Heat-proofing your whipped butters! (Summer 2020 version)

This question comes up a lot in the warmer months – how can I heat-proof my anhydrous whipped body butters? – and there are a few different things you can do to keep them from liquifying in the annoying and completely unnecessary season we call summer. It’s hard to keep our anhydrous (without water) whipped...

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Zoom workshop for Sunday, July 19th: Solubility – meeting link, password, and formula handout

Join me for an all-new Zoom workshop this Sunday, July 19th at 11 am (PDT, Vancouver time) on solubility! Understanding what mixes with what is so vital to understanding how to create your own products and identify terrible recipes in the wild. We’ll investigate how our ingredients dissolve in water or oil as we make...

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And now, another installment of “for the love of God, please don’t make this!” Coloured lip balms

So 5 minutes crafts decided they would share this video, “5 colourful crayon ideas”. The one that made me scream so loud I startled the dog is number four. Spoiler alert if you don’t want to watch the video: Don’t make lip balms from crayons. Video on Facebook. Making lip balms are actually pretty simple...

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Simple esters: Creating lip balms with esters (part three) – testing the jars

So far in this series we created a formula for a lip balm in which we can try different simple, solid esters, colours, and flavours, and then we created that formula and tested the lip balm in tubes. Today, let’s see how they perform in jars! Reviewing the lip balm in jars!  These jars contain...

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Simple esters: Creating lip balms with esters (part two) – testing the tubes

If you want to catch up on this simple ester series, click here for the last post that has all the links to the previous parts!  Yesterday, we created a formula for a lip balm in which we can try different simple, solid esters, colours, and flavours. Today, let’s make that formula and see what...

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