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Preservation of Cosmetic Products

Key Considerations for Successful Preservation of Cosmetic Products: PART ONE

Key Considerations for Successful Preservation of Cosmetic Products: PART ONE In this first part of this two-part article, we aim to answer common preservative questions and to dispel some common myths. We will also examine self-preserving cosmetics and preservation guidelines in Europe and the USA. Spoilage can be caused by bacteria, moulds or sometimes yeasts growing in products such as creams, lotions and shampoo […]

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hot process slow cooker soap

hot process slow cooker soap

It has been three years since I started this adventure and I still get excited over homemade hot process soap! It is a wonderful thing and so very good for our skin. My absolute favorite of the processes is Hot Process slow cooker. Before I begin, one important thing that I learned along the way […]

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molded spring soap flowers

Now that your soap is rolled out? flip it over each time to avoid the soap sticking to your work surface and strive to get as much as you can rolled each time. Avoid overusing the cornstarch, but practice and find out what works for you. You will not break your soap if you use too much cornstarch – you will […]

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simple molding soap recipe

simple molding soap recipe

Cold process soap offers so many possibilities, so let us push our imaginations and limitations. New designs exist in that place between wake and sleep, where so many soapmakers go to design their next soap. Have you ever wanted to try a soap design, yet not wanted to commit to a mold? This is a quick and easy way […]

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baroque soap

baroque soap

Many soap makers like myself, find inspiration in many areas, including art, music, architecture and cake making. Recently, I was watching a YouTube video of a cake artist who decorates gorgeous, but complex cakes. They were done in what I would have considered a baroque style. What is baroque, you ask? Baroque refers to a style of European architecture, music, and […]

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