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

Yesterday we took a look at steps one and two for duplicating Liz Earle’s Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser . Today, let’s take a look at steps three and four, figuring out what’s really important in the ingredient list and figuring out how much of each ingredient to use.Step three: Figure out what’s really...

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Subscriber exclusive: Potential duplication for Liz Earle’s Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser (part one, analysing the ingredient list)

P Hazel suggested we take a look at this product , so let’s start by looking at the ingredient list and figuring out what each ingredient does. (Linked ingredients will go to my blog unless otherwise indicated with an asterisk!)Click here to see my duplicating process in six steps , or to see the way...

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Weekday Wonderings: Reading INCI names

In this post, A conditioning shampoo with SCI, Synara asks: Just wondering: I only have Amphosol CG and cocamidopropyl betaine. Can I make a shampoo with these surfactants? The short answer is no. And that’s because you actually only have one surfactant because Amphosol CG is cocamidopropyl betaine as made by Stepan, and it’s such...

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Newbie Tuesday: Creating a facial toner

If you’ve been following the Newbie Tuesday facial products series, you’ll know we’ve spent the last three months making various cleansers for our skin. Let’s take a look at making toners today. What’s a toner? It’s a liquid or gel that we apply after we clean our skin to make it feel nice. I’ve seen...

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Presents for crafters: Mixing and measuring

I know it’s only a few weeks until Christmas and Hannukah (and my birthday, hint hint), so I thought I’d share some ideas for presents you could get for bath & body crafters or yourself. (I encourage you to look at this post on presents for crafters from 2014 as I have many more ideas there...

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Weekend Wondering: Measuring in drops?

I’m still working my way through my e-mail and comments. I’m currently on Novemer 19th for comments and in early November for mail. Thank you for your continued patience.  In this post, Preservatives, tafchk asks: How do you know how many drops to use for a given percentage please? The short answer is that we...

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Weekday Wonderings: How to get a gel without using synthetic ingredients?

In this post, Oil free moisturizer, Tim asks: I’m thinking of formulating a completely water-based soothing moisturising gel using natural/nature-derived ingredients. So far I’m thinking of Honeyquat for the humectant as well as a marshmallow glycerine extract a bit of extra humectant and as the emollient. The rest of it would be something like a...

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Weekday Wonderings: Did my oil turn my lovely body butter brown?

I’m slowly working my way through the comments you’ve left me over the last few months, and I’ll be posting those I think would appeal to a larger audience over the next little while. If you have a question, please comment on a relevant post, regardless of how old it might be, and I’ll do...

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