Celebrate Hallowe’en with pumpkin spice latte lotion!

I’m in bed sick with what I think might be the flu, so let’s celebrate Hallowe’en with a blast from the past! Happy National Coffee Day! Celebrate with coffee butter! Happy National Coffee Day! Celebrate with a whipped vanilla latte coffee butter! Mmm…pumpkin spice latte lotion! Pumpkin spice latte lotion with Penstia powder if you…...

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Hey $10 subscribers! The October e-zine is ready. Check out Scents of the Season!

It’s Autumn! Time for all those rich, spicy fragrances and essential oils to fill your home with feelings of coziness and warmth. Learn to make soy candles with wooden wicks, room and linen sprays, solid perfumes, and unicorn dust powdered bubble bath, incorporating the scents of the season.  To honour the awesomeness that is candy…...

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Let’s take a look at conditioning hair masks! Increasing the viscosity of my epic rinse-off conditioner (part one)

In this post – Let’s take a look at conditioning hair masks! Part one – Sephora’s hair sleeping mask collection! – I asked if you wanted me to write up a version of my rinse-off EPIC hair conditioner that included 3% cetearyl alcohol, which would be thicker,  and you said yes! So let’s do that now!…...

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Q&A quickies: Why do we have to allow the product to cool before packaging?

Why do we always say to package your product when it’s reached room temperature? Because we don’t want all that condensation in the bottle or the cap, which can happen when the product is even slightly warm. Before you know it, you have mold and other nasty things growing in the cap that’ll end up…...

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Let’s take a look at conditioning hair masks! Part four – creating a coconut & argan oil overnight hair mask

We’ve been taking a look at conditioning hair masks over the last few days. We started by analyzing Sephora’s hair sleeping mask, rose smoothing and anti-frizz version. Then, we analyzed Moroccanoil’s version in depth, and took a look at a few others very briefly. Then, we looked at the conditioning emulsifiers we might use along with some…...

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#alltheingredients: Azelaic Acid

In the October Q&A post, Chelsea asked, Hey swift – I am super interested in azelaic acid and some in general information about it. I made sure to to check via the search first and didn’t produce results; though I hope I didnt accidentally miss this ingredient info on the blog. Thank you much for…...

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Let’s take a look at conditioning hair masks! Part three – creating a formula!

We’ve been taking a look at conditioning hair masks over the last few days. Two days ago, we analyzed Sephora’s hair sleeping mask, rose smoothing and anti-frizz version; yesterday, we analyzed Moroccanoil’s version in depth, and took a look at a few others very briefly. Each of these contains water; a positively charged or cationic…...

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Q&A quickie: When adding a preservative to a lotion master batch, do I add enough preservative to include the FO/EO?

In this post – Back to basics: Making your first lotion! – Leona asked, When adding preservative to a lotion master batch, do I add enough preservative to include the FO/EO? When figuring out how much preservative to use, we want to take into account all the ingredients in the formula. This means the water, aloe…...

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Let’s take a look at conditioning hair masks! Part two – MOROCCANOIL Restorative Hair Mask

Yesterday, we took a look at the Sephora hair sleeping mask conditioners. Today, let’s take a look at another one – MOROCCANOIL Restorative Hair Mask. ($53 Can for 250 ml/8 ounces at Sephora online.) The suggested usage is… “Apply a generous amount to towel-dried hair and comb through. Leave on for five to seven minutes and rinse thoroughly. Follow…...

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