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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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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Zoom workshop this weekend – Shampoo bars!

Join me this Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 11 am PDT (Vancouver time) for a shampoo bar making workshop! We’ll be making two shampoo bars – one warm process, one cold process – and along the way, we’ll be talking about how to make modifications, use that cool purple dye, add and remove ingredients, create…...

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Q&A: Using vinegar in shampoo bars? Can we store surfactants and actives in the fridge? Substituting powdered surfactants in shampoo bars? Thickening aloe vera with Xanthan Gum?

I thought I’d answer a few quick questions in this post! If you’re a $5 or higher subscriber, visit the monthly Q&A to share your thoughts! USING VINEGAR IN SHAMPOO BARS? I’ve had someone ask me about why someone would be using vinegar in a shampoo bar and the short answer is that they’re using…...

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Shampoo bars: Please don’t use 100x or 200x aloe vera powder in them!

A woman wrote to me the other day to say her shampoo bars were soft and sticky. I asked her to tell me her exact formula, and it was identical to one of mine with one huge exception – she added 1% concentrated aloe vera powder, either 100x or 200x. Since then, I’ve read of…...

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