Weekday Wonderings: Did my oil turn my lovely body butter brown?

I’m slowly working my way through the comments you’ve left me over the last few months, and I’ll be posting those I think would appeal to a larger audience over the next little while. If you have a question, please comment on a relevant post, regardless of how old it might be, and I’ll do...

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Newbie Tuesday on Friday: Using botanical extracts in your facial cleansers (part three)

As we saw in yesterday’s post and Tuesday’s post, we can use all kinds of lovely botanical extracts to take our facial cleansers from great to mega-super-lovely-awesome! If you followed the shopping list for this series, you would have purchased rosemary and chamomile for oily skin, chamomile and green tea for normal skin, and chamomile...

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Newbie Tuesday on Thursday: Using botanical extracts in your facial cleansers (part two)

Let’s take a look at including some of those extracts about which I wrote yesterday in our cleanser recipes! You can modify any recipe you wish to include them: I’m using the one we modified on Tuesday with the aloe vera. If I wanted to create something for oily skin, my first thoughts are always...

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Weekday Wonderings: How to use powdered extracts?

In this post, Creating a toner, Susan asks: To my question, which may seem obvious, but I just want to make sure. When you list a % for a botanical extract, such as chamomile or green tea extract, is that in the powdered form, before it is hydrated? So this recipe for toner would be 0.5%...

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Weekend Wonderings: Using extracts?

In this post, McKenzie asks: I hadn’t looked at many fruit extracts for my recipes before, but was recently intrigued by banana extract and a few other powdered yellow extracts that were described as pale yellow creamy powders by my supplier. The creamy texture and color with the obvious gaggle of benefits of each made...

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