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 new e-zine is here! Learning to formulate: Creating less greasy lotions

Since I’m calling this Learn to Formulate February, it only seemed appropriate that we should continue this theme into the e-zine for the month by learning to formulate less greasy lotions! I’m sharing all kinds of information on how to alter these formulas by using different oils and butters. The stats? 42 pages, 13,385 words, and 20 formulas…...

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$10 subscribers! The new e-zine is here! My favourite class formulas: Hair care products

I love making pretty much everything, but I really love making and teaching hair care products. I remember the joy of making something awesome that made my oily hair finally feel clean, and I love sharing that with my students and readers of the blog! This e-zine includes formulas for a customizable shampoo bar, two…...

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Hey $10 subscribers! The new e-zine is here! My favourite class formulas

You asked, I’m sharing! Here are some of my favourite formulas from my classes! Some are fairly straightforward and great for beginners; others are more complicated and suitable for those who want to take their formulating to the next level. We use all kinds of butters, oils, silicone substitutes, emulsifiers, surfactants, and more. I’ve even…...

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Hey $10 subscribers! The new e-zine – Surfactants: Making Foaming Facial Cleansers – is here! 

Every month I say the e-zine’ll be smaller, and every month I’m wrong. This month’s e-zine – Surfactants: Making Foaming Facial Cleansers – is 55 pages, 16,346 words, and 22 formulas long! I hope you love this topic as much as I do! I’ve created formulas for different skin types, and included tons of information so…...

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First single formula issue of Adventures in Cosmetic Chemistry – One shampoo bar, four ways.

This is the first single formula issue of Adventures in Cosmetic Chemistry – One shampoo bar, four ways. In this edition, we’re using sodium cocoyl isethionate (SCI) and SLSa along with a few different liquid surfactants, proteins, conditioning ingredients, and humectants to create pH balanced shampoo bars, then modify them to become clarifying, moisturizing, conditioning, and…...

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Hey $10 subscribers! The June 2018 e-zine is here!

So you know how I said I was trying to make the e-zines smaller. Yeah, well, I was wrong. This month’s e-zine is more than 83 pages with chart after chart for every surfactant I’ve ever used, and more information thickeners than you ever wanted to know along with loads of science and fun about…...

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