Have you ever searched the internet for cosmetic formulas? A search turns up more variations than you can try in a year, perhaps more. The question is, of course, are they good? Will they provide the results you hope for? Are they well researched and written? Unfortunately, an alarming number call for measured ingredients, in … Continue reading Best Practices in Measuring
I was shopping with my elderly mom recently. She was pushing the cart, and like most women, she placed her purse in the seat. She frequently left her purse unattended in the cart as she shopped. I finally mentioned to her that she was opening herself up to theft by not hanging on to her … Continue reading How to Stop a Thief
If one tool could be credited for revolutionizing soapmaking, it is the stick blender. It is a hero of soap and lotion makers the world over. Also called an immersion or hand blender, these tools speed up the process and ensure thorough mixing. In lotion, they assure a stable emulsion Many types of stick blenders … Continue reading The Stick Blender, Hero of Soap and Lotion Makers
Essential and fragrance oils can wreak havoc on cold process soap. Find out how to minimize or avoid problems.
What is Natural? When it comes to natural, we might think, “Natural, you know, from nature. I know it when I see it.” Pressed for a definition, we might say that the substance is based on plant matter or is found in nature and minimally processed. That sounds reasonable, does it not? Each of us … Continue reading I Know Natural When I See it