Monday, May 8, 2017

Recipes from the 2017 HSCG conference: Introduction

I had such a blast at the Handmade Soap & Cosmetics Guild's conference in Las Vegas last week with Jen from Lotioncrafter, who sponsored my workshop, and my husband, Raymond! It was an absolute honour to present a workshop there on facial moisturizers - and if you enjoyed it, don't forget to tell them so I might be asked back to future conferences! - and I'd like to share those recipes with you in a series of posts so I can explain why I'm using what I'm using and share more information about each ingredient.

I also filmed a few videos that will be up on the Guild's how-to library page shortly, and I'll let you know when that's there. 

I made four products at the conference (in 90 minutes, no less!):

Natural Calendula & Rosehip Seed Oil Lotion using Simulgreen 18-2

Sweet Almond & Pomegranate Oil Serum

Niacinamide & Willow Bark Oil Free Hydro-gel

Gigawhite & Vitamin C Quick Moisturizer using Aristoflex AVC

Let's spend some time taking a look at these recipes and why I used what I used in each one! I'll start with the niaciamide & willow bark oil free hydro-gel, a great moisturizer for those of us who don't want to use a lot of oils. (We gave out samples of the finished product at the conference! If you received it, what did you think about it?

And if this all sounds like great fun to you, consider attending a conference yourself! There's one next spring in Atlanta, Georgia, and they're coming to Canada in 2018! (I have no idea where yet, but I'll share when I know something more!)

Join me in a few minutes for the first recipe, Gigawhite & Vitamin C moisturizer using Aristoflex AVC!

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