Hey $10 subscribers! The May 2020 e-zine is out – Surfactants: Body washes & shower gels!

Every month, I start off on the first choosing the e-zine. Sometimes, I start it completely from scratch; other times, I find something I started writing in a previous month and add to it. This month, I chose one of my favourite topics – making body washes/shower gels! – and started writing. I scoured through…...

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Join us on Sunday, February 23rd for another cosmetic chemistry coffee klatch!

Are you ready for another cosmetic chemistry coffee klatch? Come join us on Sunday, February 23rd from noon to 3 pm at Decades Coffee Club in Chilliwack for an afternoon of hanging out and talking formulating, sharing ideas, and having a laugh with people who love creating things as much as you do! It’s about…...

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Disclaimer: A few words about links, my relationships with suppliers, and other relevant things

When I mention a company or provide you with a link to a shop, I’m doing it so you know where to get ingredients or to help you on your search for cool stuff. You will never find affiliate links, ads, or sponsored posts on this blog. If I say I like something, you know…...

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Happy National Sense of Smell Day!

My lovely colleague and future columnist for the blog, the amazing Ginger of Neos Skin Care, brought to my attention that it’s National Sense of Smell Day! (Click to see her Facebook page!) I’m always a huge fan of Yuzu or white chocolate from Voyageur Soap & Candle Company, and blood orange & goji and…...

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We’re in Manchester eating crisps and Cadbury bars…

Thank goodness I had my little carry on stash of travel essentials with me in our flight to Manchester via Amsterdam! Lip balm, hand lotion, body lotion, peppermint cooling spray, and more hand & body lotion: I can’t tell you how exhausted I am after two flights and a stop over on no sleep and…...

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Discussion: Suggestions for making a hot process dish soap?

In the February Q&A, Robin asked: I want to make a dish soap, one that cleans, degreases, has bubbles, smells good, and can be created using oils and can be done hot process. I have created many batches and still haven’t found my go to recipe. I want simple, that as I am working on…...

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It’s time for another round of “What the hell is this?”

Let’s play your favourite game and mine – What the hell is this? The rules are simple: Try to figure out what this is by reading the ingredient list and the “featured properties” information. Here’s the ingredient list! Filtered Water, Coconut Oil, Aloe Vera, Dead Sea salt, Acadian Sea Kelp, Citric Acid, Plant Glycerin •…...

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Visit Unicorn Chemist’s page to learn more about shea butter-coconut oil grains!

We were discussing the other day why an anhydrous product – I think it was a lip balm? – might end up with grains, and Unicorn Chemist, an expert on anhydrous products, is sharing her knowledge and microscopic slides with us today on her page. Definitely check it as it’s incredibly interesting! Don’t forget to…...

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So…wanna see our free online course?

You know how you’re always saying I should do an online course? Well, we kinda did. Jane of Making Skincare, Perry of Chemists’ Corner, and me, of this page – obviously – teamed up to bring you a free, online course as an introduction to cosmetic formulating! ?? To enroll in the free online course,…...

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Potential duplication for Puritan’s Pride Hair Thickener & Conditioner (part one)

In the October 2018 duplicating post, Lisa asked about Puritan’s Pride Panthenol Hair Thickener and Conditioner. Let’s take a look at this to see what it’s all about! Add New Body to Lifeless Hair! Pamper your hair with Puritan’s Pride Hair Thickener & Conditioner. After continuous use, your hair will have more body, feel stronger, and look…...

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