Where to start learning how to create your own products, and a download for $3+ subscribers

It seems like a lot of you want to learn how to formulate your own products, which is awesome! This is why we created the Beginners! Start here section of the blog, which is filled with everything you need to know to start making your own stuff, including lotions, body butters, conditioners, and so so … Read more

Q&A: How do companies use niacinamide and glycolic acid in the same product?

In the September Q&A, Charlette asked this epic question: Hello Susan! Can you clear up a little dilemma? I have read that Niacinamide is NOT effective in formulas unless the pH is around 6. I also have read that Glycolic Acid is absolutely useless in formulas if the pH is over 4. Here’s my confusion:...

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Hey $10 subscribers! The September e-zine is here!

I love teaching classes, and I thought I’d share with you an assortment of formulas I taught at Windy Point Soap Making Supplies in Calgary, Alberta, over 10 days in September 2019. You’ll find formulas for all sorts in here – including a foaming facial cleanser, body wash, bi-phasic make-up remover, micellar water, cold process...

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Q&A quickies: Conditioner thinning out as it cools? Using powdered surfactants in liquid products? Pressed vs heated shampoo bars?

In the September Q&A, Jenny asked: Hi Susan!! I have a question that I hope you can help me with. I have formulated a hair conditioner that I love with adaptations from your formula but when I make it sometimes (most times and even with precise measurements) after heating and holding and combining the ingredients together...

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