When you cannot do without preservatives. 

Hey people, So in the spirit of naturalness (is that even a word?), some people are opposed to including preservatives in their formulations. I am all for the good cause, swear down, and will definitely not include it in formulations that do not require any preservation i. e. Anhydrous products. With that said, for all …

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My modified oil for oil cleansing. 

One of the complaints I receive from people that have tried the oil cleansing method (OCM) is that it takes a bit of time to get all the oil off. The need for facial towels and hot water makes it a bit fussy too. I don't really mind putting this much effort into taking care …

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Why I do not follow recipes (and why you should not either). 

When  I started out a few years ago, I followed a lip balm recipe that I found online. It turned out OK but just OK. I wanted to tweak it to become more moisturizing and less greasy. I wanted to include a few cosmeceuticals to give winter support, I wanted to add a lip tint, …

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