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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