Zoom workshop on Sunday, August 9th at 11 am PDT – Botanical extracts – meeting link, password, and formula handout

Join me tomorrow for a live Zoom workshop in which we’ll be taking a look some of my favourite powdered, water soluble, and oil soluble extracts, like white willow bark, grapeseed, green tea, carob seed, bamboo, and so many more, then we’ll create a conditioner and a foaming facial product that we can customize to...

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Summer products: 10 minute summer lotion with ViscOptima SE, part three – botanical extracts

Welcome back to this series, Let’s make and modify products for summer! In the first part of this modification of the 10 minute strawberry & honey parfait with ViscOptima SE, we added some humectants, allantoin as an occlusive, and altered the oils a little bit. I shared our base formula with some modifications, which we’ll build...

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Summer products: 10 minute summer lotion with ViscOptima SE, part two – hydrosols, floral waters & fruit essences

Welcome back to this series, Let’s make and modify products for summer! In the first part of this modification of the 10 minute strawberry & honey parfait with ViscOptima SE, we added some humectants, allantoin as an occlusive, and altered the oils a little bit. I shared our base formula with some modifications, which we’ll build...

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#alltheingredients: Chia seed extract (water soluble)

Let’s meet a lovely water soluble extract, chia seed extract – INCI: Glycerin (and) Water (and) Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed (and) Sodium Benzoate (and) Potassium Sorbate – I’ll be using in my classes at Windy Point Soap Making Supplies! Chia seed extract – Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed – is used as a great anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory,...

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Formulating a soothing botanical anti-itch spray for a very dry winter!

I live in a pretty humid part of the world – about 100 km east of Vancouver, B.C. – but there are a few weeks every year where it gets so dry, I swear I lose 10 pounds in water weight! We have two humidifiers going around the clock right now, but my skin definitely...

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