introduction to herbalism: oil infusions

whew, it's been a couple weeks! hello, crunchies! welcome back to our little "introduction to herbalism" series! today we're going to go over OIL INFUSIONS. and here's your friendly reminder to ALWAYS check contraindications and drug interactions when using herbs.... always. yes, they're plants... but no, they're not all safe all the time. 🙂 what [...]

diy formulation educational series – cleansing balms

welcome back! today we're formulating cleansing balms! cleansing balms are pretty neat. they're like cleansing oils, but are more solid and contain both an emulsifier and a surfactant. that means they're also different from micellar water, which can pull hydration OUT of your skin (and they aren't the best cleansers, since you're not washing the [...]