It’s getting to be the time of year that baked goods are on my mind. I love vanilla scents, and Vanilla Hazelnut Fragrance Oil has to be one of my favorites. From our catalog: “A wondrous vanilla indulgence. This one will definitely heat up your holidays and your senses with […]

Fragrance Friday: Vanilla Hazelnut Fragrance Oil


All information in this blog post comes from Marie Gale’s excellent book “Soap & Cosmetic Labeling.” First, what is a cosmetic? The Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act defines a cosmetic as: “A product, except soap, intended to be applied to the human body for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering […]

Making Cosmetics Claims: How To Do It Right


If you are looking for a tropical getaway scent, Pineapple Smoothie is about the most well-rounded fragrance you could use! It’s just like sipping the perfect piña colada ! From our catalog: “Tropical pineapple with coconut and creamy vanilla notes carry this heavenly scent all the way to the beach! […]

Fragrance Friday: Pineapple Smoothie



It’s been while since we added a new version to our Lip Solutions lineup. Hemp Seed Oil just demanded the spotlight! With its notable profile of nutrients, compounds, and fatty acids, cold pressed hemp seed oil is a fantastic moisturizer. Linoleic and omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids are key parts […]

Hemp Lip Solutions Has Landed


You asked, and we delivered – say hello to our newest fruity sensation fragrance oil! From our catalog: “It’s impossible to feel sad when you smell Juicy Watermelon! Although we already have a popular watermelon scent in our Kalahari Melon Fragrance, we kept getting requests for a juicier and sweeter […]

Say Hello To Juicy Watermelon


Woodland Berry is new in our fragrance oil lineup. It is the replacement of Oak Leaves & Acorns due to IFRA compliance changes. Since it wasn’t an exact match, we renamed the fragrance. From our catalog: “Close your eyes and pretend to go on a walk with me. Woodland Berry […]

Fragrance Friday: Woodland Berry



Don’t get stuck in a pinch with people delivering Christmas gifts to your door and you having nothing to give them in return. Earlier this week, we talked about buying supplies ahead of time to avoid shipping delays. One thing I didn’t mention was containers. I wish I had better […]

Don’t Get Caught Empty-Handed


There’s no doubt that handmade skin care products are popular. The possible combinations of scents and oils is almost endless! Today let’s focus on something extra: additives that can really add value to your products in terms of efficacy and label appeal. EXTRACTS When it comes to adding value, extracts […]

Getting “Extra” To Add Value


I am not that person who is ready to start celebrating Christmas while it’s not even fall yet. But when you make products for holiday sales, it pays to plan ahead – especially when you are a soaper! Think about cure times for soap and production times for all your […]

The Holidays Are Coming! The Holidays Are Coming!



How would it smell if you combined cranberries with rose petals and then added a splash of bubbly? Today’s Fragrance Friday feature is the answer: Cranberry Rose Fragrance Oil. From our catalog: “Cranberry Rose is a little fruity, a little floral, a little sweet, and a little tart all rolled […]

Fragrance Friday: Cranberry Rose


Next in the trio of Rose Hydrosol facial care products is a fabulous mask! Masks are a great way to deep clean the skin, drawing out impurities that regular face washing leaves behind. Try using a mask weekly as a bit of self-care spa time and a treat for your […]

Cleansing Rose Hydrosol Facial Mask


A toner is a wonderful addition to a face care routine. Spritzing the skin with liquid before applying lotion helps greatly with hydration. Let’s make a toner and you’ll see what I mean. We’ll use a base of Rose Hydrosol for its excellent hydration properties. Witch Hazel is an astringent […]

Refreshing Rose Hydrosol Toner