Q&A: What’s the best storage option for shampoo and conditioner bars?

Deanne asked in the Q&A post,  Hi Susan! Just wondering what’s the best storage option for shampoo and conditioner bars? An air tight container or out in the open air? I am just curious because I make several bars at a time and have just been storing them on a table! Thank you so much. Great...

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Packaging! Everything you wanted to know about measuring caps for bottles and jars!

In the recent Zoom workshop about mixers, Liz mentioned in the chat, I would love a post on how to decipher the bottle/jar lid size code, and how to figure out what lids to buy for my vintage glass bottles/jars. Great idea! Thank you for the suggestion! As a note, I have a section in...

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Foamer bottles: How do they work? How to best dilute cleansers? And a bunch of formulas for these bottles

I love foamer bottles so much! They make it possible to make foamy, bubbly, lathery™ products without having to thicken them, which is a joy when you get into working with surfactants hat are a pain in the bum to thicken without doing all kinds of work. Let’s take a moment to see what these...

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Q&A: Can we re-use plastic containers? Can we re-use tins?

In the August Q&A, Stephanie asked, This might be the stupidest question ever, but can I re-use PET containers or metal tins? I’m brand new at this and right now I’m just creating for myself. So when I run out of something, rather than throw the container away and buy a new one, I’d much...

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Tips & techniques: How to use a foamer bottle with diluted soap or surfactants

Someone shared this video from Aromatics International with me of someone showing you how to use a foamer bottle with liquid soap, and I thought maybe I could share some of my thoughts and a formula for diluting castille soap in one of these containers. Foam pump or foamer bottles were designed to create more foam...

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