Subscriber exclusive: Potential duplication of Vasanti® Brighten Up!® Face Rejuvenator (part two)

Yesterday we analyzed the ingredient list for this product . Today we’ll figure out how much of each ingredient we should use, then come up with a prototype duplication recipe.Step four: Figure out how much of each ingredient to use . (Visit yesterday’s post to see more detail about each ingredient and links to the...

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Subscriber exclusive: Duplication of Vasanti® Brighten Up!® Face Rejuvenator (part one)

In the February duplicating post,  Kristin asked if we could take a look at duplicating the Vasanti® Brighten Up!® Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator*.  Let’s take a look at this product and where we might start with a prototype recipe.If you’re curious about the steps I follow to duplicate a recipe, please click here.  Step one: Get...

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My new e-zine: Cold emulsifiers

I’ve just released my newest e-zine, Using cold emulsifiers: Aristoflex AVC, Emulthix, and Sucragel AOF. If you’d like to see the table of contents, click here. If you’d like to buy it for $13.00, visit our new site to buy e-zines & e-books! I’m so excited about this new site because you can buy something,...

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Plumping peppermint & jojoba oil lip scrub

On Wednesday we looked at making a fractionated coconut oil lip scrub. Yesterday, we altered the recipe to be all about the jojoba oil and peppermint essential oil. Today, let’s look at an anhydrous or non-oil containing ingredient we could add to this recipe. Confession: I’ve been playing with so many active ingredients over the...

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Jojoba & peppermint lip scrub

Yesterday we tried a pear coconut lip scrub; today, let’s take a look at changing a few things! The original lip scrub my best friend loves contains jojoba oil and peppermint essential oil as the flavouring, so I thought I’d try that. As per yesterday, I took my regular boring ol’ white sugar for a...

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Yummy pear coconut lip scrub!

As we continue to spend all our freakin’ time working on getting the links to the PDFs working on the blog, please enjoy this post on making a lip scrub!  My best friend, Wanda, is in love with a certain company’s lip scrub, which seems to consist of a few ingredients like jojoba oil, peppermint,...

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Subscriber exclusive: Potential duplication for Lush’s Shower Smoothies (addendum)

Before we conclude this series on duplicating Lush’s Shower Smoothies – if you missed it, click here to see the most recent post  and the links to the other parts – I wanted to address the ingredient lists you’d find in other products of this nature at Lush.If you were interested in duplicating the African...

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Subscriber exclusive: Potential duplication of Lush’s Shower Smoothies (part four)

Potential duplication of Lush’s Shower Smoothies (part four) Patrons only Mar 19, 2017 at 1:46pm So far we’ve reviewed the ingredient list, looked at the suggested usage rates for each ingredient, and created a prototype recipe using the stearic acid/triethanolamine emulsifier . Today, let’s take a look at using Polawax for the emulsifier.We use Polawax...

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I know the links to the PDFs aren’t working

Thanks for letting me know. As I wrote in the previous post, I know they aren’t working and I’m trying to figure it all out because I haven’t done anything to Dropbox to cause this. I know the search has changed as well, something I mentioned in the previous post. I can’t change that, lamentably....

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I’m still alive…

Hi everyone! I’m still alive, albeit a little beaten up by what I think is another bout of the stomach flu. The last year in our lives has been hell, and I’m finding I get sick really easily and bounce back from even the smallest upset really poorly. I really have no resilience at the...

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