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We Got Featured by Moody Seagull!

Recently, Daniella who's behind Moody Seagull Illustration (she's @moodyseagull on Instagram and this is her website), featured our store in her second ever vlog on YouTube and after watching it, it's safe to say that we're enamored ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Check out her vlog over here! ๐Ÿ‘‡ Thank you Daniella for sharing this video with us!

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Carrier Oils · Odds and Ends · Oils

Top 10 Carrier Oils for Hair

Carrier oils, also known as 'base oils', are named as such because they are used to carry essential oils (which have aromatherapeutic benefits) onto the skin. Nevertheless, this does not mean that carrier oils are without their own benefits. So, if you're looking to have healthy and beautiful hair, these carrier oils are the ones… Continue reading Top 10 Carrier Oils for Hair

Cosmetics · Odds and Ends · Skincare · Soap Making

About “Free From” Claims on Personal Care Products

There's a whole list of "free from" claims on personal care products, ranging from free from parabens, to free from sulphates, free from preservatives, and more. But, are the personal care productsย really free from whatever the label claims it to be free of? And, when are you actually allowed to say that a product is… Continue reading About “Free From” Claims on Personal Care Products

Candle Making · Tutorials and Recipes · Wax Melts

DIY Mini Lavender, Rose and Lemon Hearts Wax Melts

Wax melts, wax tarts or wax cubes are a closer relative to wax sachets (in terms of them not requiring wicks) and they are brilliant alternatives to candles. Place a wax melt in a warmer and they'll gradually melt and fill your chosen space with your choice of aroma. They're safer than candles because you… Continue reading DIY Mini Lavender, Rose and Lemon Hearts Wax Melts

Cosmetics · Odds and Ends · Skincare

Are Your Personal Care Products REALLY Organic?

We often get a variation of similar questions at our store and in our inbox about the 'organic' label for personal care products. Among these variants are: How can I make organic personal care products (eg: hair care products, skincare products, cosmetics, bath products, etc)? What makes a personal care product organic? Can I just… Continue reading Are Your Personal Care Products REALLY Organic?

Melt and Pour Soap · Soap Making · Tutorials and Recipes

DIY Soothing, Nourishing and Moisturizing Solid Shampoo Bar for Hair Growth

If there's one thing that makes packing a chore, especially when you're packing for a trip overseas, it's packing liquids. From shampoo to conditioner, moisturizers to sunblock and lotions, perfume or cologne, and so on, so forth, we use a variety of products in liquid form on a daily basis. Skipping one or the other… Continue reading DIY Soothing, Nourishing and Moisturizing Solid Shampoo Bar for Hair Growth

Face · Skincare · Tutorials and Recipes

DIY Charcoal Masks

Charcoal masks are one of many darlings of the beauty and skincare world thanks to their cleansing abilities. However, commercial charcoal masks can be pretty pricey, so why not make your own (and be sure of what's actually in your product)? Join Belinda Carli, Director of the Institute of Personal Care Science and Cosmetic Formulator,… Continue reading DIY Charcoal Masks

Candle Making · Tutorials and Recipes

DIY Sweet and Flowery Gel Wax Candle + Bloopers, Tips and Tricks!

Gel wax candles are gorgeous, especially if you're looking to make candles that appear like water and have flowers suspended in them. However, gel wax is incredibly tricky to work with and we learned the hard way about some things you should and shouldn't do when making gel wax candles. But before we share all… Continue reading DIY Sweet and Flowery Gel Wax Candle + Bloopers, Tips and Tricks!

Cosmetics · Skincare · Soap Making · Tutorials and Recipes

Herbal Extracts and How to Make Them

Herbal extracts are brilliant for those who love using products that are as close to natural as possible. These extracts are very concentrated liquids in which a solvent is used to extract the herbal properties out of plant material. Watch the video below to join Belinda Carli, Director of the Institute of Personal Care Science… Continue reading Herbal Extracts and How to Make Them

Cold Process Soap · Soap Making

Get to Know: Cold Process Soap

Cold process soap is known as 'natural soap'. It is made by combining oils and sodium hydroxide, through the cold process. This cold process denotes the lacking presence of heat when making soap. The mixture of sodium hydroxide with a type of liquid (henceforth known as โ€˜lyeโ€™, as it is defined that โ€˜lyeโ€™ is an… Continue reading Get to Know: Cold Process Soap