Thursday, September 26, 2013

Natural Preservatives That Aren't


The other day I happened across an article in an e-zine about natural beauty and health. It had an article title that caught my eye. The description promised to 'reveal which natural ingredients could act as preservatives for homemade beauty products'.

This sounded interesting.

And it was.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Palm Oil and Politics


There are some cosmetics (and food) ingredients that invoke passionate reactions from people. In recent years, several have been spotlighted, inspiring protest groups, lobbyists, and media campaigns.

Today, we're going to take a look at the politics of palm oil production.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Vitamin C – New Creamy Formula


This Vitamin-C based skin lightening formula has been part of the nightly routine of several ladies for months now. I just wanted to show you the (brand new) label for this reformulated product and tell you that a few new testers have recently been enlisted.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Second Skin Body Frappé Giveaway Winners


Body Frappé winners! Yay! Ready to wing its way to the winners are 5 pots of Second Skin Body Frappé.

Shall we proceed with the name picking ceremony?

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Herbal Tincture How To - Straining and Bottling


Straining and bottling a tincture is pretty straightforward stuff, but there are a couple of tips you might find useful, so I photographed my latest project and put together this step by step to show you how the mallow tincture that started out a few weeks back came out.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Lash Nutrition - The Mascara is Named









This name came to me while I was brushing my teeth. (Yeah okay, maybe that was too much information). But it fits. The main goal of developing this mascara was to create a color mascara that was actually good for lashes,  one that could 'feed' or nourish lashes while functioning as a mascara.

Lash Nutrition Mascara.

Makes sense, don't you think?

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Second Skin Body Frappé Giveaway



With the colder weather fast approaching, it's time to think about extra skin protection. Here's something that may just fit the bill – just for you (and 4 other lucky winners) – Second Skin Body Frappé.

This product has been a winner with the client it was developed for, my testers, and it has already become a staple amongst my daily-use products.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Bugs, Bacteria and Beasties


This fresh tidbit of info on bugs and beasties crossed my path the other day. I know I'm always preaching about bacteria in DIY products and how you need to add broad spectrum preservative as soon as you add plant material to a water-based mixture, and blah blah blah – seriously?

I can already hear loud yawning and eye rolling.

OK, I guess you're allowed to roll your eyes just a little. But let's – for the briefest of moments – celebrate the amazing capabilities of microrganisms, because these teensy little critters are actually quite remarkable.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Lash Conditioning Giveaway Winners



This (and one more) bottle of Lash Love Eyelash Conditioner is ready to wing its way through the mail to the giveaway winners! Thanks to everyone who left a comment.

Shall we proceed with the name picking ceremony?