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Lise M Andersen
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Let's look at this scientifically
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Creating a Safe, Effective, Preservative Free Cream
In truth, this isn't really a cream. Cream - by definition - is an emulsion that contains both oil and water. This formula is my attempt at creating a 'cream' without adding any water-based ingredients. The goal: to create a product that performs as close t...
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Tips on Creating Powdered Lavender
Working with different dried herbs in face masks and cleansing powders has taught me that some herbs are far trickier to transform into a 'proper' powder than others. Take lavender. I love lavender to pieces, but at the same time, it can drive me absolutely...
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How to Make a Self-Preserving Glycerite with Lemongrass
When I posted this photo on my Instagram feed, a slew of questions and comments about 'why I was working with onion' followed. (insert wry smile) Even though I love experimenting with ingredients for cosmetics, onion has never (yet) been on my to-try list. ...
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Salt and Balm - The Simplest Skin Solution
If you're sworn to absolute skincare minimalism but not willing to sacrifice function, then these two items might be the perfect duo for you. A basic, pure balm and 'a bit of salt' are enough to keep skin happy, balanced, and moisturized year round. Today w...
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Powder is Not the Same as Dry Extract
Sometimes, the use of a single incorrect word can lead to a failed formula, miscommunication, frustration, foot stamping, and hair pulling. This particular example took somewhat longer than I'd like to admit to solve, but it finally did get solved, and it w...
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How to: Emulsified Scrub Basics
Emulsified scrubs are pretty beginner-friendly to make, fun to personalize, and wonderful to use. Today we're going to look at how to compose an emulsified scrub that you can tweak and tailor to your hearts content. The Secret is In the Name: Emulsify! The ...
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Bath Time Scrubs - Then and Now
About a decade or so ago, exfoliating oil scrubs were all the rage. They were available in every self-respecting beauty department or shop in an array of colors and scents with every imaginable type of exfoliating grain.  Every beauty brand had their own li...
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The Most Effective Treatment for Cellulite is in Your Hands
Pictured: perfectly normal cellulite on a perfectly normal pair of female buttocks and thighs (and because you asked, yes, this is a stockphoto). You don't have to be overweight, under-trained or anything else to get orange peel syndrome - also known as cel...
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The Purists Deodorant Challenge
Imagine if it were possible to create a functional, effective deodorant that consisted entirely of botanicals. Imagine if it were pleasantly scented due to the inherent natural fragrance of the ingredients. It would be easy to apply, didn't stain clothing, ...
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How to Make a Personalized Hair Oil
Here's a peek at a few of the products I am testing at the moment. The tallish bottle with no label and golden colored contents is a hair oil. Oil for the hair? Yes. Today, we're going to examine oil for hair and learn how to compose a personalized hair oil...
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