Yesterday, we took a look at how changes in oils and preservatives might impact a lotion. What else could be an issue here? Fragrance and essential oils aren’t inert ingredients: We know vanilla can make things brown, but it can also thin out a product thanks to the vanillin. This is why we may have … Read moreQuestion from Patreon: Why did this lotion fail? Part two – fragrance or essential oils and mixing
In the November 2017 Q&A on Patreon, Marta wrote, I made your Silken Vanilla Latte Body Butter (Simusol 165) a month ago without any substitutions and followed your basic lotion-making instructions. All of my lotions emulsified with BTMS-50 have been stable (as of three months – when I began all this fun). The body butter … Read moreQuestion from Patreon: Why did this lotion fail? Part one – oils & preservatives
The other day, we spent some time getting to know each of the ingredients I like for this lotion, so let’s make the darned thing already! As an aside, thanks for commenting on the previous post! BAOBAB & BABASSU BODY BUTTER WITH SIMULGREEN 18-2HEATED WATER PHASE36% distilled water10% aloe vera extract or liquid10% chamomile hydrosol3% … Read morePrepare your body for winter: Baobab & babassu body butter with Simulgreen 18-2 (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 week, we took a look at Emulthix, a cold process emulsifier. We made a nice, basic lotion with pumpkin seed oil, water, preservative, and emulsifier, then we made it a bit more complicated by adding humectants, proteins, extracts, and more! You know me, though, there’s no way I can stop there! Let’s make a … Read moreEmulsifiers: Emulthix – a light to medium weight lotion with all kinds of botanical ingredients
In this post, Monday Wonderings, eeting asks this question: I need help with troubleshooting an oil-free moisturizer (modified from Susan’s) and was hoping someone can enlighten me. Recipe:HEATED WATER PHASEWater 30%, Aloe Juice 50%, Sodium lactate 2%, Green tea extract 5%, Hydrolysed Oats 2%, Sea Kelp Bioferment 5% (Preserved with: Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Dehydroacetate). HEATED OIL PHASEBTMS conditioning emulsifier 3%, Cetyl alcohol 2%.COOL … Read moreLong Weekend Wonderings: When lotions go wrong!