Zoom workshop for Sunday, July 19th: Solubility – meeting link, password, and formula handout

Join me for an all-new Zoom workshop this Sunday, July 19th at 11 am (PDT, Vancouver time) on solubility! Understanding what mixes with what is so vital to understanding how to create your own products and identify terrible recipes in the wild. We’ll investigate how our ingredients dissolve in water or oil as we make…...

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Updates around the blog for July 7th and beyond: Zoom workshops, Discord chats, and Newbie Tuesday chat times.

Hi everyone! I hope you’re all hale, hearty, and happy this second week of July! It’s a bit chilly around here, which makes me so unbelievably happy as I’m really not one for the sun and warmth. I thought I’d share some of the things happening around here and update the schedules for Discord chats … Read more

Questions from the recent Zoom workshop on shampoo bars: More questions!

I’m still going through the chat log for the shampoo bar workshop we held on Sunday, June 14th, 2020 trying to answer the questions I might not have addressed. In today’s post, we’ll review a few general questions about the process of making shampoo bars! Ever wonder why it takes me so long to answer questions? I’ve…...

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Zoom workshop: Conditioners – meeting link, password, and formula handout

I thought this photo of all the empty containers for conditioners I was testing was a fun way to introduce this topic. I do have posts for all those formulas on the blog somewhere! Happy Saturday! Sorry for the lateness in sharing this, but this is where you find everything you need to join our…...

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Questions from the recent Zoom workshop on shampoo bars: Adding other ingredients, including purple dyes, botanical extracts, and keratin

I’m still going through the chat log for the shampoo bar workshop we held on Sunday, June 14th, 2020 trying to answer the questions I might not have addressed. In today’s post, we’ll take a look at adding all kinds of other ingredients to our bars. Wow, this should have been a book! I’m over 7,000 words…...

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Questions from the recent Zoom workshop on shampoo bars: Adding emollients

I’m still going through the chat log for the shampoo bar workshop we held on Sunday, June 14th, 2020 trying to answer the questions I might not have addressed. In today’s post, we’ll take a look at adding emollients and other moisturizers. Links for the entire series… In part one, we took a look at how to substitute…...

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Questions from the recent Zoom workshop on shampoo bars: Adding conditioners to bars

Thanks for joining me today! In this post, we’ll be taking a look at the questions you had about the pH of the shampoo bars we made in the Zoom workshop on June 14th, 2020. I’ve been going through the chat you were having – which was awesome! – and trying to answer the questions…...

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Questions from the recent Zoom workshop on shampoo bars: pH, pH testing & pH meters

Thanks for joining me today. In this post, we’ll be taking a look at the questions you had about the pH of the shampoo bars we made in the Zoom workshop on June 14th, 2020. I’ve been going through the chat you were having – which was awesome! – and trying to answer the questions…...

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Questions from the recent Zoom workshop on shampoo bars: Substituting surfactants

I’m not a good multitasker at the best of times – if you haven’t noticed, I’m just a little bit ADHD, and I found it even harder to do more than one thing at a time during last week’s Zoom workshop on shampoo bars because I was so excited to share this with you, so…...

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