Monthly Archives: January 2013

We get a lot of questions about curing soap. The typical thought of our callers is that soap is dangerous until it has cured for 3 to 6 weeks. This is dangerous thinking! Soap is a fantastic chemical reaction between a fat and an alkali. The resulting product is a […]

Curing Soap

Living in China is beginning to open my eyes to the different way that the Chinese seem to regard lotions, creams, lip balms, soaps and other similar cosmetic products as more than just cosmetics. I’ve worked with these products and ingredients for so long that I have to consciously remind […]

Perception of Cosmetics

Yesterday I shared one of the recipes I have been using to give to friends that I run into as I explore the city of Beijing. However, I flavored the entire batch with Rose. I find that there are some who don’t want the floral rose as a flavor. So […]

Contemporary Mint Lip Balm

Christmas and New Year are not big holidays here in China. Now Christmas doesn’t particularly surprise me but I thought that there might some excitement over the Gregorian calendar New Year. I was surprised to find that most people go out for dinner or maybe karaoke but otherwise it would […]

Simple Rose Lip Balm

It has been quiet the week! I’ve been having fun with the humectant series and I’ll be sharing the results from my testing the lotions tomorrow! Now, onto this week’s giveaway! This week we are giving away some partial items from our Production Department. Many of the partial items are […]

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