Skin Care

Foaming face cleanser with manuka and kumerahou

A gentle, natural foaming cleanser with manuka and kumerahou. Suitable for all skin types, but particularly for acne-prone or blemished skin due to its anti-microbial and anti-bacterial action. It is pH adjusted to the skin’s pH and contains hydrating and soothing ingredients to keep the skin’s moisture barrier intact. […]

Skin Care

Shea butter, lavender and rose geranium night cream

This amazing Shea Butter, Lavender and Rose Geranium night cream is suitable for all skin types. It is nourishing, without it being too heavy, and balances out dry and oily skins, bringing your skin back into perfect equilibrium. Wake up in the morning with gorgeous soft, nourished, and happy skin! […]


Testing emulsifiers

Making emulsions can be daunting, especially with the many different emulsifying systems available on the market. Which one should you use? How do they differ? To make things easier, I’ve tested five of the most common oil-in-water (O/W) emulsifiers available here in New Zealand. […]

Bath and body

Natural VEGAN deodorant

Palm-free, vegan, no baking soda, aluminium or harsh ingredients! Learn to make this 100% natural deodorant, which relies on the absorption powers of bamboo extract and tapioca starch, while a special essential oil blend of lime, lemongrass and peppermint combats odour-causing bacteria, keeping your armpits feeling and smelling fresh and clean! […]


Making the Masterclass Cream

Making the masterclass cream wasn’t that difficult – as long as you follow the instructions and do what they tell you. Check out the video of me making the cream and more tips! […]


Do I need expensive equipment to formulate?

Do you need to buy expensive equipment when you start formulating? Well, that depends. If you already know that you’re serious about skin care formulation, then you will need a few things. But if you are just giving it a go to see if this is something you might want to do, then let’s have a look at what’s in your kitchen already. […]


The philosophy of skin care formulation

How do you define ‘natural’? What does natural mean to you? What is your philosophy when it comes to skin care and formulation? And why should you care? Why are you using a particular ingredient? How does that ingredient fit in with your philosophy? These questions and more are discussed in lesson 1 of the Masterclass. […]