You look at your labels but what does all that jargon really mean? Not much as it turns out. It took me wanting to start a skincare business to begin to scratch the surface of what these catch phrases mean. And they don't mean what we think they do. All my opinions have changed, and will continue to change as I learn more! Which is as it should be.
Let's make a VERY simple lotion! A very simple and easy recipe to follow to make an all purpose hand and body lotion. My feet love it!
How do you make your own sunscreen? Is it even possible? Where is that information hidden? Why can't I make my own sunscreen? Is it safe?
Another DIY project from The Scrub Me Down Kitchen! Morning Moringa Magical Mask! A quick and easy way to wake up your face!
What's going on in the Scrub Me Down Kitchen these days? Check it out! July 2017 Newsletter, read it for your chance to win a 500rmb gift!
What an epic black hole Marie's blog is. If you are truly a DIY junkie (as in you actually have a dedicated room in your house and it spills over to take over the kitchen table, the TV shelving unit and more or want a dedicated apartment for DIY projects), I would strongly suggest checking... Continue Reading →
We have been experiencing some techincal issues here for the past few days over all the devices we commonly use. Please bear with us while we sort them out. If you have been in contact and have not heard back from us, we appreciate your patience! We shall be back to posting regularly as soon... Continue Reading →
One of the worst things you quickly learn when making and selling your own skincare/ cosmetics is that your standards are usually higher than your customers. Our current eye and face serum recipes are wicked. They are an emulsified product which means they are oil and water based serums that are loaded with goodies and... Continue Reading →
Since we've started this blog, I've posted a fair bit about soap. But, there is a big difference between our two current soap options. CP soap- cold process soap MP soap- melt and pour soap There are other types of soap, but these are the two types we deal with at the moment. CP soap,... Continue Reading →
Good morning! And welcome to the Scrub Me Down Kitchen. Today we are going to something completely different! We are going to walk you through making your own lip gloss from scratch. This lip gloss will be in a stick that you can toss into your purse for a beautiful summer shimmer and light tint whenever... Continue Reading →
From dealing with labs who cannot be bothered to reply, to dealing with customers and finalising recipes, maybe two years is not enough time!
Being the boss vs being the teacher. When I first came to China I really didn't want to be a teacher let alone owning my own school. But that is exactly what happened. Having your own school has its advantages and disadvantages like; not enough free time to do the simple things. Simple things like... Continue Reading →
As most of you are aware, the plan is to one day have our own little shop where The Scrub Me Down Kitchen never has to close! That's the dream. Will it happen? Here's hoping! Since the future is uncertain, who knows if this little shop will be in China, or in another country. And... Continue Reading →
Let me first start off by saying, Happy Skin Toner smells pretty rank. And rather than try to cover the smell or hide that fact, let just set the record. It stinks. Like vinegar. Because that's one of the ingredients! When I first went about looking at more natural ways to get rid of my... Continue Reading →