Hey $10 subscribers! June’s e-zine is here – The Big Book of Conditioners!

Sorry for taking so long to share this, but when you see how huge it is, you’ll understand why!  This month’s e-zine is The Big Book of Conditioners! Over 27,000 words and 82 pages, with profiles of 27+ conditioners with many sample formulas and a huge section on creating and modifying base formulas!  My goal in…...

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Hey $10 subscribers! The April 2020 e-zine is out – Learning to Formulate: Combining oils, butters, and other emollients

Sorry this e-zine is so late. Every time I thought I was done, I thought of something else I wanted to include, and had to spend a few days re-writing it! Thank you for your patience! One of the biggest changes I’ve made over the last five years is the analysis of sensory characteristics of…...

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Hey $10 subscribers! The March 2020 e-zine is out! Check out 10 minute lotions, part two!

Wow, it’s been a whirlwind month, and I appreciate your patience so much. As you may have seen, we left for England March 5 and had planned go to In Cosmetics in Barcelona for March 31 to April 2, but then the apocalypse happened, and I spent much of my so-called holiday trying to get…...

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Hey $10 subscribers! The January 2020 e-zine is out! Check out Rheology Modifiers: Gels, Gels, Gels

Thanks so much for your patience as I finished up this super lengthy e-zine this month. I’ve been working on this e-zine series since last year, and there was just so much I wanted to share with you! Yeah, I said that last month, but it’s true! I’ve been working on this series forever!  Wow,…...

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Hey $10 subscribers! The December 2019 e-zine is out! Check out Rheology Modifiers: Hydrocolloids

Thanks so much for your patience as I finished up this super lengthy e-zine this month. I’ve been working on this e-zine series since last year, and there was just so much I wanted to share with you!  Oh wow! 25,902 words and 74 pages long, this e-zine is all about hydrocolloids, natural and modified…...

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Hey $10 subscribers! The July e-zine is here! 10 minute lotions!

I’m super excited to present to you my newest e-zine, 10 minute lotions! Yep, you heard me right! In this e-zine, we’ll be learning how to use five different cold emulsifiers to create moisturizers, butters, creams, and lotions is less time than it takes you to gather up your ingredients! As well, I’ve included two…...

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Hey $10 subscribers! Please enjoy this $15 coupon in lieu of the new e-zine

Are you sure we’re in June? The month felt shorter than February, which is why we’re offering you a $15 coupon for the shop in lieu of a new e-zine. I have a number of them on which I’ve been working as well as two series for the blog, but the end of the month…...

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Hey May 2019 $10 subscribers: The May 2019 e-zine is here!

I’ve been obsessed with ways to describe the sensory experiences we have with our ingredients, and with summer upon us, I wanted to share how to make products with a cooling, fresh kick and a watery quick break.  Both of these terms come from a more minimalist point-of-view about skin care, less about occlusion and…...

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Hey April 2019 $10 subscribers: The April 2019 e-zine is here!

It’s here! It’s not easy being green, part two: Silicone substitutes is here! This almost 13,000 word e-zine is all about using silicone substitutes in place of ingredients like cyclomethicone and Dimethicone in your lotions, creams, and hair care products to make them more naturally compliant. We’re taking a look at using ingredients like Naturderm…...

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Hey March 2019 $10 subscribers: The March 2019 e-zine is here!

It’s finally here! 55 pages and 16,785 words later, we have an e-zine, It’s not easy being green, part one, in which we’re creating cleansing grains, foaming facial cleansers, micellar waters, hydrating toners that we can use as gels, targeted treatments, and scrubs, as well as GLITTER GEL using certified green, biodegradable, and environmentally friendly ingredients  That’s…...

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