#alltheingredients: Ximenia seed oil (INCI: Ximenia Americana Seed Oil) – emollient, natural oil

I was gifted this really cool ximenia seed oil (INCI: Ximenia Americana Seed Oil) by Valerie of Simply Ingredients after a lovely afternoon we spent on her Instagram Live talking about our favourite ingredients. Ximenia seed oil (INCI: Ximenia Americana Seed Oil) is an oil derived from the sour plum fruit, also known as “monkey...

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$3 subscribers and up: Ingredient substitution ideas?

Because we’re coming up on the busy season for our suppliers and because we’re seeing shortages of ingredients around the world for basics, like sodium cocoyl isethionate (SCI) – ethoxylated surfactant – and emulsifiers, I thought I’d start a new monthly page for potential substitution of ingredients where you can share your comments, questions, and...

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Welcome to September 2021 (short)

Welcome to September! I’m taking one more day away from the keyboard, devices, and paper so my hands and arms can heal just a little more from the ongoing muscle spasms and such. In the meantime, I’m looking longingly at this awesome box of goodies from Lotioncrafter and planning all the awesome things I’m going … Read more

$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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