Thursday, January 29, 2015

How do I modify a recipe when I add or remove an ingredient?

Have you ever thought of adding or removing an ingredient from a recipe? In a recent posting on Point of Interest called  How do I modify a recipe when I add or remove an ingredient? discuss this very topic and uses a sample hand lotion recipe. So if you are interested in learning about this, then read this informative post.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sea Clay Dry Salt Scrub

Is your skin feeling a little dry or flaky lately?  Well, it is time to scrub.  If you do not have a scrub then you can create this Sea Clay Dry Salt Scrub from The Soap Queen.  This dry scrub uses a combination of gentle baking soda, extra fine Epsom salt, fine grain dead sea salt and poppy seeds that creates a scrub that gives plenty of exfoliation.  Also in this recipe is a sea clay which adds a touch of gentle scrub and oil absorbing properties.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Is a Newsletter Right for You?

Long before social media (Facebook, Twitter) and blogs, newsletters were a great marketing tool.  But now since social media has taken over newsletters maybe old school.  Yes, newsletters are considered the oldest form of news media but you are wondering if this medium could still work for you?  In a recent post called Is a Newsletter Right for You? , The Soap Queen discusses the most important points of having a newsletter and you can decide if you want to actually publish one.  I would like to add that in the olden days, you had to make copies and distribute them.  Now a days we have the internet, so could have a wider audience.  I have an example to share.  For the last year and a half, I have been volunteering with the Los Altos Senior Center.  Every two months, they produce a newsletter detailing all of the activities going on at the center.  Since most of the seniors are in their 80's, most of them will pickup a hard copy at the center or have one mailed to them.  But for those seniors who are more tech savvy, there is a soft copy on the city's website.  So if they choose to print out a particular page, they do not have to waste paper,

Monday, January 26, 2015

How do I organize information on my ingredients?

Do you have a way to organization the information of your ingredients i.e. interactions with other ingredients. etc?  I really never thought of this myself, but someone asked Point of Interest what would be the best way to organize the information about ingredients.  In this recent post, Susan of Point of Interest answers the question How do I organize information on my ingredients? Read this post to see if it inspires you to organize the information on your ingredients.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Minty Clay Melt & Pour Bar

For those melt and pour soap makers that love to use natural ingredients in their soap, I found a recipe from the Soap Queen called Minty Clay Melt and Pour Bar. This project is full of contrasting, texture and refreshing essential oils.  The natural colorants are from activated charcoal, green zeolite and spirulina powder.  The poppy seeds add a subtle amount of scrub to leave your skin feeling smooth. As for the activated charcoal and green zeolite clays are known for their oil absorption properties.