What’s your favourite summer fragrance?

It’s just about summer time (well, in the Northern Hemisphere anyway) and a young woman’s thoughts turn to what fragrances she should choose for her seasonal products! I’m a foodie, and I generally use things like Cream Cheese Frosting and Oatmeal, Milk & Honey (reminds me of marzipan), but in the summer months I switch…...

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Blast from the past: Summer product ideas

We had our first taste of summer ’round these parts this week, so I thought I’d resurrect a few posts dealing with product creation for the warmer months! A FEW THOUGHTS ON SUMMER MUST-HAVE PRODUCTS! (Originally from this post!)If you’re travelling, you’ll want to make a few bars for easier packing! I never leave the…...

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Blast from the past: Photoaging

PHOTOAGED SKIN (original post found here!) How do we define aging skin? It is skin that has… dermal and epidermal atrophy (sagging, wrinkling, coarseness) reduction in amount of collagen hyperkeratosis (thickening of the stratum corneum) reduced number of melanocytes, Langerhans cells, and fibroblasts shortening of the telomeres on our chromosomes reduction in sebum production What…...

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Blast from the past: Sunscreens

Since my week isn’t getting any less busy and I won’t have time to write any really original posts, do any experimenting in the workshop, or enjoy some research, I thought I’d do a week of blast from the past posts, those posts that you might not have seen because they’re so far back on…...

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Revisited: Summer time product ideas with esters!

We’re breaking records in the Fraser Valley with temperatures up to 32˚C, and I’m cranky. (Lest you doubt it’s hot, we’re breaking records from the 1930’s!) I don’t like the summer temperatures unless I’m camping or at the lake, so I need to find things to make the summer just a little bit less annoying…....

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Summer must have products

It really doesn’t feel like we’re only three weeks away from summer here in southwestern B.C. – we’re getting rained on constantly, the temperature is in the mid-teens ˚C, and we’re still waiting for strawberry season – but I can still prepare for the horrible heat…I mean, loveliness…of summer. So I thought I’d put together…...

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