Formulating fun: A short guide about what I consider my signature combination of ingredients!

If you’ve been around this site long enough or have read a few of my e-books, you’ll have noticed my signature combination of ingredients* popping up all over the place, in everything from conditioners to lotions to toners and anything else containing water. It goes a little like this – 3% glycerin, 3% propanediol 1,3,...

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Tips & techniques: How do I keep track of what I wanted to do with ingredients I’ve ordered?

How do I keep track of my ingredients between ordering and receiving? How do I remember what I was going to make with them and actually use them in my workshop? Here’s my process! When I order ingredients from a company, I take screen shots of my order, then print them out and put them...

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Tips & techniques: A few notes on the importance of process, following instructions, and measuring temperatures! (Updated June 2022)

I’ve written a lengthier post that you can find here – The formula is only the start: The process is everything! – that I’d like to draw your attention to in this post. I can’t stress this enough – if you’re following my formula, you must follow my process and instructions for making it. Failure to...

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Writing well! It’s and its!

Learning to write well is one of the most important skills for marketing your business, creating awesome blurbs or descriptions for marketing materials and websites, generating amazing social media posts, and communicating with your clients about what you have to offer. One of the easiest ways to elevate your writing is to master little things,...

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Specific gravity: How you can use it to figure out how much you’re spending on ingredients! (Updated with downloadable Excel spread sheet!)

I thought I’d share a little more on the idea of specific gravity and how we can use it for our products. I shared a series on specific gravity in January 2022, so if you’d like more information, definitely check out these posts… Let’s talk about specific gravity (relative density or specific density) – part...

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