl...

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They aren’t mistakes: They’re salty, gummy, tasty learning opportunities

Every day I see posts and messages from those of you who are scared to try something because you might waste supplies or make an unsuccessful product. To you I say this: Get in the workshop and try making something! You will learn nothing until you have the experience of holding the ingredients in your...

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