You can find more information on suppliers in your part of the world in the FAQ section under "shopping for supplies". I get mine from Voyageur Soap & Candle in Surrey, B.C., but you can find it at loads of places!
In this post, Making a lotion for my mom, Marg asked: Can you explain why you would increase the humectant (glycerin) in a summer lotion especially in humid climates? I thought you would increase in the dry, winter months, so now I'm confused!
I increase the humectants for both the summer and the winter months around here. I tend to get really dry skin in the summer because it's hot and the transepidermal water loss in our skin increases. I add a humectant to draw water from the atmosphere to my skin to make it feel cooler and to replace that water I'm losing. Where I live, it's humid in the summer, so adding a humectant makes sense.
In the winter, we tend to have a little less water in the air, but not by a lot, so I continue to use humectants to try to get what water I can from the air to my skin.
This is an important consideration when making products - where do you live? We'll be delving into that a little more over the summer.
Six ingredient lotion with Ritamulse SCG, Megan asks, Also, have you noticed that Kukui nut oil has a bit of a weird fishy smell to it? Maybe that's why mine was on sale? I notice the smell directly out of the bottle, though it seems to dissipate after applying it to skin. It has a smell similar to linseed, which can sometimes be funky, too. (I also paint, thus my familiarity with linseed odors.)
I haven't noticed it. What about you, my lovely readers?