Q&A: Glitters! So many questions about shiny things!

In the October Q&A, Stephanie asked: My question is: What’s the deal with pressed glitters? I keep seeing them pop-up on Instagram, I’ve seen them in Sephora and there are a lot of DIY You Tube videos for making your own. The reason I ask, is my daughter tried one while we were at Sephora...

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Originally on Patreon: How can we adapt our formulas to be more natural? Gelling agents and gums

Yesterday, we started a series taking a look at how we can make adapations to our products to use more natural, green, biodegradable, and certified ingredients. Today, let’s look at gelling agents. When it comes to making more natural products, I find there are three huge areas where it’s hard to find natural ingredients… 1....

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A few notes on this series about making gelled toners from my classes…

I hope you’re enjoying the series I’ve been sharing about making gelled toners. I thought I had scheduled posts for Thursday and Friday, but I guess I hit “save draft” instead of “publish”. I’ve shared those with you today… From my classes: Gelled toner becomes sheet mask (Thursday) All the ingredients! Vita Burst Beads (Friday) Experiments...

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Experiments in the workshop: Adding Vita Burst Beads to our products – gels

We’ve spent the week having some fun with this gelled toner I taught at the first ever spa products class day at Windy Point Soap Making Supplies in Calgary, Alberta, back in November. On Monday, I shared with you a gelled toner we made for normal to oily skin types. On Tuesday, we took a look at...

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Members’ Q&A: Using different weights of hyaluronic acid? How to use sodium carbomer powder?

In the April Q&A, Sarah asked: I bought some sodium carbomer (powder, from Lotioncrafter) because I don’t yet have a pH meter, and liked the idea of something I didn’t need to neutralize. I have found one instance of you using Sodium Carbormer, in your recipe for cream-gel in your Cosmeceuticals vol. 2 e-zine; you recommend...

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