Downloadable worksheet: Working out how much water to use when we add something new to a formula!

As we’ll be working a lot with adding ingredients over this summer series and as this is a skill you definitely want to know to become a better formulator to modify or create your own formulas, I thought we should take another look at how to modify a formula when you add watery ingredients. I…...

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Overhead mixers & magnetic stirrers – our live Zoom meeting Sunday, May 17th at 11 am (PDT)

Join me on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 11 am PDT (Vancouver, Canada time) for our meeting about overhead mixers and magnetic stirrers! We’ll be creating a body wash using xanthan gum and a face serum using Sepinov EMT 10 as I demonstrate how to use these devices. As a note, as of Saturday, I…...

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Download: Formulas from Voyageur Soap & Candle’s grand opening on September 22, 2018

As I mentioned yesterday, I presented at Voyageur Soap & Candle’s grand opening at their new store in Surrey! So many of you came down to say “hi”, and I can finally put some faces to the names I see around here! Thank you so much for joining me yesterday to talk about formulating while…...

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Video & download: Making conditioners (from Facebook Live)

I’m so happy to share this video with you I did as a Facebook Live demonstration for the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild on December 27th, 2017. It’s unedited and runs 80 minutes, but I think it’s chock full of interesting information about hair care products as well as a demo on making conditioners and me staring…...

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Subscriber exclusive: Quick note for anyone trying the initial recipe for the Liz Earle duplication

If you like Lotionpro 165 (aka Simulsol 165) , try using it in this recipe for the Liz Earle duplication . It’ll create a lighter feeling lotion like the one I made with Simulgreen 18-2. Use it at 4% in the heated oil phase: You don’t need to make any changes other than that.As a…...

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