Sunday, September 14, 2014

The facial products e-book is done!

The facial products e-book is done! Woo! It's 399 pages long - over 160,000 words! - and has more recipes than I can count for moisturizers, toners, cleansers of all types, scrubs, eye gels, facial sera, and more, as well as entries for extracts, preservatives, surfactants, cosmeceuticals, emulsifiers, thickeners, anti-oxidants, and essential oils, with a large oils section in the appendix.

Fun fact of the day: If this were a novel, it'd be over 800 pages long! 

Check out the table of contents to see if it contains the things you want to know the most!

If you donate $28 to our Rated T for Teen youth programs through PayPal, I'll send you out a copy of this e-book as a thank you for your generosity, as well as the preservative and oils charts. Click the button below to donate for the e-book!



What does your $28 support? All of the proceeds from this e-book go to support the Rated T for Teen youth programs Raymond and I offer at the Neighbourhood Learning Centre in Chilliwack and the Yarrow Community Centre in Yarrow, B.C. It gives us the ability to buy supplies for the groups like paper, pens, glue sticks, candle wax, surfactants, melt & pour soap, fabric, and more, as well as buying treats like carrots, vegetables, and pizza. We finally bought another sewing machine - woo! - and you'll see the results of that purchase in a few weeks when we make tote bags!

The programs are completely funded by readers like you, and we can never thank you enough for all your wonderful support. Without you, there'd be no programs! So thank you, thank you, thank you!

As a note, we used to be at the library, but we moved to the Neighbourhood Learning Centre in Chilliwack, B.C. as of September 11th! Spread the word that we've moved! 

77 comments:

Anna said...

Wihoo! I just donated. This is very exiting!

Sue Balazsy said...

Hi Susan,

Just made my donation and I'm so very excited to receive this ebook and to be helping you're youth groups at the same time, and thank you so much for all the hard work you've put into it for the benefit of us! Can't wait to starting pouring over it, so very, very excited!

Thank you,
Sue

Paul Fernhout said...

Dear Susan,
Giving to the community through your efforts and passion, your an inspiration.
We need more people like you.
Your doing an amazing job!
In Service, Paul.

Enna Vanhala said...

Hi Susan. I just made my donation. I hope it came to you. I have waited your e-book for very long time. Thank you for doing these. :)

-Enna Vanhala *Finland*

Susanna Originals said...

The book is awesome and worth ten times that amount.
I'm crosseyed from sticking my nose up to my laptop for over 300 pages!

Jillian said...

Hi Susan! I just donated. Thank you for all you do! How do I download the e-book? Do you email a link next? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Susan, I just donated. Really looking forward to the e-book, and I'm so glad the funds are going to such a worthy cause!

Thanks!!
Kim

Heather Behan said...

Hi Susan, I just donated to your very worthwhile cause. I look forward to receiving the facial products ebook and thank you so much for making such a wonderful resource available to us.
Heather

Susan Barclay-Nichols said...

Hi Heather! I can see in PayPal that you donated, but I haven't received an e-mail with your address on it. Can you e-mail me directly at sjbarclay@telus.net so I can send you the e-book? That's so weird!

Anonymous said...

I'm new to this blog site and way impressed with all you do! Looking forward to receiving the e-book for and for such a worthy cause.
Thank you,
Lee

susanvarga said...

Dear Susan,

I just donated and am pleased to do so - I work with our local teens and love it! I just found your site. WOW! Thanks for all that you do.

Susan

Abbley BEE said...

The book looks impressive! just donated. Really looking forward to the e-book!

Susan Barclay-Nichols said...

Hi Abbly BEE! Thanks for the donation. PayPal still hasn't sent me your email address so I can send you the e-book. Can you email me at sjbarclay@telus.net soon?

Andy Lee said...

Hey, I just made the donation to get the book. We went ahead and forwarded the PayPal receipt to you, just in case you aren't getting these. I am really looking forward to this book. I have studied the Second Lotions book completely. It is very well done. It has so many technique tips which have improved my lab results.

Reading the Table of Contents for the new Facial Products ebook has me quite excited! Can't wait to get it.

Andy Lee

Ashley Delorme said...

Hi Susan!

Just stumbled across your blog and I am blown away. Is there a way to donate other than PayPal? And are the ebooks PDF files or do I have to have an e-reader? I don't have an e-reader so I'm hoping PDF is possible!

Looking forward to all this learning!

Susan Barclay-Nichols said...

Hi Ashley! No, unfortunately there's only PayPal as I don't have any other way of taking funds. And it's a PDF, so you can read it on your laptop, e-reader, tablet, phone, and so on!

Jake Shin said...

Hi, Susan...
Here's another interesting book!
I'm sure that I can enjoy with this book again!!!

Regards,
Jake.

Denise Ages of Beauty said...

Just made a donation and can't wait to receive the book!!!

Sheerblissja said...

Thank you for sharing. I just donated to the worthy cause, looking forward to the e-book.

Anonymous said...

I just sent in my donation. Can't wait to receive your Ebook and charts!! Table of contents is awesome!

Jodi said...

Just donated. Can't wait to get this ebook! Thanks so much, Susan!

Natacha Peperstraete said...

Hello Susan, I just donated. Can't wait for another wonderful ebook! Thanks a lot, Natacha

Ann F. said...

Hello Susan,
This is Ann Fisher, from Soapbox. I donated for the facial book on January 6th, but haven't received the e-book. Not sure if you have my email address, it would be ann@soapbin.com.
Thanks,
Ann

Susan Barclay-Nichols said...

Hi Ann! Check your spam box as I send all books out within a few hours of receiving the donation. Let me know if it isn't there

Ann F. said...

Hi Susan,
Ann Fisher again. I did check, I am afraid it isn't there!
Sorry to be a pain!

Susan Barclay-Nichols said...

Could you please send me a copy of your receipt by email and I'll forward it to you again!

Ann F. said...

Got it, thanks so much!!!!!

Kath Collard said...

Just donated, cannot wait to get my hands on the ebook and start being inspired, motivated and creative. Thanks for all your hard work. Cheers Kath

Tracy Carlin said...

I just made my first donation to your youth groups. What your providing to both your readers and community is outstanding. I've been a faithful reader for a couple years now and learned so much from you. I'm happy I could give back in some way and I look forward to many more in the near future. Thank you for everything you do Susan!

Jen Hurst said...

I have just donated twice to receive two different books. I've been playing around with all sorts of anhydrous recipes for a couple of years and am ready to move on to other things! So glad to be supporting a great cause and a Canadian!
Warmest regards to you!
Jen

Susan M. said...

Hi Susan!
I love, love, love your blog! Learning so much, have lots of questions, and just keep on reading! I just donated and looking forward to your new e-book! Thank you so much for all you do, and all you share!

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan, I have just donated and am really looking forward to receiving your EBook. Moira.

Deb Manning said...

Hello, I have been lurking around for months now! I have to say that I'm so impressed with this blog, I find myself visiting daily!

I just donated, and am anxiously waiting for your book! I love that you do this for a worthy cause!

Just in case there is an issue with receiving an email to send it to: deb@shabiskincare.com or dkaylu@yahoo.com.

Thanks again, Deb

Summer Knight said...

Hi Susan,
Love your wit and can't wait to dive into the new ebook! How nice it feels also to be donating to a community.
Thank you oodles for all your great information, it really helps when it's all in one place ;)
Summer

Patricia Mirka said...

Hi, I'm interested in all E-books, I guess I'm just asking if I can donate a full amount and receive all of them? Thanks so much

Susan Barclay-Nichols said...

Hi Patricia! Sure! I think it's $128 for all five e-books! Thanks for considering a donation to our groups!

QueenBee said...

Hi Susan
Brilliant site- I'm so glad I found you! Donated for the facial products book- looking forward to that!
I hated chemistry at school, but now I'm keeping bees and making creams soaps balms etc.. I need to know stuff- your blog makes it fun and informative!
Can you help please?
I want to include honey and wax (possibly propolis when I learn how to process it) into my products. Wax isn't a problem, but honey is more difficult unless you want soap… (Even then it can make it explode!)
I assume it’s because honey has water in it that makes it problematic in creams. If I calculated honey as 17% water surely I could include it in the water phase? I would add a preservative so what is the difficulty- why do people think it’s such a problem? I have no background in science (although my husband and daughter are both biology teachers!) so may be missing something obvious?

Anyway, thank you again- I will flag your site on the Plush Folly student site (UK), as I'm doing 2 E courses on soaps balms etc. and perfumes, so your site has been a real help.

Great work with the kids too- good luck with all you do

Cathy AKA Queen Bee!

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Susan Barclay-Nichols said...

Hi Cathy! Check out this post - Honey: using it in our products for more information.

Naddawan Jansri said...

I am a fan from Thailand.
Your blog is very interesting.
Just donated!
Look forward to reading your E-book.

Gloria Gangi said...

Hi I have just donated and am looking forward to the book

Nika said...

Hi Suzan,

I've been reading your blog, and just bought a book and, to be honest, I think you should charge us way more:)
Your knowledge is so in-depth and your advice is so helpful... You're an amazing person for giving it away.
If my cosmetics ideas will ever get me anywhere, I promise I'll return a favour!

Juan Alfaro said...

Hi Swift,

I have just donated to buy the Facial product e-book. My email is bananin003@hotmail.com I will be waiting the ebook. Many thanks

tai snow said...

Hi Suzan
I have three children they have skin problems, oil, acne, large pores, I know this book will educate me thank you!
I have donated to buy the facial product e- book,my email is ( snowtai218@gmail.com )

ann ji said...

Hi Suzan,

I just paid the donation for the facial ebook. my email is cbann10@gmail.com

thanks.

Pankaj Chhangani said...

Hi I just donated, cannot wait to read the book. My email address is pankajctoo@gmail.com

Diana Lopez said...

WOW Impressed with the content. Already made the donation. Expecting de E book. Thanks
Gracias

Anonymous said...

I just donated. This is very exiting!
Thanks

olabowale omolade said...

The content is mouth watering! I just made a donation. Can't wait to have my e book! So excited.

Susan Barclay-Nichols said...

Hi olabowale! I see you donated, but it didn't give me an email address. Weird, eh? Can you email me your address and I'll get it out in a few minutes. Sjbarclay@telus.net

Susan Barclay-Nichols said...

Hi olabowale! I still can't get your email address from PayPal. Please send me your address!!! This happens once every few months, and you're apparently the victim this time! Write me soon!!!

Linnhild said...

What a lovely initiative. I have donated to your course! My email is lhhetland@gmail.com Looking so much fwd to reading your e-book :)

Bianca said...

hello I try to make the payment but it says that my debit card is not ok for this tranzactiona - it's a visa. I have enough money on it....so can you help me?
Thanks

Caitlin Matteson said...

Hello! I just donated. How do I receive the ebook? Will you send me a link to download it?
Thank you
Caitlin

Kostas Tsimenidis said...

i have made a donation. Waiting the book. Thank u
Konstantinos

Jeannette Juroff said...

I just donated!Loofahllc@gmail.com is my email

Louise said...

I just donated via my husbands PayPal. His email is tonchk101@aol.com. Looking forward so much to receiving you're book. Thank you.

Ruth Powell said...

Hi! I just donated via Pay Pal. My address is incorrect on there so I am hoping that the e-book will be sent to my email address instead. :-) Thank you! Ruth

Magdalena said...

HI there,

I have been trying to donate but keep getting internal error message. Not sure if my being in Australia has anything to do with it. Is there any chance that I might obtain the banking details to do a money transfer?

Your book is just what I have been looking for. I am very eager to get it!!

magdalena3337@yahoo.com

Susan Barclay-Nichols said...

Hi Magdalena! Did you get any resolution on this matter? I don't know what the internal error message might be. I have loads of people donate from Australia, so it's not a country thing. Is there something I can do?

Joy Uyelumo said...

Hi Susan, am happy about this and have just donated.can't wait to receive the e-book. joyuyelumo4u@gmail.com

Anna Reid said...

I've just donated! Cannot wait to get developing. (deathcandy[at]live.co.uk)

random thoughts said...

Hello ma'am, I made a donation a few hours ago; I've also emailed you using my hotmail account (ciaoman1@hotmail.com).

Susan Barclay-Nichols said...

Hi Randon Thoughts! Thank you so much for your kind donation to our youth programs. I've just sent you the e-book now. Sorry it wasn't sooner, but I was sleeping as you donated a little before midnight my time. I hope you enjoy the e-book!

Soughtout said...

Hi again Susan,

It appears that others are emailing their receipts to you in order to obtain the Facial Product e-book. Please tell me how to contact you for that purpose.

Susan Barclay-Nichols said...

Hi Soughtout! You can email me at sjbarclay@telus.net, an email address found in the upper right hand of every page on the blog. Have you donated and not received the e-book? I'm afraid your screen name gives me no hints as to who you might be. (Check your spam in-box as some people have their filters turned up high enough to screen me out.)

Scola Phimbas said...

Hi ma, pls how do I pay for the Ebook, Scola from Nigeria

Melanie Wilhelm said...

Susan you are such an inspiration, I'm in awe every time I come to your blog. I've been obsessed for a couple weeks now and have had some great success with a few recipes. I doubt I will ever purchase retail shampoo or conditioner again as I have curly, frizzy, dry, blonde hair that would love to be washed in oil if that was possible (I'm getting closer), I love that I can formulate for MY hair type. Thank you for all of this amazing information, my brain is on overload so I've purchased one ebook and will continue to do so until I have them all. Your time and commitment to these teens makes my heart smile and eyes water xoxoxoxo.

Sheila Munro said...

Hi there, I have just found this blog and am so glad that I did. I have had a few failures with emulsifiers and have been looking into the chemistry of them to ensure I can prevent similar accidents in the future (well reduce them probably).

The e-book looks great, so I have made the donation and look forward to receiving it when you get the notification. Thanks so much for all the information that you share and for sending these donations to a worthy cause instead of keeping them.

Susan Barclay-Nichols said...

Thank you for your kind words, Melanie and Sheila. I'm going through a really hard time in my life, and it means so much to me that my work has been helpful to others! I love the idea that you're making your own products and loving them!

Beth said...

I really need to come here more often! I love your work and am happy to donate to the youth groups.

Thanks for all you do for the indie community as well as the youth in your own community.

Izabela Gannon said...

Hi Susan, I just donated $28, I would be incredibly happy if you still can send me your e-book about formulating facial products.
I love reading your blog, I learnt a lot from it!
Please do not stop doing this!
Izabela Gannon
My email: vedicartlove@gmail.com

Izabela Gannon said...

Hey Susan, thanks for this amazing blog, I learnt a lot from you!
I made a donation and I will be very happy if can send me your e book about facial formulation.
Vedicartlove@gmail.com
Izabela

Susan Barclay-Nichols said...

Hi Izabela! I've sent it twice now to two different addresses! Thanks for donation!

Jizzy said...

Hi Susan, thank you so much for the amazing gift that is this blog, and may God bless you for the efforts you make in giving back to your community! I just donated and am very much looking forward to downloading the facial products ebook and going to town on the information contained therein! All the best to you!

Jiselle.

Barbara said...

What a great blog! I just donated and can't wait for your ebook! Thank you so much for all you do!
My email is wrightb@frontiernet.net

Barbara

Barbara said...

Hi Susan. Your blog is amazing! I've just donated and am looking forward to your ebook. Thank you so much for all you do!
Much love and laughter,
Barbara