Monthly Archives: September 2009


I have more Cyclomethicone Testing results for you. Today, I tested Bay Rum, Christmas Tree, Blowing Bubbles, Apple Jack, Apricot Freesia, Autumn Afternoon, Angel (type), Amber Romance (type), Brown Sugar & Spice, and Bayberry Fragrance Oils. Blowing Bubbles and Brown Sugar & Spice Fragrance Oils were not compatible as the fragrance remained in beads and did [...]

Cyclomethicone Testing, Part 3


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Pouring some glycerin into the mortar.Adding the pigment.Back in May, nordagirl asked a question on the Starting With Color post. “Is there any reason you couldn’t use this same process with the dropper bottles to mix oxides or ultramarines with glycerine? If it makes any difference, I’m making CP soap only at this point.” Using the [...]

Mulling Pigments


Soap in the mold.
Thursday, I made three batches of soap with colors for making a confetti soap. Today, I’m going to grate and chop those batches to show you the difference between pieces and then use the pieces to make two separate batches of confetti soap. Collect needed supplies: Soap we made on Thursday Hydrogenated Soybean Oil Coconut Oil Olive Oil Fragrance Oil of [...]

Confetti Soap, Part 2



My three soaps after finishing the last batch. 3
My three soaps after finishing the last batch.I love playing with confetti, but I absolutely hate cleaning it up. Why not make a cold process Confetti Soap that embodies the joy of playing with confetti while keeping the mess to a minimum? Today, we will make the colored cold process soap for our confetti soap. [...]

Confetti Soap, Part 1


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Remember the Melt & Pour Soap that had those funny spikes on it? Some of your answers were so great, I found myself rolling on the floor laughing (quite literally). How did these spikes occur? The soap has just dried out. There is not enough water to keep the soap balanced, and the soap has started crystallizing [...]

Spiky Melt & Pour Soap Winners


Sometimes, I am so confused when I start reading recipes or other important papers that reference ratios, percentages and parts per …(fill in the blank). Over the weekend, I had a stunning revelation that clarified all of these confusing terms for me. This revelation came as I was making grits for our family breakfast and to [...]

Ratios, Percentages and Parts Per…





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We just released the Line Prevention Serum almost two weeks ago. This serum is amazing and you can add any extracts or fragrances and essentials that you desire. I can think of several possibilities for using different extracts and essentials to add to the line prevention serum. Mature Skin: Rose Otto and Orchid Extract or Ivy Extract Acne [...]

Line Prevention Serum



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Last week I started my Cyclomethicone Testing and I told you I would continue to post my results as I tested. Today, I tested Earth, Plumberry Spice, Rose, Soothing Chamomile, Toasted Coconut, and Tahitian Vanilla Fragrance Oils. Plumberry Spice and Tahitian Vanilla Fragrance Oils were not compatible as the fragrance remained in beads and did not [...]

Cyclomethicone Testing, Part 2



Finished serum in the bottle. 3
Split ends can be problematic when trying to style your hair. Since we just recently released several new extracts, I thought that we should make a serum for preventing troublesome split ends. I chose Comfrey Leaves Extract and Horsetail Grass Extract for different results I wanted in the finished product. Comfrey Leaves Extract is great for [...]

Split Ends Prevention Serum