We’ve had some fun with coffee butter over the last month. We made a whipped vanilla latte coffee butter for National Coffee Day in September, and made a pumpkin spice latte with Aristoflex AVC last Thursday. I thought I’d alter Thursday’s formula to include one of my new favourite ingredients, Penstia powder (INCI Name: Adipic … Read morePumpkin spice latte lotion with Penstia powder
Check out this quick, cold emulsifier lotion using coffee butter! (I’m not able to type much due to my arm injury, so please do a search for the ingredients that you see underlined in these handwritten notes.) A massive thank you to Lisa for taking the time to type all of this out for us … Read moreMmm…pumpkin spice latte lotion!
Yesterday, we took a look at a formula submitted by BrNy to see what could be making her lotion sticky. Today, we’ll see what we can do to reduce that skin feel. Here’s the ingredient list again: Glycerin, resveratrol, n-acetyl glucosamine, water, sea kelp bioferment, niacinamide, dl-panthenol, allantoin, liquid Germall Plus, fractionated coconut oil, and … Read moreWeekend Wonderings: What’s making my lotion sticky? (part two)
In this post, Aristoflex AVC – light lotion with NAG, ceramides, and quaternized rice, BrNy asked: I know this is an old-ish post but thought I’d try my luck anyway. I made this lotion based off of a recipe I saw at Lotioncrafter.com but added NAG at 4% and subtracted 4ml of water (I made … Read moreWeekend Wondering: What’s making my lotion sticky? (Part one)
Last Monday, we met a new, cold process conditioner I bought from Making Cosmetics called Ice Hair Restore (aka Gracefruit’s EasyMix Smooth or Jeesperse CPCS). Last Tuesday, we made a hair conditioner with it, then modified that on Wednesday into a more intense conditioner my best friend coined the Pineapple Express Intense Conditioner. Let’s modify … Read moreIt’s too hot to craft: Cold process hair conditioners – part four with ICE Hair Restore
On Monday, we met a new conditioning agent called ICE Hair Restore (aka Jeesperse ICE T CPCS or Gracefruit’s EasyMix Smooth). And yesterday, we made a nice conditioner with it. But you know me – I have to play – so let’s take a look at another version I’m loving! PINEAPPLE EXPRESS INTENSE CONDITIONER83% distilled … Read moreIt’s too hot to craft: Cold process hair conditioners – part three with ICE Hair restore
Yesterday, we met a new hair conditioning ingredient, ICE Hair Restore (aka Jeesperse ICE-T CPCS or EasyMix Smooth from Gracefruit) INCI: Cetearyl alcohol (and) behentrimonium chloride (and) polyquaternium 37. It doesn’t need to be heated and held to work, so it’s perfect for these ridiculously hot days when going into your workshop to formulate with … Read moreIt’s too hot to craft: Cold process hair conditioners – part two with ICE hair restore
Is it possible to make hair conditioners without heating or holding? Why are you even asking this question? What madness is this, Swift? I bought this cold process hair conditioning ingredient – called Ice Restore at Making Cosmetics* – INCI: Cetearyl alcohol (and) behentrimonium chloride (and) polyquaternium 37 – that appears to be a product … Read moreIt’s too hot to craft: Cold process hair conditioners – part one with ICE Hair Restore
I hate summer. I hate the heat, I hate the sun and the way sunscreen makes me break out, I hate the mosquitoes and having to smell like Off, I hate the humidity that makes my hair frizz uncontrollably, I hate sweating all day, and I hate that I complain so much about hating summer. … Read moreIt’s too hot to craft: Introduction
In this post, Emulsifiers: Emulthix, Srjnm asks: How would you compare Emulthix and Aristoflex? I know you have worked with both these cold emulsifiers. When would you use one over the other or what are the pros/cons of each? Which one do you like best? Thank you for sharing your experience with these ingredients. I’ve been … Read moreWeekend Wonderings: Compare and contrast Emulthix and Aristoflex AVC?