Hey $10 subscribers! The November 2019 e-zine is out! Check out Shiny things, volume 3: Ingredients that distracted me!

It’s been a wonderful year of adding new ingredients to my workshop, and in this e-zine, I’m sharing my process and base formulas for trying new ingredients in warm and cold lotions, hair conditioners, moisturizers, and more, and playing with five new ingredients – tamanu oil, cloudberry seed oil, Iselux Ultra mild surfactant blend, a…...

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Hey $10 subscribers! The October e-zine is ready. Check out Scents of the Season!

It’s Autumn! Time for all those rich, spicy fragrances and essential oils to fill your home with feelings of coziness and warmth. Learn to make soy candles with wooden wicks, room and linen sprays, solid perfumes, and unicorn dust powdered bubble bath, incorporating the scents of the season.  To honour the awesomeness that is candy…...

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Hey $10 subscribers! The September e-zine is here!

I love teaching classes, and I thought I’d share with you an assortment of formulas I taught at Windy Point Soap Making Supplies in Calgary, Alberta, over 10 days in September 2019. You’ll find formulas for all sorts in here – including a foaming facial cleanser, body wash, bi-phasic make-up remover, micellar water, cold process…...

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Hey April 2019 $10 subscribers: The April 2019 e-zine is here!

It’s here! It’s not easy being green, part two: Silicone substitutes is here! This almost 13,000 word e-zine is all about using silicone substitutes in place of ingredients like cyclomethicone and Dimethicone in your lotions, creams, and hair care products to make them more naturally compliant. We’re taking a look at using ingredients like Naturderm…...

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Hey $10 subscribers! The new e-zine is here!

Check out this month’s new e-zine – Mineral make-up & colour cosmetics! I’ve been dying to share my mineral make-up formulas with you for quite some time, and we’ve finally put together my favourite formulas for pressed eye shadows, loose eye shadows, glitter gel, translucent finishing powder, and nail polish as well as formulas for…...

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Membership FAQ update: You receive the e-zine for the month for which you subscribed, not all the e-zines I’ve written

Thank you so much for subscribing to the blog! I have to clarify a few things about being a $10 member as people aren’t noticing where we’re shared it in three different places. Being a $10 subscriber won’t get you access to every e-zine I’ve ever produced. If you think about it for a moment, it … Read more

Hey non-$10 subscribers and non-subscribers! The new e-zine – Surfactants: Formulating guidelines & liquid thickeners – is here! 

Check out this month’s new e-zine – Surfactants: Part three, formulating guidelines & liquid thickeners! Almost 20,000 words and 65 pages long, I’ve shared with you formulating guidelines, starter formulas, and more than 26 formulas for such products as bubble bath, body wash, and shampoo along with comparison charts for some of our liquid thickeners, … Read more

Hey $10 subscribers! The new e-zine – Surfactants: Formulating guidelines & liquid thickeners – is here! 

Check out this month’s new e-zine – Surfactants: Part three, formulating guidelines & liquid thickeners! Almost 20,000 words and 65 pages long, I’ve shared with you formulating guidelines, starter formulas, and more than 26 formulas for products such as bubble bath, body wash, and shampoo along with comparison charts for some of our liquid thickeners,…...

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Hey $10 subscribers! The new e-zine – Surfactants: Making Foaming Facial Cleansers – is here! 

Every month I say the e-zine’ll be smaller, and every month I’m wrong. This month’s e-zine – Surfactants: Making Foaming Facial Cleansers – is 55 pages, 16,346 words, and 22 formulas long! I hope you love this topic as much as I do! I’ve created formulas for different skin types, and included tons of information so…...

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For my subscribers $3 and up, here’s a discount code for my new e-book, Shampoo bars you will love

I’ve just released a special issue of Adventures in Cosmetic Chemistry: Shampoo Bars You Will Love: Creating pH balanced bars. This is not this month’s e-zine; this is a special one I decided to write in light of all the shampoo bar formulas I’m seeing lately that aren’t pH balanced. The write up: This new,…...

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