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LisaLise offers custom cosmetics and formulations using predominately plant-based ingredients

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Infused oils - All Natural Scents



If you are developing products for sensitive skin or people who prefer a more subtle fragrance, infused oil can be an excellent option.

Here is a peek at an infused oil getting ready to be added to a custom product for a special customer. She happens to love a whiff of vanilla in her moisturisers, so this will become a natural scent element in the face serum I am creating for her.

If you are interested in ordering a custom product with me, please visit this page.

Overview of Natural Preservatives - a Free E-Book



There are so many people who have asked me and my colleague Rebecca Wright about natural preservatives : which are the best, most recommended or most suitable to use?

We wish we could give you a one-size-fits-all answer, but choosing the right preservative is always formula specific. Rebecca and I both recommend studying manufacturer information before deciding which preservative to choose.

To this end, we have complied a free E-book of manufacturer information and pertinent articles about natural preservation. Click the button to download your free copy.

Happy Natural New Year!



Happy New Year!

I’m off to get gussied up with my natural make-up and dressed to party with good friends to ring out the old year and ring in the new.

Next year is looking exciting already, but more on that when we’re finished with this one.

Thanks for sticking around this year and peeking over my shoulder as I work. I hope you’ll want to continue in 2019.

Meantime - have a Happy New Years Eve!

Snowy Coconut Cream Bars



This year has been full of projects - one of which you see pictured above. It has been a blast working on developing all the shampoo bar for the latest book with my colleague Rebecca Wright.

And I find it only fitting to share a bit of snowiness with you in this wintery month, so here’s the whitest, coco-nuttiest shampoo bar from the book: Coconut Cream Shampoo Bars.

These were developed with a nod to steady customer of mine who is in love with anything coconut. I’ve already wrapped up a couple and tied a pretty red bow on the package.

Shh! Holiday secret!

Ho Ho Ho!

Merry Hibiscus - How to Pronounce the Danish Letter Ø



It’s ‘little Christmas Eve’ in Denmark tonight (yes, really) and everyone is preparing for family get-togetherness and cozy time. This often includes a hot Scandinavian drink.

Gløgg is a traditional drink that translates to ‘mulled wine’, and while this picture is not mulled wine but a hibiscus infusion, the color is quite similar.

You’ll find a recipe for mulled wine you if you visit this post at the Drink Blog.

Now, as to pronouncing the name gløgg - the hardest part is that funny O with the slash through it in the middle of the word.

If you can pronounce that letter, you can pronounce the rest of the word. So in the spirit of Merry Hibiscus-ness, I’m going to teach you how to pronounce the Danish letter Ø.

Follow these steps:

  • Say HER out loud

  • Don’t pronounce the H

  • Stop before you finish saying R

  • That’s how you say Ø

  • Now say gløgg

(did it sound a little bit like ‘glerg’ ?)

Then you said it right!


Lump of Charcoal Eye Pencils



Proponents of Christmas stories say you will get lumps of coal in your Christmas stocking if you have been bad that year.

Here’s the kind of coal lump I’d be happy about receiving: a charcoal colored eye pencil.

This one is made using a base I developed earlier this year (and featured on this blog right here), and the pigments is a mix of oxides and micas.

I make my own eyebrow pencils – partly because I get itchy eyebrows from most commercially made products (yes, really) and because I gave up trying to find the right shade of anything years ago.

After years of practice, it’s now much easier to make my own, so this is little charcoal gift is just for me.