More ways to keep those pesky flying insects away!

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Weekly Roundup 5/16 – STOP the swarming!

Flying insects are the worst!  Use this easy insect deter method!

Everyone loves to enjoy the outdoors especially this time of the year but it is impossible to go outside without the swarming of pesky insects like mosquitoes, flies, horse flies and gnats!!  Use this easy and quick DIY method to keep away those flying insects!  Place the jar in the spot where you would like to deter insects from being.  We are going to use our essential oils and packaging.

Essential Oils

Lavender

A wonderful classic blend of aromatic lavenders. This magnificent bouquet contains Italian, Bulgarian and French lavenders. Aroma is floral, herbaceous, fresh, light with balsamic woody undertones.

Excellent for relief of pain from sunburn and minor burns and keeps insects away. One of the safest for use with children and the elderly.

Blends well with Bay, Bergamot, Chamomile, Citronella, Clary Sage, Geranium, Jasmine, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Pine, Thyme, Rosemary, Rosewood, and Ylang-ylang.

 Peppermint

One of the most popular essential oils, peppermint vitalizes, energizes, and restores the senses.

Famous for its ability to settle the digestive system, peppermint essential oil has been used in both Eastern and Western medicine for a variety of complaints including fevers, headaches, migraines, arthritis, and a stimulant.

 Citronella

Java Citronella is an essential oil obtained from the leaves and stems of the cymbopogon plant commonly known as lemongrass. The two active ingredients in citronella, geraniol and citronellol, are both antiseptics having multiple uses in disinfectants, soaps, perfumes, and insect repellents.

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Do you like camping? Be sure to pack these Essential Oils!

camping bug spray for killing antsWeekly Roundup 5/16 – Essential Oils and Camping!

Everyone loves to enjoy the outdoors when camping but can’t seem to keep those aggravating insects away!  Don’t knock yourself out from swatting at them; try this simple and quick insect repellent spray recipe!  Just spray directly on your skin!  We will be using our essential oils and packaging.

Essential Oils

Lavender

A wonderful classic blend of aromatic lavenders. This magnificent bouquet contains Italian, Bulgarian and French lavenders. Aroma is floral, herbaceous, fresh, light with balsamic woody undertones.

Excellent for relief of pain from sunburn and minor burns and keeps insects away. One of the safest for use with children and the elderly.

Blends well with Bay, Bergamot, Chamomile, Citronella, Clary Sage, Geranium, Jasmine, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Pine, Thyme, Rosemary, Rosewood, and Ylang-ylang.

Tea Tree

Tea Tree is an anti-fungal healing oil steam distilled from the Australian Ti (Tea) Tree. Tea tree oil works well for sinus relief, sore throats, and chest-colds as well as topical antiseptics for skin injuries, rubs for arthritis, and inhalants for asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory conditions.

The health benefits of Tea Tree Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, balsamic, cicatrisant, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant and sudorific substance.

 Citronella

Java Citronella is an essential oil obtained from the leaves and stems of the cymbopogon plant commonly known as lemongrass. The two active ingredients in citronella, geraniol and citronellol, are both antiseptics having multiple uses in disinfectants, soaps, perfumes, and insect repellents.

Easy Camping Insect Repellent Spray Recipe

Ingredients:

Supplies and Equipment:

Step 1.  Pour the Apple Cider Vinegar into the measuring cup.

Step 2.  Pour the Witch Hazel next.

Step 3.  Add 10 drops of the Tea Tree, 10 drops of the Lavender and 10 drops of the Citronella essential oils.

Stir well and pour into the sprayer.  Shake until all ingredients are mixed well.  Keep out of direct sun light and excessive heat.

There are several ways to make this type of spray.  Be sure to use essential oils that are useful in the practice of aromatherapy.  Read up on the essential oils with bug repelling properties to help you decide which scent is best for you and the end results are what you are looking for!

As always, please use in small amounts to make sure there are no reactions!!!

VERY IMPORTANT!!!!

Always Be Safe and Cautious When Making DIY Remedies

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Do annoying pests interfere with your outdoor activities?

annoying mosquitoesWeekly Roundup 5/16 – We are starting the first part of our Healthier and Cleaner Home Inside and Out series using the outdoors as our theme.

Everyone loves to enjoy their yards but unfortunately so do the flying and biting insects as well!!  Here is a simple and quick spray recipe that you can use on clothing and patio furniture cushions!  We will be using our essential oils and packaging.

Essential Oils

Lavender

A wonderful classic blend of aromatic lavenders. This magnificent bouquet contains Italian, Bulgarian and French lavenders. Aroma is floral, herbaceous, fresh, light with balsamic woody undertones.

Excellent for relief of pain from sunburn and minor burns and keeps insects away. One of the safest for use with children and the elderly.

Blends well with Bay, Bergamot, Chamomile, Citronella, Clary Sage, Geranium, Jasmine, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Pine, Thyme, Rosemary, Rosewood, and Ylang-ylang.

Tea Tree

Tea Tree is an anti-fungal healing oil steam distilled from the Australian Ti (Tea) Tree. Tea tree oil works well for sinus relief, sore throats, and chest-colds as well as topical antiseptics for skin injuries, rubs for arthritis, and inhalants for asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory conditions.

The health benefits of Tea Tree Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, balsamic, cicatrisant, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant and sudorific substance.

Rosemary

Rosemary can be used to stimulate skin cells, improve dry or mature skin, ease wrinkles, heal burns and wounds, and clear acne by regulating oil secretions and fighting bacteria that clog pores.

The mental benefits of this oil include a caffeine like effect that combats mental fatigue and sluggishness as well as enhance mental clarity aiding in alertness and concentration.

Easy Quick Outdoors Insect Repellent Spray

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How to get a Healthier and Cleaner Home with Essential Oils!

use essential oils for cleaningWeekly Roundup 5/16 – Getting a Healthier and Cleaner Home Inside and Out!!

We are starting a healthier cleaning products series that will cover a lot of ways to use essential oils in our everyday lives!

The only way to really see if essential oils are all they are cracked up to be is by creating formulas and recipes; and to use them, but first you need to know about them and which ones are good for cleaning!

Essential Oils are useful in the practice of aromatherapy. Essential oil is not actually an oil, but the natural product extracted from the bark, flower, fruit, leaf or root. They deliver positive benefits to the body through smell and direct absorption into the skin.

Benefits of essential oil include soothing, calming, stimulating, refreshing, centering, and warming to the system.

They are sourced from all over the world in their purest state.  Essential Oils are extremely potent and should never be used directly on the skin, as the liquid may cause irritation to the skin.

This week we will be creating recipes like the ones from Kasey Schwartz. She talks about essential oils at length in her new book and has some good pointers!  It is amazing how many ways you can use essential oils so we decided to put together recipes using our ingredients and essential oils from the Chemistry Store.  We of course, would highly recommend you purchase the essential oils and other ingredients from us but we understand that the choice is completely up to the crafters themselves!

Now according to Kasey Schwartz, these are some of the top essential oils used for cleaning and remedies.

citronella copy essential oilCitronella

Java Citronella is an essential oil obtained from the leaves and stems of the cymbopogon plant commonly known as lemongrass. The two active ingredients in citronella, geraniol and citronellol, are both antiseptics having multiple uses in disinfectants, soaps, perfumes, and insect repellants.

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We Have a Winner For Our Weekly Giveway!!

14 bright solid color cubes

WEEK 5/9/16

Our winner will receive our new and improved True Red Solid Color Cubes as a free gift from the Chemistry Store.

Our Solid Color Cubes are highly concentrated colorants designed to be used with soap products manufactured by you!

Enter our weekly giveaway, and you could win a prize free on your next order!  Just enter your name and email address in the fields to the right, and you’ve got a chance to win!

If you signed up for last week’s giveaway, remember to enter again for a chance at this week’s item! If you win, you’ll receive an email from the Chemistry Store with a promo code for your free item next week. Learn more about the weekly giveaway and read up on the rules before entering!

Don’t stop now!

Here is some more information!!

Chemistry Store About Us

Start your creative thinking by checking out our DIY bath/body and cosmetic product ingredients.  Come see what we are all about and learn how you can make personal skin care products starting with your head all the way to your toes!!!!  Create your own product line today!

Great news!new web site launch banner

This is a great time to get to know us by checking out our NEW and IMPROVED WEBSITE!!  We have specials, clearance items, NEW products, Gift Certificates and so much more!  We invite to take a look around and let us know what you think!!!

Our Crafting Library is a great starting point and/or a quick reference for some great soap making ideas and recipes!

Don’t Forget Your Soap Making Supplies!!

The Chemistry Store is one of the top sellers of soap making supplies. We carry a wide selection of soap products that include moldscolorsbasesoils & more. Since 1998, The Chemistry Store has provided top notch customer service, fast shipping, and some of the best prices on soap making supplies. Find out today why so many customers keep coming back.

 Thank you for joining us!  We will see you tomorrow!  Remember you can jump in and ask questions, comment or share anytime by replying!!Keep in touch with the Chemistry Store

And don’t forget…

No matter what DIY soap, lotions, bath and body crafts you are working on don’t forget…

Packaging and presentation is everything!!containers and packaging

The whole idea is to take existing creations like these and make them your own by being creative and using your crafting skills!  Thank you again for joining us! Enjoy and have fun!

The Chemistry Store Team

 

How to layer red, white and blue stars soap DIY!

red white and blueColorful red, white and blue stars soap squares are a great way to show your support on Memorial Day!

Of course we know what the stars stand for but they also can make a nice hand bar soap to help celebrate Memorial Day!

DIY Colorful Red, White and Blue Stars Soap Bars Recipe

Supplies and Equipment

  • 1 glass measuring cup
  • 1 spoon/spatula

Step 1.  Melt 300 grams of melt & pour white soap.  Let it stand until it hardens.  Spray with alcohol to keep the bubbles away.  Be sure to spray alcohol between the layers.white star layer two

Step 2.  Melt 300 grams of melt & pour white soap.   Add drops of the True Red Gel color until desired color is reached.  Spray with alcohol to keep the bubbles away.  Be sure to spray alcohol between the layers.

Step 3.  Melt 300 grams of the melt & pour white soap.  Add drops of Navy Blue Gel color until desired color is reached. Pour the last layer and let stand until completely hard. Spray with alcohol to keep the bubbles away.finished star layers2

(Note:  You can control the color level with the amount of drops you use.)

 Be creative and have fun!!!

You can create your own design and colors!

final star squares with flags2 second final star squares

More helpful information…

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DIY Red Poppy Flower Soap Bar Recipe!

The history of Memorial Day is very interesting.  Did you know that the Poppy flower is the holiday flower?

red and white field of poppiesWhat are Poppies?

They are a herbaceous plant with showy flowers, milky sap, and rounded seed capsules. Many poppies contain alkaloids and are a source of drugs such as morphine and codeine.

In 1915, following the Second Battle of Ypres, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, a physician with the Canadian Expeditionary Force, wrote the poem, “In Flanders Fields“. Its opening lines refer to the fields of poppies that grew among the soldiers’ graves in Flanders.

In 1918, inspired by the poem, YWCA worker Moina Michael attended a YWCA Overseas War Secretaries’ conference wearing a silk poppy pinned to her coat and distributed over two dozen more to others present. In 1920, the National American Legion adopted it as their official symbol of remembrance.[52]

(Source: wikipedia)

“In Flanders Fields” is the War Poem

“In Flanders Fields” is a war poem in the form of a rondeau, written during the First World War by Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae. He was inspired to write it on May 3, 1915, after presiding over the funeral of friend and fellow soldier Alexis Helmer, who died in the Second Battle of Ypres. According to legend, fellow soldiers retrieved the poem after McCrae, initially dissatisfied with his work, discarded it. “In Flanders Fields” was first published on December 8 of that year in the London-based magazine Punch.

(Source: wikipedia)

You can make your own field of poppies! Use our Vintage Flower Seeds Milky Way Mold, Melt & Pour Clear Soap, some gel colors or color cubes and that’s it!!!

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Places to Sell Your Handmade Soap

Chemistry Store Soap DisplayMaking handmade bath and beauty products is not just for the holidays!!

You can make them for your family and friends or SELL them!!!

save money on soap making supplies

Perhaps you’re looking to add a secondary income or just to offset the cost of making soaps for personal use. Maybe you’ve been gearing up your production of handmade soaps and are looking to make a little more room in your home. Whatever your reason, selling your handmade soaps is a great way to earn some money, get to know people, and expand your customer and product base. When you’re thinking of selling your creations, consider these venues as you enter the marketplace:

sell your handmade soap at school fundraisersSchool Fundraisers

If you have school-age children, chances are that the school will put on many fundraisers throughout the year. Many schools have arts and crafts shows where parents and members of the community can rent a table or donate a portion of their proceeds to the school. These events attract dozens or even hundreds of customers within just a few hours. Most of the time, the fee to set up is nominal or nonexistent. You can usually advertise your wares for free as part of the event promotions or on the school’s PTO page.

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Safety Tips For Your Pets on Memorial Day Weekend!

dog and cat in heart memorial dayMemorial Day weekend is a big travel time!  Keep your family safe as well as your pets!

Memorial Day weekend in a car, truck, SUV, crossover, RV and even boating, remember safety-first, buckle up the whole family. It’s easy to do a pet travel harness, tethers or crates.

55 percent of deaths whether it is a person or a pet are due to not wearing a seat belt!  This is terrible and can be prevented. Always buckle up your family and secure your pets too!

Safety Facts:

  • Wearing a seatbelt costs you nothing but NOT wearing one can cost a life.
  • It has been noted that 98 percent of pets are not secured properly.
  • A 60-pound pet can become a 3000-pound projectile, at just 35mph.
  • Pet travel has increased 300 percent since 2005.
  • Unrestrained pets delay emergency workers’ access to human occupants.
  • Pets escaping post-accident pose many dangers, including having to catch the loose pet.
  • Injured pets may bite first responders and rescue workers.
  • Pets may escape through a window or open door and cause a second accident.
  • Driver distraction is common when unrestrained pets are rambunctious.
  • We all know this one…never leave a child or a pet in a car alone!!!! Hot and cold temperatures can be devastating.

(resource dogtime.com)

Advice from Pet Safety Lady

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DIY Weekly Roundup 5/9/16 – Why do we celebrate Memorial Day?

We must not forget…

Remembering our fallen heroes.  They are the reason that we are free.

This week we are going to honor all the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military by making special soaps in colorful colors of red, white and blue!

arlington national cemetery

Do You Know When Memorial Day Became a National Holiday?

Memorial Day, also known as Decoration Day, was created after the American Civil War to honor soldiers who had died in the war. Waterloo, New York was the first town to officially observe Memorial Day, celebrating it first on May 5, 1866 and each year thereafter. General John A. Logan, the commander in chief of the veteran’s organization Grand Army of the Republic, issued a proclamation on May 5, 1868 that “Declaration Day” be observed as a national day, so the first Declaration Day was observed on May 30, 1868 nationwide. This date was not the anniversary of a battle.memorial day war statute

According to the history, Memorial Day was really created in 1865 by liberated slaves in Charleston at the site of a former Confederate prison camp. At the camp was a mass grave for Union soldiers who had died in captivity. Despite uncertain times right after the Civil War, the freed slaves re-entered the Union soldiers in individual graves in a fenced graveyard with arched entryway. On May 30, 1868, the freed slaves returned to the graves and decorated them with flowers, like others across the nation celebrating “Decoration Day.”

The name “Memorial Day” was not used until 1882, and was not declared the official holiday name until 1967. The date was moved from traditional May 30th date to last Monday in May in 1971 to ensure a convenient three-day weekend.

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8 Things To Do Each Weekend To Be Successful!

Being successful means a lot of things to different people.  It has been noted that these eight things are done by successful people.  WHAT?  We are all successful!!!

However, I do think that these things are good and can be done by anyone!

After working all week we all love our weekends and here we are planning to work over the weekend!  Crazy as it sounds doing a different kind of labor allows your mind and body to recover from stresses you encountered during the week!!

Plan it outsit down and make a plan

In today’s distracted world, no weekend plan likely means you’ll end up mindlessly watching television or browsing the internet. If you fail to think through what you wish to do on the weekend, you may make the “I’m tired” excuse and then the now you don’t feel like doing anything look!  Jot down two or three things. Planning also lets you savor the joy of anticipating something fun; research shows we’re often happier anticipating an event, like a vacation, than we are during or after it!  Interesting!

Do something fun on Sunday nightvolunteer on sunday evening

Dampen those Sunday night blues by giving yourself something to look forward to. This extends the weekend and keeps you focused on the fun to come, rather than on Monday morning.  You could make a tradition of a big dinner with your extended family, take an early-evening yoga class, or find a volunteer opportunity, such as serving meals to those less fortunate.

Maximize your morningsweekend saturday morning

Weekend mornings tend to be wasted time, cleaning up toys, throwing in laundry, flipping through your DVR. But if you’re willing to get up before your family, they’re great for personal pursuits, like training for a marathon. It’s likely to be less disruptive for your family if you get up early to do your four-hour run than if you try to do it in the middle of the day.

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Happy Cinco De Mayo!!!!

cinco de mayo sombrero and cactusDo you know what Cinco de Mayo is?  What do you do on Cinco de Mayo?

“Honor to the soldier, and Sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor also to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field, and serves, as he best can, the same cause.”
Abraham Lincoln.

History

The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army‘s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is sometimes mistaken to be Mexico’s Independence Day—the most important national holiday in Mexico—which is celebrated on September 16.

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Why do we celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

We honor the battle of Puebla by celebrating and enjoying festivities with parades organized by the military and even schools around the nation to honor all the soldiers and civilians who gave their lives in the battle for their country.  In the state of Puebla as well as in many other Spanish cities, there are enthusiastic celebrations on this day. Entertainment stalls known as “Zocalo”s are set up temporarily where people of all ages enjoy themselves with food, music, and dancing. In the small neighborhood of Penon de los Banos, in Mexico City, the historic battle of Puebla is recreated by local actors to mark the event, a tradition that has been kept alive for many generations. In most towns, merchants and communities hold parties, dances and food events for the whole family! Some events have rides and play to play. The holiday ends with the traditional shouts of ‘Viva Mexico’.cinco de mayo dancing

Needless to say, there is a lot of eating and drinking!!  This is a very colorful day and extremely entertaining!

Trivia

No, it’s not Mexican Independence Day:

You do not need to say “Happy Independence Day” on May 5. They celebrate their freedom on September 16.

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DIY Weekly Roundup 5/2/16 – Creating Soaps for Mother’s Day

Tips and guide for getting ready for Mother’s Day!! Creating soaps for the special Mother in your life is ever so easy!!!

get ready for Mother's Day

“The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.” – Henry Ward Beecher

Many of today’s shoppers are looking for something personal and beautiful that’s also affordable for Mother’s Day. Instead of spending money on a dozen roses that will wilt and fade away after a few days, or a box of chocolates that will last a day or two, savvy consumers are seeking something outside of the box this year. You can delight them with exquisite, handcrafted soaps made with products offered at Chemistrystore.com™.

Shaped SoapsChemistry Store Soap Display

Shaped soaps are simple to make yet look like they took a Herculean effort to produce. Consider some of the Milky Way molds such as the blossoms mold that features a lush rose or the chrysanthemum mold with its spectacular detail. Select a vibrant color to enhance these soaps. Don’t forget to add a light fragrance that’s perfect for springtime. Create a batch of chrysanthemum soaps in several colors to create a useful bouquet that will last for months.

Embedded Soaps

For something out of the ordinary, embedded soaps are the way to go. Stephenson soap embeds are a new product now available at Chemistrystore.com™. Create soaps with embedded flowers, butterflies or even cupcakes. These would be a great gift from a child to their mom.

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TGIF – 10 Tips for a Healthier Weekend!

weekend food and work out decisions

Do we make the right food and work out choices over the weekend?  On Friday or Saturday night does your will power go out the window?

Weekends are made to enjoy, revive, rest, play and prepare for the next week!

The weekend sure can pose a challenge to our health and weight-loss goals.  During the week, we tend to plan ahead and follow a schedule. We get up, eat breakfast, head to work, eat planned snacks during our breaks, enjoy lunch at the same scheduled time each day, and find ways to squeeze in a little exercise.weekly scheduler calendar

But now the weekend is here!!  Yikes!!   Without a set schedule, one weekend can easily undo a whole week of healthy habits!

The good news is that weekends don’t have to be that way. Yep weekends can be a great time to practice healthy behaviors because you usually have more time to do so!

How do you change unhealthy weekend habits?

1. Squeeze in a longer workout.

The best part of the weekend is that you have more free time. So while you might not be able to squeeze in a 30-minute run over lunch during the week, you can use the weekend to go for a longer run at a beautiful park nearby. Or go to the gym to try a new hour-long class. Use the weekend as a time to refresh your workout and get more activity in without feeling rushed.weekend work out

2. Eat like it’s a weekday.

When you think about it, it doesn’t really make much sense to eat differently on the weekend than you do during the week.  It can be easy to skip meals on the weekend and then make up for it later by overindulging at dinner. You need to still eat breakfast, lunch and dinner while sitting down. Take a snack for when you’re on the go, and follow a schedule just like you would during the week. Your well-being will thank you!eat like it is the week

3. Stick to your usual sleep schedule.

Do you stay up late and sleep in on the weekends? Changing your sleep patterns could throw off your schedule. Just think of all those times you stayed up later than usual, got hungry and ended up eating something unhealthy!

4. Get outdoors.weekend get out doors

Because most of us work indoors during the daylight hours, the weekend provides a nice opportunity to get outside, see the sun and connect with nature. Heading outside can boost your body’s production of vitamin D, plus studies show that people are happier when they spend time out in nature. So, get out there and enjoy the great outdoors!

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Part 3 – 4/25 Weekly Roundup – Guide to what is in Melt & Pour Soap Bases

More Melt & Pour Soap BasesAre Melt & Pour Soap Bases right for you?

Remember our Melt & Pour Soap Bases are available in Ultra Clear, WhiteGoats Milk, High Clarity Vanilla Stable(HCVS)Suspension, Natural, Shea Butter, SLS Free, White SLS Free, Foaming Bath Butter, Shaving Soap, Jelly Soap, ReBatch Base, Organic Oils and Olive oil. The melt & pour soap bases are so easy to use, you’ll find yourself creating a world of beautiful, luxurious soaps in no time at all!!

Why do we choose Melt & Pour?

  • Easy to use
  • Superior Clarity
  • Requires minimal equipment/investment
  • Superior aesthetics
  • Versatile enables production of intricate shapes, multiple colors and inserts
  • Great fragrance lift
  • High Glycerin content skin moisturizing
  • Excellent Foaming and Cleansing properties

Wait there is more!!

Ready To Use Liquid Soap Bases!!!

These soap bases are fully-formulated and pre-thickened so they’re ready to use. Simply add fragrance or essential oils to create your own personalized shampoo, body wash, or liquid castile soap. Salt can also be added for additional thickening as desired.

Organic Shampoo BaseStephenson liquid shampoo base

Certified 74.47% Organic Ingredients by the Soil Association, this Shampoo Base is fully formulated, contains mild surfactants and is pre-thickened. This product base simply requires the addition of fragrance and or essential oils.

Uses and Benefits

  • Will allow production of a certified organic shampoo, if the converter/filler has organic certification
  • Blended with gentle surfactants, that are approved by the Soil Association to provide masses of creamy lather
  • Free from sulfates, SLS, SLES and parabens
  • Vegetable origin, enriched with Aloe Vera
  • Has a natural clear to translucent pale yellow color
  • No thickening required
  • Fully formulated base, only requiring addition of organic fragrance or essential oils, with slow stirring
  • Can be adapted for different hair types through selection of additives

Quick Recipe!

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Part 2 – 4/25 Weekly Roundup – Guide to what is in Melt & Pour Soap Bases

Stephenson Melt and Pour Soap Bases like Crystal LS Low Sweat, Crystal Natural HF, Crystal Oatmeal Shea, Crystal Olive Oil, Crystal Organic Oils and Crystal Shea Butter also have helpful benefits and uses as well!

Let’s get started.  Part 2 is about a group of six more Melt & Pour Soap Bases that we carry here at the Chemistry Store!

Crystal LS Low Sweatcrystal LS low sweat

Crystal LS (Low Sweat) is a vegetable derived melt and pour soap base. It is designed with a lower glycerin content to reduce sweating. Crystal LS is perfect for humid areas where soap typically sweats.

Uses and Benefits

  • Aqua
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Sodium Stearate
  • Glycerin
  • Sucrose
  • Sodium Laureth Sulfate
  • Sorbitol
  • Sodium Laurate
  • Sodium Myristate
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Stearic Acid
  • Lauric Acid
  • Pentasodium Pentatate
  • Tetrasodium Etidronate

Crystal Natural HFcrystal natural HF melt & pour

Vegetable based, melt and pour soap base, made from natural ingredients and free from any Surfactants or MPG. Produces natural translucent soap bars.

Uses and Benefits

  • Vegetable based
  • Contains no surfactants or mono propylene glycol
  • Glycerine Rich
  • No parabens
  • No phenoxyethanol
  • No Sulfates
  • PEG Free
  • No Propylene Glycol
  • Made from 100% Natural Ingredients
  • Good moisturizing from a very high glycerin content which provides a pleasant skin feel
  • Superior color stability even if kept at a high temperature for extended periods
  • Neutral odor provides excellent fragrance lift
  • Suitable for slicing or molding

Quick Recipe!

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4/25 Weekly Roundup – Guide to what is in Melt & Pour Soap Bases Part 1

What is in the Melt & Pour Soap Bases?  Do you know which Melt & Pour Soap Base to use?

What do all of these names stand for?  What are the benefits and uses?

Let us break it down for you…

Crystal African Blackmelt & pour african black soap

The African Black Soap base is a natural melt and pour soap base made using Raw African Black Soap from Ghana. African Black Soap is made using raw shea butter, and coconut oil, full of naturally derived minerals and antioxidants and is renowned for its natural cleansing properties. This soap base has a dark and rich colour which is produced naturally during the handmade processing of the African Black Soap in Ghana.

Uses and Benefits

  • Shampoo (be sure to follow it with your regular conditioner)
  • Makeup remover
  • Acne breakouts
  • Fade skin discoloration, dark spots and acne scars
  • Reduce discomfort for psoriasis and eczema
  • Helps relieve skin rashes

Quick recipe!

Crystal Argan Oilcrystal argan oil soap

This soap is vegetable based, Sulfate Free, Argan Oil melt and pour soap base. Commonly known as ‘Liquid Gold’, Argan oil provides fantastic skin feel from high vitamin E and fatty acid content. Used for manufacture of high quality golden Argan oil transparent soap bars.  Melt and pour soap bases formulated with argan oil are naturally high in vitamin E and rich in fatty acids that moisturize the body and may promote skin elasticity.

This one is so easy!  Just melt and pour into your favorite mold and use right away!

Crystal Carrot Cucumber and Aloe Veracrystal carrot cucumber and aloe vera soap

This soap is vegetable derived melt and pour soap base. Made using Natural Carrot Oil, Cucumber Seed Oil and Aloe Vera. Crystal CCA contains all the vitamins found in these oils, such as Omega-6 from our Cold Pressed Cucumber Oil. This soap base is used for the manufacture of semi-transparent soap bars.

Uses and Benefits

  • Vegetable based
  • Rich in Beta Carotene & ProVitamin A
  • Contains Vitamin E, B1, & C
  • Soothing Aloe Vera
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • No SLS or SLES
  • Omega-6 fatty acids (linoleic) in the oil are effective for treating dry skin conditions
  • Helps ease acne, eczema, and rashes
  • Fantastic Skin Feel
  • Natural Orange Color from Beta Carotene
  • High Foaming Lather
  • Beta-carotene, like all carotenoids, is an antioxidant
  • Excellent Skin Feel – High Glycerin

Quick Recipe!

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4/25 Weekly Roundup – Top Five Reasons Why Melt & Pour May Be Right For You.

 This week’s roundup will be focused on Stephenson Melt & Pour Soap Bases.

We carry 23 different types.  Each of the products has specific added benefits.  All this week we will be taking a closer look at each of them!  You soap makers definitely don’t want to miss this week!

You can find all of these products which include Liquid Soap Bases and Melt & Pour Soap Bases from Stephenson Personal Care at the Chemistry Store!

Whether you are new to the Soap Making craft or you have been making soap for twenty years, Melt and Pour Soap is worth looking into. We’ve put together a list of just five reasons out of the many that we came up with!

1. It’s simple and easy to do. Yes, sometimes there are things that are too good to be true, but Melt and Pour Soap lives up to its name in that it only requires two steps. Step 1: Melt. Step 2: Pour. It really is that simple! Melt the soap base and pour it into a mold of your choice and you’re done! But we know you’ll probably want to add some color and fragrance too!melt and pour variety types

2. Adding color and fragrance is pretty simple also. I’m partial to the color blue so I recommend Bright Blue, one of our popular Gel Colors. Just determine your level of saturation after you’ve melted the soap base, add the number of drops, stir, and you’ve added color! But why stop there? Add a fragrance. We have a large selection to choose from. To match the color I chose I picked Blueberry Surprise! But how much fragrance do you need? First it’s important to know how large of a batch you plan to make so you know how much fragrance to add. If you are using a recipe follow those directions but a good rule of thumb is 9 grams of fragrance for every pound of soap.

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We have to stop meeting like this!!! — TGIF is here!!

end of work week in city
We did it!  How was your work week?  I do believe a fun filled weekend is in order!  Don’t You?

It’s Friday, which means it’s the end of the work week. As you move into your weekend, remember not to let your fatigue and stress hold you back in your career or your life!

Let’s end this week with some questions!!!

At the very least, you need to set aside some dedicated “me time” at the end of each week – a personal timeout for self-reflection and self-inquiry – to ask yourself questions like these:

ask yourself some questions

1.  What pleasant surprises did I discover this week?

Some of your best discoveries will likely come when you least expect them, in places you never even thought to look.  So seek your goals and dreams diligently!  You are never too old, too young, too busy, or too educated to find value and joy in new, unexpected opportunities!!  You drive this car!!!

2.  What lessons did my work teach me that I could build upon next week?

Look at your week from beginning to end.  Pat yourself on the back, and then acknowledge the week’s lessons – especially the things that didn’t go well.  If you didn’t get a task done the way you had hoped or a particular solution didn’t work, it only means something better is out there waiting for you next week!!  Good way to view upcoming work weeks!! Positive and encouraging…  Look at pictures that make you feel good!

be happy puppy3.  Are my short-term efforts and long-term goals still aligned?

Dream big dreams, but realize that short-term, realistic goals are the key to success!! What you want to achieve is directly connected to your daily actions.  The way you spend your time defines who you are and who you will become.  Make sure your short term goals align with your long term goals!  Remember this applies to your personal side as well as your career side!  Think about it…if you are successful in your personal life then you are more than likely to be successful in your career!  Finding that inner peace and being able to spread it internally is the best foundation!!

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Why You Should Use Essential Oils for Your Respiratory System 4/18 – Weekly Roundup

breath of fresh air
The Respiratory System!! Why should you use essential oils?

The Respiratory System

Ace it with essential oils

Nose, throat and lung infections are conditions which respond very well to treatment with essential oils.  Inhalation is very effective way of utilizing their properties, for ‘although after arriving in the bronchi the main part will be exhaled directly by the lungs, they cause an increased bronchial secretion which is beneficial for many respiratory ailments’.

By inhalation they are absorbed into the blood circulation even faster than by oral application.  In addition, most essential oils which are absorbed from the stomach are then excreted via the lungs, only a small part in the urine.

Expectorants for catarrh, sinusitis, coughs, bronchitis and more.

You can use essential oils such as eucalyptus, pine, thyme, myrrh, sandalwood and fennel.  You can find easy and helpful recipes here.

Antispasmodics for colic asthma, dry cough, whooping cough and more.soothing chamomile essential oils

You can use essential oils such as hyssop, cypress, Atlas cedarwood, bergamot, chamomile and cajeput.  You can find easy and helpful recipes here.

Balsamic agents for colds, chills and congestion and more.use essential oils for colds and flu

You can use essential oils such as benzion, frankincense, Tolu balsam, Peru balsam and myrrh.  You can find easy and helpful recipes here.

Antiseptics for flu, colds, sore throat, tonsillitis, gingivitis and more.

You can use essential oils such as thyme, sage, eucalyptus, hyssop, pine, cajeput, tea tree and borneol.  You can find easy and helpful recipes here.

(Based on the “The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils” by Julia Lawless)

Tomorrow we are going to talk about TGIF and how the work week went!!!!

Don’t Forget Your Soap Making Supplies!!

The Chemistry Store is one of the top sellers of soap making supplies. We carry a wide selection of soap products that include moldscolorsbasesoils & more. Since 1998, The Chemistry Store has provided top notch customer service, fast shipping, and some of the best prices on soap making supplies. Find out today why so many customers keep coming back.

 Thank you for joining us!  We will see you tomorrow!  Remember you can jump in and ask questions, comment or share anytime by replying!!Keep in touch with the Chemistry Store

And don’t forget…

No matter what DIY soap, lotions, bath and body crafts you are working on don’t forget…

Packaging and presentation is everything!!containers and packaging

The whole idea is to take existing creations like these and make them your own by being creative and using your crafting skills!  Thank you again for joining us! Enjoy and have fun!

The Chemistry Store Team

How to find the best digital scale for soap making!

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For the soap maker

A high quality and accurate soap scale is an exceedingly important tool. Digital scales come in so many different varieties that purchasing one can become almost overwhelming. To date, unfortunately, there’s no scale out there made specifically for soap making. That would make picking one out way too easy!

Buying your soap making scales

Purchasing a digital scale is going to be the single most important tool that you will buy. It is essential that all ingredients are measured by weight, dry or fluid, when it comes to making handmade soap safely.  Not only do you need to accurately measure your soap making ingredients but you will need to measure your oils and any additional ingredients accurately too!

For the purpose of making soap

The unit of measurement, size, graduation and accuracy of your scale is crucial for success. Being accurate with your product measurements will help you with your product pricing as well.  Be accurate, we cannot stress this enough!!

Unit of measurement: Digital scales are equipped with highly accurate durable sensors and are perfect for kitchen, office and laboratory use.  Having one scale that can switch back and forth between units as needed is definitely more convenient and more cost effective.  You will surely need to measure units by pound, ounces, kilograms and grams with a resolution of 0.1 ounce or 1 gram increments.

Size: Size ranges drastically from pocket scales to truck scales. The surface needs to be at least 6 inches by 6 inches. This is especially important when you are weighing caustic chemicals.  This scale is the perfect size!

Accuracy: Although the graduation has a lot to do with the accuracy of the scale, you must also be sure that the weight results given are the actual weight of what you’re measuring.  Acurracy, accuracy…very important!!

Using only a digital kitchen scale and not a needle scale is also important for accurate results because it eliminates the dilemma of trying to gauge exactly where the needle has landed.

Always remember to double check your recipe. There is a big difference between Fluid Ounces which is a volume measurement and Dry Ounces which is a weight measurement.

Once you have your scale, you are ready to measure out your ingredients, and start making soap.

HURRY GET YOUR DIGITAL SCALE NOW!!!

 

Why You Should Use Essentials for Circulation 4/18 – Weekly Roundup

soothing geraniums in waterCirculation – Muscles and Joints, why should you use essential oils?

Essential oils are easily absorbed via the skin and mucosa into the blood-stream, affecting the nature of the circulation as a whole.  They bring a warmth and glow to the surface of the skin and can provide considerable pain relief to local inflammation by setting free mediators in the body which in turn cause the blood vessels to expand, so the blood is able to move more quickly and the swelling is reduced.

Some oils like hyssop tend to give a balancing or regulating effect on the circulatory system as a whole, reducing the blood pressure if it is too high or stimulating the system if it is sluggish.

Hypotensives for high blood pressure, palpitations, stress and more.

You can use essential oils such as Sweet marjoram, ylang ylang, lavender and lemon.  You can find easy and helpful recipes here.

Hypertensives for poor circulation, chilblains, listlessness and more.

You can use essential oils such as rosemary, lavender, eucalyptus, peppermint and thyme. You can find easy and helpful recipes here.

Rubefacients for rheumatism of the joints, muscular stiffness, sciatica, lumbago and more.knee muscle and joint pain

You can use essential oils such as black pepper, juniper, rosemary, camphor and sweet marjoram. You can find easy and helpful recipes here.

Depurative or antitoxic agents for arthritis, gout, congestion, skin eruptions and more.hip back and joint pain

You can use essential oils such as juniper, lemon, fennel and lovage.  You can find easy and helpful recipes here.

Lymphatic stimulants for cellulitis, obesity, water retention and more.

You can use essential oils such as grapefruit, lime, fennel, lemon, mandarin and white birch.  You can find easy and helpful recipes here.

Circulatory tonics and astringents for swelling, inflammations, varicose veins and more.

You can use essential oils such as cypress, yarrow and lemon.  You can find easy and helpful recipes here.

(Based on the “The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils” by Julia Lawless)

Tomorrow we are going to talk about essential oils for the Respiratory System.

Don’t Forget Your Soap Making Supplies!!

The Chemistry Store is one of the top sellers of soap making supplies. We carry a wide selection of soap products that include moldscolorsbasesoils & more. Since 1998, The Chemistry Store has provided top notch customer service, fast shipping, and some of the best prices on soap making supplies. Find out today why so many customers keep coming back.

 

Thank you for joining us!  We will see you tomorrow!  Remember you can jump in and ask questions, comment or share anytime by replying!!Keep in touch with the Chemistry Store

And don’t forget…

No matter what DIY soap, lotions, bath and body crafts you are working on don’t forget…

Packaging and presentation is everything!!containers and packaging

The whole idea is to take existing creations like these and make them your own by being creative and using your crafting skills!  Thank you again for joining us! Enjoy and have fun!

The Chemistry Store Team

Why You Should Use Essentials for Your Skin 4/18 – Weekly Roundup

Chemistry Store variety of essential oilsHow do Essential Oils work?  Can they help your skin?

How Essential Oils Work

The therapeutic potential of essential oils, like other plants-derived remedies has yet to be fully realized.  Although numerous medical herbs have been utilized since antiquity, many of which have been exploited to provide the biologically active compounds which form the basis for most of our modern drugs.  There is still a great deal to be discovered about their precise pharmacology.scented essential oils

Modern research has largely confirmed the traditionally held beliefs regarding the therapeutic uses of particular plants.  In order to gain a clearer understanding of the way essential oils work, and some of their particular areas of activity, we are going to talk about specific areas like the skin.

Skin

Skin problems are often the surface manifestation of a deeper condition, such as build-up of toxins in the blood, hormonal imbalance or nervous and emotional difficulties.  Wow does this sound familiar?

Since essential oils are soluble in oil and alcohol and impart their scent to water, they provide the ideal ingredient for cosmetics and general skin care as well as for the treatment of specific diseases.

More Specific Benefits

Antiseptics for cuts, insect bites, spots, and more.essential oils and fragrances

You can use essential oils such as thyme, sage, eucalyptus, tea tree, clove, lavender and lemon.  You can find easy helpful recipes here.

Anti-inflammatory oils for eczema, infected wounds, bumps, bruises and more.

You can use essential oils such as chamomile, lavender and yarrow.  You can find easy helpful recipes here.top 10 keep kin younger essential oils

Fungicidal oils for athletes foot, candida, ringworm and more.

You can use essential oils such as lavender, tea tree, myrrh, patchouli and sweet marjoram.  You can find easy helpful recipes here.Chemistry Store Natural Mineral Oil

Granulation stimulating or healing agents for burns, cuts, scars, stretch marks and more.

You can use essential oils such as lavender, chamomile, rose, neroli, frankincense and geranium.  You can find easy helpful recipes here.Chemistry Store Vitamin E Acetate Oil

Deodorants for excessive perspiration, cleaning wounds and more.

You can use essential oils such as bergamot, lavender, thyme, juniper, cypress, Spanish sage and lemongrass.  You can find easy helpful recipes here.

Insect repellents and parasiticides for lice, fleas, scabies, ticks, mosquitos, ants, moths and more.DIY Body Wash

You can use essential oils such as lavender, garlic, geranium, citronella, eucalyptus, clove, camphor and Atlas cedarwood.  You can find easy helpful recipes here.

(Based on the “The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils” by Julia Lawless)

Tomorrow we will talk about the benefits of using essential oils for Circulation – Muscles and Joints!

Don’t Forget Your Soap Making Supplies!!

The Chemistry Store is one of the top sellers of soap making supplies. We carry a wide selection of soap products that include moldscolorsbasesoils & more. Since 1998, The Chemistry Store has provided top notch customer service, fast shipping, and some of the best prices on soap making supplies. Find out today why so many customers keep coming back.

 Thank you for joining us!  We will see you tomorrow!  Remember you can jump in and ask questions, comment or share anytime by replying!!Keep in touch with the Chemistry Store

And don’t forget…

No matter what DIY soap, lotions, bath and body crafts you are working on don’t forget…

Packaging and presentation is everything!!containers and packaging

The whole idea is to take existing creations like these and make them your own by being creative and using your crafting skills!  Thank you again for joining us! Enjoy and have fun!

The Chemistry Store Team

4/18 – Weekly Roundup Health Benefits of Using Essential Oils

essential oils and fragrances

Guide to the benefits of essential oils!

Do you have stress in your life?

 Do your bones and joints ache?

There is not one person that does not have something that hurts or having some sort of discomfort.  Essential oils are not brand new and have been around forever.  There is a ton of documented information about these wonder healing and soothing oils!  The benefits are amazing!

Scientific and Medical Researchnatural skin care chemistry store article

A growing body of scientific and medical research is showing that essential oils not only promote relaxation, but they also provide many health benefits such as disinfection and reduction in the growth of germs on skin. This is especially important during the winter months when respiratory illnesses such as colds and the flu are widespread across the country. Using essential oils in your liquid soaps can provide many benefits for your customers.

Mercy Medical Center explores the benefits of essential oils

…And now hospitals are looking into the amazing results from using essential oils.  Check this out…

Stress Reduction…no such thing, right?

Many essential oils are used as a type of aromatherapy. When put into liquid soaps, the scent of the oil lingers on the user’s skin. Using oils such as lemon, eucalyptus and patchouli may help your customers enjoy hours of stress reduction each time they wash their hands. Citrus oils including grapefruit, tangerine and sweet orange also have tension-reducing effects.

Combating Illness

Essential oils can help prevent or fight off respiratory illnesses. This is in addition to the direct benefit of hand washing with homemade liquid soap. Eucalyptus is used in Western and Eastern medicine as a treatment for cough, sore throat and respiratory system support. Orange oil can also help combat the flu and supports the circulatory system. Spearmint is well-suited for soaps meant for children as well as adults. It can help fight off illnesses including asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, nausea and vomiting, colds, flu and fevers.

Headache Reliefsuffering headaches and illnesses

The roller coaster of seasonal weather changes can wreak havoc on the sinuses and muscles in the face, producing sinus and tension headaches. Essential oils can help to relieve the pain and pressure caused by sinus blockages, tension and stress. Use liquid soaps containing spearmint oil to help with everyday tension headaches as well as migraines in adults or children. Peppermint oil in liquid soap can also help with migraine and headache relief; peppermint is a more potent reliever of this type of pain.

Joint and Muscle Pain

Low pressure systems known colloquially as “Alberta clippers” often bring about an increase in aches and pains, especially in the joints. This can lead to arthritis flare-ups and decreased motion and mobility. Arthritis can be especially painful and bothersome in the hands. Peppermint oil used in liquid soaps can help to reduce the inflammation caused by arthritis during the winter months. Try adding grapefruit essential oil to liquid soap for help with combating muscle fatigue and pain.

This week we are going to talk more about additional benefits by using essential oils in soaps, creams and lotions!

Don’t Forget Your Soap Making Supplies!!

The Chemistry Store is one of the top sellers of soap making supplies. We carry a wide selection of soap products that include moldscolorsbasesoils & more. Since 1998, The Chemistry Store has provided top notch customer service, fast shipping, and some of the best prices on soap making supplies. Find out today why so many customers keep coming back.

 Thank you for joining us!  We will see you tomorrow!  Remember you can jump in and ask questions, comment or share anytime by replying!!Keep in touch with the Chemistry Store

And don’t forget…

No matter what DIY soap, lotions, bath and body crafts you are working on don’t forget…

Packaging and presentation is everything!!containers and packaging

The whole idea is to take existing creations like these and make them your own by being creative and using your crafting skills!  Thank you again for joining us! Enjoy and have fun!

The Chemistry Store Team

 

How to relax and wind down on Friday!

How to relax on Friday
How do you end your work week?  What do you do to unwind after work or school on Friday? TGIF!!!

How to Relax on a Friday Afternoon

1. As soon as you get home, unpack your bag. No scrambling on Monday morning to figure out where everything is.

2. Get comfy. Put on some pajamas or sweatpants and a loose T-shirt.

3. If you are hungry, grab a snack. Make it something fun it’s Friday!!  Go ahead and have a cookie or two!  If you’re old enough, a glass of wine would be appropriate…ONLY if you’re of legal drinking age.

4. Relax in your bed. You can lie in bed, all cozy and comfortable, with your snack, and daydream, or read a book. Take a nap, if you need to.relax and daydream TGIF

5. Check your social-networking. Look over Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Talk to your friends about your week, but don’t spend too much time on there, overthinking the week and worrying about the week to come, or even worrying about plans for the weekend will stress you out! STOP before you get to that point!!

TGIF check your social networks6. Watch a movie. Not TV, but a good movie. You watch TV every day, but you don’t have time to enjoy a good flick. There are many to choose from; romantic, comedy, thriller, whatever you’re in the mood for. It’s up to you. You may even want to have a nice cup of tea, hot cocoa or beverage of choice while watching it, just to get in the mood.TGIF watch a movie on youtube

7. Once the film is over, stretch. Then go put on some music and listen to it. Just listen, dance, and sing to your favorite jams. Let yourself go!!

8. Write yes write about silly stuff. You may start doing it as a joke, but may end up realizing something important you had inside of you. It’s always important to know ourselves and our deepest feelings, because sometimes we don’t hear ourselves when we have such a busy week.  Be careful…if juicy, your thoughts may land in the wrong hands!!!Chemistry Store essential oil and fragrance guide

9. Go prepare a nice, healthy dinner that you can also eat with your family. It may be a whole grain chicken sandwich, or if you’re feeling fancy, some sushi. Pick something you enjoy but be safe with the food choices, you don’t want to go to bed with belly issues!

10. Do some meditation or yoga. Meditation and yoga are great ways to get rid of all those unwanted thoughts and pains from the week. Indulging in a little before you go to bed can help you clear your mind so you’ll sleep better and leave you feeling less stressed about your week.

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Step by Step Guide to Making Dry Oil Spray!

Cyclomethicone Dry Oil SprayHere is a step by step guide to making dry oil spray with Cyclomethicone! Be colorful!!

As we all know the wonder ingredient for sprays is what?  Yes Cyclomethicone

Cyclomethicone

Cyclomethicone is a clear, odorless silicone based oil. It leaves a silky smooth feel when sprayed directly onto the skin. Because it evaporates quickly, it’s perfect or use as a luxurious Dry Oil Spray. It works wonderfully as a fragrance carrier and is perfect for use in antiperspirants, bath salts, body sprays, deodorants, lotions and creams, hair care and linen sprays.

Here is the easiest step by step guide to making that perfect dry oil spray!

This tutorial will be showing you how to make a Dry Oil Spray, but it’s easily adaptable to many other products.

How to Make Dry Oil Spray with Cyclomethicone Recipe:

Ingredients:

Supplies and Equipment:

On a larger scale you can start with our Dry Oil Spray Kit now! It includes bottles, fine mist sprayers, and cyclomethicone.   Just add your fragrance and you’ve got everything you need!

Now let’s get started!!

Step 1: Using your measuring cup, pour in 6 ounces of cyclomethicone.pouring cyclomethicone

Step 2: Add 1 ounce of White Citrus BBW Type Fragrance oil to your container.pouring fragrance oil

NOTE:  In your dilutions, “parts” can be anything. For example; 1-oz fragrance oil to 6-oz cyclomethicone or 1-tablespoon fragrance oil to 6-tablespoons cyclomethicone, etc. It’s important to use the same measuring system for both parts.

Step 3: Stir slowly until fully incorporated. Cyclomethicone stays completely blended and crystal clear without the need for shaking.mixing cyclomethicone dry oil spray

Step 4: Slowly pour your product into your 2 ounce PET bottles. To make pouring easier, use a small funnel.cyclomethicone dry oil spray in pet bottles

Step 5: Cap each bottle with a 20/410 Fine Mist Sprayer firmly and enjoy!

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DIY – Keep Your Skin Healthy with Handmade Body Butter!

colorful bath buttersYou Will Not Reach For The Lotion — Keep your skin healthy w/ homemade body butter!

In the winter months, your skin is likely dry, chapped, and badly in need of some TLC.   Well now summer is approaching so you will need a strong moisturizer to bring it back to life, so pamper yourself with a rich, creamy body butter.   You will be able to tell the difference when you add cyclomethicone!  All this creamy butter can be made at home! New Sensations Body Butter, Cream & Lotion Emulsifier makes it easy to create your own customizable  body butter or cream. Just choose your favorite butters or oils and follow our step-by-step guide!

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Visit out Crafting Library!!

Keep going with making your own line of products for personal or business use!!!

With so many creative ingredients and tools, it’s easy for home hobbyists to create soaps and lotions that have a personal signature. From soap products with a romantic appeal or earthy look to those with a more whimsical design, the possibilities are endless.

Romance It with Color, Texture and Scenthandmade body butter

You can use highly concentrated gel colorants to create a romantic shade for body washes, soaps, lotions and shampoos. Drop by drop, you can experiment and determine the right color saturation. Choose a hyacinth gel colorant for a romantic “Gone with the Wind” look or a sapphire gel colorant for a more passionate expression. Add some creamy butters like Shea, olive, jojoba and aloe for a silky and luxurious feel. Capture love in the air by incorporating fragrant oils like sweet vanilla lavender.

Develop an Earthy Product for Naturalists

With tones of natural brown, earthy black, green and iron oxide pigments, you can create a product that is Mother-Nature perfect. Natural butters are ideal ingredients for those who prefer an earthy texture and mild odor. Kokum butter comes from the fruit of the Kokum tree and makes a great addition to skin lotions and bar soaps. Soy butter is highly refined and ideal for conditioning dry skin. Finish your soap using a well-suited butterfly or flower mold to produce a nature-inspired shape.

Spread the Seasonal Cheer with Scented and Decorated SoapsDIY soap center piece

Apple berry spice oils, autumn fragrance oils, candy cane oils, gingerbread oils and forest pine oils add a scent of seasonal fragrance to your products. With the soothing aroma of gingerbread mixed with orange peel, ginger and spicy nutmeg, users will enjoy the scent of freshly baked cookies when they wash. Autumn harvest oils deliver a delicious aroma of crisp orchard apples and fresh oranges. It’s easy to integrate nature’s best into your soap products. Add a sparkle-dust glitter for some twinkle and brilliant shimmer.

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DIY Linen Spray with Cyclomethicone and Air Freshener!

handmade fresh linen spray

Make your own Linen Spray and Air Freshener with Cyclomethicone!  It is so easy and smells so fresh!!

Keep your home smelling fresh all year round!

With school being out the kids will be running around the house, so you want your home to look and smell great for when you have guests!  But as popular as air fresheners and linen sprays are, do you really know what you’re spraying all over your home?

With cyclomethicone and our quick tutorial, it’s easy to make your own great spray in a matter of minutes so you can feel good sharing it with friends and family. This spray feels dry but helps the scent linger, so you can use it on pillows, couch cushions, table clothes, rugs, and anything else you can think of! As a bonus, it can double as a body spray!smell fresh pillows

Cyclomethicone is used in a wide variety of cosmetic applications such as antiperspirants, deodorants, lotions, creams, hair sprays, bath oils, makeup and nail polish. For making clear sprays, pour Cyclomethicone in bottle and add fragrance oil. Use in ratios of fragrance oil to Cyclomethicone from 1:3, to 1:6, or greater. Cyclomethicone blended with fragrance oils are bottled in PET containers with a fine mist sprayer. Do not use PVC as the fragrance oil will tend to breakdown and degrade the PVC.couch with cat needs linen spray

This spray can also be your best friend at times! Go ahead and refresh your linens in between washes! If you have company coming over and you don’t have time to steam the carpet and soft furnishings, just grab your spritzer of your linen spray and add freshness to the furnishings.

Be sure and visit our Crafting Library for great ideas and recipes!!

Don’t Forget Your Soap Making Supplies!!

The Chemistry Store is one of the top sellers of soap making supplies. We carry a wide selection of soap products that include moldscolorsbasesoils & more. Since 1998, The Chemistry Store has provided top notch customer service, fast shipping, and some of the best prices on soap making supplies. Find out today why so many customers keep coming back.

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