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The Retail Store is now OPEN and we have some new products! May 03 2017, 0 Comments

Come and visit us in our new store!  You'll find us at:
14-6125 12th Street SE in Calgary.  

Store hours:
Tuesday & Wednesday 10am - 6pm 
Thursday 10am - 8pm,
Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday Noon to 4pm.
The store is closed on Mondays but the warehouse is running, so if you are wanting to pick up your order, you simply need to go to the back door.

We've added three new Crafters Choice soap bases in 2lb containers:  Hemp, Shea Butter, and Three Butter.  We've also got some new colours coming!  Not sure when exactly as Canada Customs has been holding on to them since April 23 for a secondary inspection.  DHL is working very hard to get the shipment released so we hope to see them in the next day or so.

New home for Windy Point! March 28 2017, 2 Comments

Wow are we every overdue for a blog update!  So, here's the latest info on the Big Move.

After 2 days of packing and moving, and then 2 days of unpacking and putting stuff away, our fabulous new warehouse is up and running!  Next up will be the retail store and classroom.  We are waiting (im)patiently for the store fixtures to arrive and hope to be open by the Easter weekend.  Our official Grand Opening will be on the May long weekend.  

Now that we're settled in our own space, we are able to offer a pickup option for those of you that are local to us.  Until the retail store opens, pickup times will be Monday - Friday, 9am to 3pm, weekends by appointment.


Stainless Steel Bath Bomb Molds & 3 new fragrances! August 29 2016, 0 Comments

We have brought in two sizes of stainless steel bath bomb molds.  These are the only molds you'll ever need as they are corrosion resistant and can stand up to tapping if that's what's needed to release your product from the mold.  You will find them here.

We've added three more new fragrances just in time for Fall crafting:

Gingerbread - just like the cookies that Grandma bakes!

Apple Jack N' Peel - cinnamon and apple mixed with orange clove

Peppermint Candy - a nice strong pepperminty fragrance


New! Silicone Molds and some other neat stuff August 17 2016, 0 Comments

We have some great new Crafters Choice brand silicone molds now in stock!

The Rectangular Basic Silicone Mold is perfect for folks who want uniformly shaped bars.  This mold will give you 4 x 5oz bars of soap.

We have two new guest sized molds.  The Round Guest Silicone Mold will give you 6 x 1.5oz bars.  This mold is also great for solid lotion!  The Square Guest Silicone Mold will give you 6 x 1.8oz bars.

The Rectangular Column Silicone Mold is a two piece mold that holds 44oz of soap.  Because it is two pieces, your soap is easy to remove from the mold.

We've brought in Propylene Glycol as another humectant choice for your skin products.  Propylene Glycol is also used in some recipes for transparent soap and melt & pour soap.

Who loves purple?  We do,  so we've added a very pretty Lilac Purple Glitter.  Look for more fabulous glitters coming soon!


We have some new packaging! August 03 2016, 0 Comments

We've got some shrink bands!

For your lip balm tubes, we now have 28x63mm Shrink Wrap Bands with a perforated top.  Not only will this prevent unwanted testing from customers, but it will also protect your label and keep it adhered to the tube.  

For your soap, we have 102mm x 102mm (4"x4") shrink wrap bands. These awesome bands are perforated for easy removal.  The ends are open so the customer can still smell your soap.  

We've also got 4"x6" shrink wrap bags.  These bags are only open on one end so you can pop in your soap or other product, hit it with some heat and completely seal the package.

And on the subject of heating, we've brought in 16oz Heat and Seal Ziploc bags, perfect for bath salts, fairy dust, and other powdered products.  These awesome stand up pouches have a silver back and clear front for easy viewing.


Christmas in July! July 14 2016, 0 Comments

We have added some great new fragrances and glitter to get you ready for fall Christmas markets, as well as Colloidal Oatmeal:  
New Fragrances!

  • Spiced Cranberry - A classic holiday scent! Tart cranberry, warm cinnamon, and spicy clove dappled with droplets of sweet mandarin orange
  • Alpine Frost - Like a walk in the woods on a frosty December day
  • Crackling Firewood The warm glow of crackling warm woods blended with a hint of sweet raspberry and vanilla.
  • Christmas Wreath - Deck the halls with notes of fir, pine needles and orange
  • Frankincense A holiday tradition - this fragrance is a blend of frankincense, patchouli, and cedarwood.
  • Santa's PipeA cozy scent with notes of cherrywood, raspberry, vanilla and tobacco.
  • Pink Sugar - Sweet delectable cotton candy essence with hints of jasmine and musk.
  • Mistletoe Type - Resinous pine with pineapple and rich woods.
  • Orange Cranberry - Fresh squeezed oranges kissed with tart cranberry.

Glitter!

 


Phenonip - Our newest preservative July 09 2016, 0 Comments

For anyone making anhydrous body butter or scrubs, we now have an oil soluble preservative for you!  It is also an excellent choice when you are using a lot of natural or botanical ingredients like extracts and hyrdosols as it is a very powerful preservative.

Phenonip is a broad spectrum preservative.  For lotions, the suggested usage is to put half of the required Phenonip in your water phase and the other half in your oil phase.  

If you'd like to read more about Phenonip, please visit Swift Crafty Monkey's blog post here.  


Lower prices on Micas! April 27 2016, 0 Comments

We've cut the prices on our beautiful mica colourants.  And did you know, we only package our colourants in jars?  No messy little ziploc bags to fight with because I don't know about you but I always lose the battle.  As gorgeous as these colours are, I'd rather not wear them unintentionally!  

These micas don't morph in CP and we know this because we test them all first.  They are just as lovely in your finished soap as they are in the jar.

Happy soaping!

Michele and Keith


Here's the "scoop" on some new products April 10 2016, 0 Comments

We've brought in some really cute wooden scoops to add some pizzazz to your packaging of bath salts, fairy dust and other scoopable products.  

Olivem 300 is an ester derived from Olive Oil.  It is water soluble and a great addition to skin care and hair care products.  Our favourite blogger Susan (Swift Crafty Monkey) has some great information on this product which you find here.

Cera Bellina is a hydrophilic derivative of beeswax.  It's solubility and safety are similar to beeswax, and it's suitable for sensitive skin.  It's know for it ability to impart a smooth, satin-like feeling on the skin, and it can be used an emulsion stabilizer.  It works wonderfully in lip balms and solid lotion bars.  

We now have another size of shallow metal tins.  In addition to the 1oz and 2oz sizes, we have now added a shallow 4oz size.  If 4oz is the size you'd like but you'd prefer a deeper tin, we have that too.  Check out our 4oz deep metal tin.

Next week we will adding a couple of new lip balm flavours just in time for spring markets!

 


New packaging has arrived! February 07 2016, 0 Comments

We have some beautiful new low profile clear jars in a 4oz size and an 8oz size with your choice of black or silver flat gloss lids.  These beautiful jars are great for packaging creams, body butters, scrubs, etc.  You will find them here:

4oz jar with black lid
4oz jar with silver lid
8oz jar with black lid
8oz jar with silver lid

We also have new 4oz deep round metal tin which is perfect for balms, lotions, candles and candies!

We have also added a clear, 1oz push up tube, perfect for anything solid:  lotion bars, massage bars, deodorant etc.


Latest and Greatest Product Additions December 20 2015, 0 Comments

Here are the latest products to arrive!  

Isopropyl Myristate:  Looking for something to lessen the greasiness of your oils and butters?  Give this lovely ester a try!

Kokum Butter:   a nice substitute for cocoa butter.  Check out thisEmulsified Scrub recipe using Kokum Butter from our favourite blog:    http://swiftcraftymonkey.blogspot.ca/2014/12/experiments-in-workshop-using-kokum.html

Cocoa Butter - Crude:  This cocoa butter has not been refined or deodorized, therefore it has a strong cocoa/chocolate scent.

Argan Oil-Virgin:  a very nice oil for lotions, creams and of course hair care products.

Rosehip Oil-Extra Virgin:  Rosehip Oil is used in high-end creams and lotions that promote healthy skin.  It is highly recommended for use in cosmetics, and hair and skin care.

New colours for Bath Bombs - LAKES!

We now have Blue, Red, Orange, and Yellow in stock.

Happy crafting!

 


New Products December 08 2015, 0 Comments

We are continuing to add more new products to our growing online store!  We have added two new carrier oils, Sunflower and Safflower, that are also wonderful additions to skin care products.  We also have two new essential oils:  Cinnamon Leaf and Clove Bud.

Next week we will have Kokum Butter and Crude Cocoa Butter, plus Strawberry Flavour Oil for lip balms.

We have a new supplier for our melt and pour bases.  We are now beginning to stock Stephenson bases.  The white is already in stock and next week the clear arrives.

Happy crafting!!

Michele and Keith


More New Colours! December 03 2015, 0 Comments

We have added some great new colours to our ever-expanding line up!

Here is our latest neon - Purple:

The new micas:

Mica - Blue VioletBlue Violet

Mica - Jade GreenJade Green

Mica - Light YellowLight Yellow

 

Mica - Purple Violet Purple Violet

Mica - Red BlueRed Blue

Mica - Silver GreySilver Grey

 


Seven New Colors! May 10 2015, 0 Comments

We have seven great new colors, just in time for summer!

Mauve

 

Blue Green

Orange Red

Dark Green

Ocean Blue

Flash Blue

 

 

Magenta


New Summer Scents April 21 2015, 0 Comments

The flowers are starting to bloom and the trees are getting leaves here in Calgary which makes it the perfect time to introduce three new summery fragrance oils.

Blueberry Fragrance Oil brings the summery scent of fresh blueberries with a hint of sweetness.

Bubblegum Fragrance Oil is now competing with Orange Creamsicle at our house as the all-time favourite.  This Bubblegum Frangrance smells just like Hubba Bubba.  Sweet and pink and juicy!

Citrus Mist Fragrance Oils is a delicious blend of lemon, lime, and orange, offset with with mid notes of jasmine, rose, camphor and eucalyptus.  A zesty blend for citrus lovers!


New Fragrance Oil April 12 2015, 0 Comments

Get ready for summer - Manchurian Dragon Fragrance Oil is now on our shelf.

This fruity fragrance oil is a sweet blend of summer fruits with a hint of sweet musk and vanilla.  It's like sweet fruit with a twist!

 

 


Our newest Micas have arrived! April 10 2015, 0 Comments

And WOW are we excited by these six stunning new colors!

We tested the micas in CP soap (coconut, palm and pomace olive oil) and they all stayed true during the saponification process, leaving us with beautifully colored soaps.  We couldn't be happier, because let's face it, there is nothing worse than unwrapping your soap after 24 hours to find a completely different color than what you expected.

So here they are:

Cobalt Blue

Magic Violet

Saffron

Dark Yellow

Fresh Green

Magic Red

We will be adding more fabulous micas in the coming weeks so stay tuned!

 


New Fragrance Oil, plus Sodium Lactate 60 March 28 2015, 0 Comments

We have added Sodium Lactate 60 to our product line.  This is a 60% sodium lactate solution in water.  Easy to add to CP soap with no melting required.  Use at 1 tbsp per 454 grams (1 lb) of oils to make your bars harder unmold easier.

Neroli Fragrance Oil has arrived.  This beautiful fragrance smells just like the essential oil.  Lovely in creams and lotions, and will not discolour or accelerate trace in CP soaps.


New 12 oz clear jar and Cream of Tartar March 22 2015, 0 Comments

Now in stock - Cream of Tartar.  This fine powder is a key ingredient in many bath products, including Solid Bubble Bath Bars.

Also now in - 12 oz/350 ml wide mouth, clear PET jars with silver lids.  This elegant jar is perfect for showing off whipped sugar scrubs, bath salts, etc.


Ingredients for Solid Bubble Bath Bars February 28 2015, 0 Comments

We have the surfactants you need to make awesome solid bubble bath bars.  While there are many recipes floating around the internet, the best one we've found is on Etsy:  DiY Bath Shop  

For this recipe you will need 

SLSa - Sodium Lauryl Sulphacetate - brand name Lathanol LAL  a fine white, mild high foaming surfactant to add lots of bubbles to your solid bath bars, bath bombs, or bath salts.

Coco Betaine - brand name Amphosol CG -  a liquid surfactant made from 100% coconut ois.  Adds great foam stability and wetting properties to your bath products.


Foaming Bath Butter & New Exfoliants now in! February 22 2015, 0 Comments

Looking to add some scrubbing action to your products to slough away dry, dead skin?  We have two new exfoliants for you!

Pumice Stone Granules - Superfine:  fine enough for even your face, this ground volcanic rock is a great addition to creams, lotions and scrubs.
Apricot Shells Exfoliant:  all natural, these finely ground apricot seeds are ideal for soaps, lotions, scrubs etc.

 

Foaming Bath Butter is all the rage right now and we've got it in stock.  This versatile product can be whipped to double its volume and then used to make shaving soaps, parfaits, scrubs, etc.  

This weekend we have been testing some fantastic new colourants.  We've made 18 1lb batches of soap and are thrilled with the colours we have tested.  They've all stayed true to the sample with no colour changes during the saponification process.  Yay!  Keep an eye out for pictures of the samples.  We will be placing an order for many of these colours and hope to have them in stock by mid-March.

Cheers!

Michele and Keith


More New Products! February 14 2015, 1 Comment

Happy Valentines Day!  We have added some "sweet" new products to our inventory.

FRAGRANCE OILS

Honeydew - smells just like a freshly cut honeydew melon.  Great on its own, or pair it with Ruby Grapefruit, or Cucumber.
Cucumber - fresh, crisp and green.  A great scent for spring/summer.
Vanilla Cream - sweeter than our regular vanilla, just like French Vanilla ice cream.  Phthalate free!

 

SOLUBILIZERS:

Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil 
Polysorbate 20 (Tween 20)

Coming next week - Exfoliants!

 


We found an awesome site we think you should check out! February 04 2015, 0 Comments

Happy Wednesday!

Many of you may have heard of the DIY Bath and Body Shop, but if not, here is the link to the Etsy store:  https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/DIYbathandbodyshop?ref=shop_sugg  

Sandra (a fellow Albertan!) has spent countless hours formulating, testing, and designing some AMAZING recipes. Her e-books are second to none, with very detailed instructions and pictures so you really can't go wrong.  We've purchased a couple of her e-books already, and will be purchasing more.  She gets rave reviews for all her recipes and creations.  Here is a link to the Facebook page of the DIY Bath and Body Shop.  Sandra is also a vendor member of the Canadian Guild of Soapmakers, Chandlers, and Cosmetic Crafters.

Check out Sandra's sites - you'll be glad you did!


Newest Products February 01 2015, 0 Comments

February 1, Super Bowl Sunday already!    We've been busy shopping here at Windy Point.  Here's what's arrived:

LIQUID OILS

Hemp Seed Oil Unrefined - a popular oil for cosmetics with a dark green/brown colour and earthy fragrance.
Soya Bean Oil - pale yellow in colour, this light oil is a favourite among massage therapists and soapers alike.

 ESSENTIAL OILS - NATURAL BLENDS

With the sudden rise in price of some Citrus Essential Oils, we have started to bring in Natural Blends. Natural Blends do not contain any synthetics, artificial flavours or aromatic compounds.  They are all natural, but are NOT considered therapeutic.  Natural Blends are an economical alternative for scenting soaps and cosmetic products.

Bergamot Natural Blend Essential Oil
Lemon 5 Fold Natural Blend Essential Oil

GREEN CLEANING

d-Limonene  A natural solvent and degreaser, this is a must have addition to your cleaning ritual.  

BATH SALTS

Himalayan Pink Salt
Dead Sea Mineral Salt - Coarse
Dendritic Salt

 

We've got more great products on the way and as soon as they arrive, we'll update the Blog.

For now, happy crafting!
Michele and Keith