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

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A look inside the LisaLise lab with product how-to's, tips, sneak peeks, and more.

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Orange Peel Infusion

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This was a little test infusion to see if orange peel could overpower the inherently vinegar-y smell that vinegar has. I chose organic oranges for the job as the thought of infusing something that might contain pesticides isn’t the most appealing to me.

Eight oranges were washed, dried, carefully peeled, added to a container of vinegar, and allowed to brew for about a week. Just opening the lid of the container was enough to confirm that orange peel can indeed overpower the vinegar smell and transform it to a fresh, vibrant orange scent with a lovely sunny color.

Next up: testing this solution in a few products.

Instructions on making vinegar infusions for cosmetics are included in this E-book if you want to give this a try.

Make Something Fabulous

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There is a thriving community of artisan cosmetics makers who are also handcrafting and using their own extracts in both skin and haircare products. With the many possibilities botanical ingredients offer along with the range of solvents to choose from, it’s no wonder the age old practices of capturing the power of plants are seeing a renewed interest with the green beauty revolution generation.

Instagram seems to be the place to be for sharing creative ideas and products of this type – the inspiration is positively addictive! If you’re on Instagram and making extracts for your cosmetics, please feel free to tag me (@lisaliseskincare) and show me what you’re working on!

Thank you for sharing the passion!

Are you curious to know a bit more about making extracts? Visit the shop and have a browse around for e-books that will show you how to get started making your own.

Playing With Clay

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Pictured: illite clay in 2 colors. It is quite common to confuse the different types of cosmetics clays, and it’s quite understandable. Clays are not always correctly labelled and even a distributor can be (unintentionally) misinformed by a supplier.

After a fair bit of research and digging, I’ve procured some real Brazilian clay and will be adding it to the collection on this mini-guide to cosmetic clays. as soon as I finish testing (read: playing around with) it.

Meantime, there will be quite a bit of clay playing going on at the Essential Formulation course I am currently teaching at Tisserand Institute. Creating facial masks is lesson 7 and I am looking forward to it immensely.

Let the clay begin!

The All Natural Deodorant Plant

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This is an amazing little slice of nature. Not only do these herbs grow wild around the globe, but they provide numerous other benefits. Cleavers (Galium aparine) are useful in several ways. The fruits (those round growths you see up there) can be dried, roasted and used to make a drink that is quite similar to coffee - complete with natural content of caffeine.

Among many other benefits, Cleavers is said to even offer anti-aging properties. And although the anti-aging bit has my interest, it is the all-natural deodorizing capabilities of this humble herb that has captured my full attention.

If you’re interested in learning more about cleavers (and the numerous other wonderful herbs and plants that surround us and provide health benefits), visit Medical Herbalist Vivienne Campbell at The Herbal Hub.

And if you want to try making your own all-natural and preservative-free deodorant with cleavers, there are 3 different formulas to choose from in this E-book. They are pictured below to the right of the book.

No Soap Cleansing - A Different Solution

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Ever since I developed and started blogging about my no soap cleansing bars several years ago, the idea has caught on and spread around the globe. It has been a thrill to see how many people have taken to the concept of no soap facial cleansing. The many comments and emails I have received from people who have tried my formulas have not only warmed my heart, but confirmed to me that no soap cleansing works.

The idea of cleansing the face without soap may seem odd, but for many folks with sensitive, troubled, dry or mature skin, it seems to be a very effective and gentle solution.

If you want to give a single formula a try, there’s one in the shop for a very modest price.

5.00

This is an INSTANT DOWNLOAD single formula from the book Working With Shea Butter.

The download includes

  • introduction

  • tips about equipment

  • what you need to get started

  • formula with step by step instructions for making your own oatmeal and clay no-soap cleanser

  • tips on storage

  • instructions for use

Ingredients needed to make this product: Clay (pink, white), Cocoa butter, Almond oil, Shea butter, Castor oil, Oat powder

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All Natural Bourbon Vanilla Flavor

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Here is a peek at a lip balm I keep getting requests for: all-natural bourbon vanilla. This is a relatively simple lip balm formula with handcrafted vanilla-infused oil. The flavor and scent are all natural and luxuriously delicious and probably what makes my clients, friends and family keep asking for more.

If you want to try making your own vanilla-infused oil, there is a free how-to on the main blog right here.