New e-zine! This isn’t your father’s shaving book: Men’s products (part one), and a new e-zine for my Patreon subscribers

I’ve just put out my men’s e-zine, This isn’t your father’s shaving book (part one), if you’re interested in purchasing it. Click here for the table of contents or click here to buy it! Click here to see all the e-zines I’ve put out this year as well as my e-books! I put these e-zines … Read more

Subscriber exclusive: Quick note for anyone trying the initial recipe for the Liz Earle duplication

If you like Lotionpro 165 (aka Simulsol 165) , try using it in this recipe for the Liz Earle duplication . It’ll create a lighter feeling lotion like the one I made with Simulgreen 18-2. Use it at 4% in the heated oil phase: You don’t need to make any changes other than that.As a...

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Subscriber exclusive: Duplication for Liz Earle’s Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser (part five)

I made a version of this product the other day with Simulgreen 18-2 , and it was a very light and airy product. I was quite shocked by just how light it felt with all that cocoa butter and cetearyl alcohol, so I thought I’d try a version with Polawax and and another with Incroquat...

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Subscriber exclusive: Potential duplication for Liz Earle’s Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser (part four)

I’ll post a few variations on this recipe over the next few days. As I didn’t have the sorbitan stearate and polysorbate 60 – I’ll order some shortly, I promise! – I went with Simulgreen 18-2*, (INCI: Hydroxystearyl Alcohol and Hydroxystearyl Glucoside) an all-in-one emulsifier that I’ve been using a lot lately. I’m really enjoying...

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Subscriber exclusive: Potential duplication for Liz Earle’s Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser (part three)

Let’s take a look at how to create the prototype recipe for Liz Earle’s Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser using the HLB system .Click here for part one  or click here for part two .  As I mentioned in the previous posts on this topic, this lotion uses polysorbate 60 and sorbitan stearate as...

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