Discussion: Looking for your feedback on what information I include in posts and formulations!

I’ve realized that as I share new series on the site – for instance, the sensory characteristic series, the combining emollients series, the new shelf life series – the size and number of posts required to share formulas and ingredients with you are growing as I want to incorporate as much information as I can...

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Shelf life of our products: Creating, packaging, storing, and using products with longer shelf lives – a luscious emulsified body butter (part two)

I do love a good emulsified body butter, a lovely thick, gooey, emollient lotion that goes on smoothly on my skin without being too greasy but still leaves behind an occlusive layer that lets me know my skin is being moisturized and hydrated. One of my favourites this year was this occlusive & protective body...

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Shelf life of our products: Creating, packaging, storing, and using products with longer shelf lives – an anhydrous body butter (part one)

In this post, let’s look at an anhydrous, whipped body butter that we could make as a decadent moisturizer along with the principles of shelf life, packaging, and using anti-oxidants! These are simple formulas with few ingredients, and the shelf life is mostly about the oils and butters we choose. I thought we could take...

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Getting ready to sell or gift products by year end? A few ideas and suppliers!

It might surprise you, but the August is the busiest time of the year for our suppliers as everyone stocks up for markets or to make soap that has to cure for weeks before giving or selling it at Christmas. If you’re thinking about making products for upcoming holidays, you might want to consider making...

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$10 subscribers! Check out this coupon for Voyageur Soap & Candle!

You know how much I love Voyageur Soap & Candle in Surrey, B.C., as it’s not only an awesome place to shop, but it’s my home base for classes. You can’t use the discount for those, but you can use it on everything else! I’m so excited about these candles I’ve been making with soy...

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