Bath &Body · Hair · Shampoo Bars

Gentle Lavender Shampoo Bar (Hand Pressed)

Shampoo bars are so awesome! Not only they are a super-concentrated version of liquid shampoos they also reduce plastic usage, fit in every purse, and usually last way longer than traditional shampoos. I started making shampoo bars about three years ago. And let me tell you, figuring out the right amount of liquid/solid surfactants to… Continue reading Gentle Lavender Shampoo Bar (Hand Pressed)

Hair · Hair Masks · Recipes

Honey and Ucuuba Renewing Hair Mask

Fall and winter is the perfect time to take your hair a little bit more seriously. With cold months coming, we all want something warm, spicy, comforting, conditioning, nourishing. With that in mind, I've developed a hair mask formulation that not only protects your hair from environmental damage but also deeply nourishes and conditions your… Continue reading Honey and Ucuuba Renewing Hair Mask

Bath &Body · Body Butter

Making Emulsified Body Butters With Different Emulsifiers

The fun part about formulating and making your skincare products is to enjoy the consciousness about everything that went into your formulations and examine how making small changes makes a huge difference in the final outcome. That is why, in my opinion, it's crucial not only to understand how to read and use a formula… Continue reading Making Emulsified Body Butters With Different Emulsifiers

Bath &Body · Body Scrubs

HOW TO MAKE EMULSIFIED SUGAR SCRUBS. THREE SCRUBS – THREE EMULSIFIERS

I often get asked about substituting emulsifying wax in certain products. While in many ways changing an emulsifying system can have a great impact on the final consistency of a lotion or cream, I found that in anhydrous formulations (body butter, body balm, emulsified sugar scrub) they mostly change the way the product slips on… Continue reading HOW TO MAKE EMULSIFIED SUGAR SCRUBS. THREE SCRUBS – THREE EMULSIFIERS

Cleansing Products · Face · Recipes

Easy Micellar Water Formula: Three Ways

I've made quite a few cleansing products over the years, such as cleansing balms, cleansing sticks, cream cleansers, gel cleansers, cleansing oils, etc. However, the area of micellar water stayed undiscovered by me until I stumbled upon a video by The Institute of Personal Care Science where their creator showed how to make micellar water.… Continue reading Easy Micellar Water Formula: Three Ways