Glorious colour – my favourite thing! Together, colour and scent are the icing on the soapy cake!
One of my favourite quotes about scent is “The sense of smell is the hair trigger of memory” (Mary Stewart), and this is so true! Fragrance has the power to move us, in both a positive and negative way. Continue reading “The Fragrance Triangle Balancing Act”
As I thought about the approach of the 30 year anniversary since I began making Cold Process Soap, it seemed the right time to begin formulating our own line of specialty Artisan Fragrances. I used the highest quality Bramble Berry Fragrances since before we began supplying ingredients to soapers in 2002. It was then a natural progression to request to represent Bramble Berry in Australia as we were so impressed with their products.
This ingredient is probably my favourite ‘all rounder surfactant’ that I use to make a sulfate free product that offers loads of lather. It’s a must in your store cupboard if you craft lathery things!
Deceptively simple, making perfect Bath Bombs by hand can provide some challenges when you are just starting out! However, they are the perfect product to begin crafting. You always start with a basic recipe and then add bits and bobs of luxury ingredients or fun stuff to finish off your fizzies.
Are you familiar with d-Limonene? You actually might be, but not realise it! You’ll see it in ‘orange’ eco cleaners. Continue reading “Is d-Limonene New to You?”
As some of you know I attend In-Cosmetics Global when possible (which is a leading event for personal care ingredients) and when it is held in France, well, it doesn’t hurt to add a little investigative tourism onto my work! Like many things, soap sales are aimed fairly and squarely at tourists in France, however, you do find pockets of hand crafted soap in the big commercial shops, or in a small shop where you can see the soaper has Continue reading “Soap Caves in France”
I was fortunate to attend a seminar given by Formula Botanica Founder, Lorraine Dallmeir at In-Cosmetics in Paris early this month. Her lecture was excellent and really resonated with me. Continue reading “Looking for Accredited Online Courses?”
We are now stocking BTMS 50 due to so many requests from our customers – if you are new to making Hair Conditioners you’ll notice there are two BTMS 25 and BTMS 50 – let me explain why we use them and what the difference is.
The second group of new Essential Oils have arrived at the warehouse and we’re excited to share these with you.