Subscriber exclusive: Duplicating Tata Harper’s Concentrated Brightening Serum

Duplicating Tata Harper’s Concentrated Brightening Serum – what’s in it? $1+ patrons Aug 7, 2016 at 10:45am Zandra suggested we take a look at this serum as a possible duplication, so let’s take a look at what’s in it. (Warning: This is really really long…) The links may take you to a variety of places,…...

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Weekend Wonderings: Not heating and holding with cold emulsifiers?

In this post on Emulthix: A light to medium weight lotion with botanicals, Emily asks:  I love the sounds of cold emulsions and have always wanted to try one, but I have been worried that there would be beasties in my oil if I didn’t heat and hold it – I’m guessing that this is overridden…...

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Weekend Wonderings: Compare and contrast Emulthix and Aristoflex AVC?

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…...

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Emulsifiers: Emulthix – a light to medium weight lotion with all kinds of botanical ingredients

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…...

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Weekday Wonderings: Can I use a solubilizer after making something with oils?

Thanks so much for supporting the blog by visiting! I can see a rise in the stats and comments already, and I appreciate it! Also, thank you for supporting us on Patreon! This month’s e-zine for subscribers will be about gels – carbomers, EMT 10, ZEN, xanthan gum, and more! I’ve been having great fun…...

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