“I want to make XYZ product, but I want a good recipe because I don’t want to waste ingredients.” “What is the right wick for this container and this wax? I only make batches of 80 and don’t have time to test.” How many makers welcome the hours and hours and money spent on ingredients … Continue reading Product Testing: Five Tips to do it Better
Is it Time to Upgrade?
When you began your adventure making bath and body products or candles and melts, you probably purchased basic, essential equipment. Perhaps you purchased secondhand, borrowed from the kitchen or improvised. Packaging was handmade, purchased locally or whatever suited the need and appealed to your senses. It was all well and good and time spent was … Continue reading Is it Time to Upgrade?
Why Weigh Soap and Cosmetic Ingredients?
Have you ever searched the internet for cosmetic formulas? A search for nearly any product turns up more variations than we can try in a year, perhaps more. The question is, of course, are they good? Will they provide the results we hope for? Are they well researched and written? Although many factors determine a … Continue reading Why Weigh Soap and Cosmetic Ingredients?
What is the Difference Between a Cosmetic and a Drug?
We love the products we make. We love them so much that we want to share with our friends and family. Some eventually decide to sell to the public, and that is where the trouble often starts.
I Don’t Want to Waste Ingredients
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