Subscribers exclusive: Potential duplication of Josie Maran Whipped Body Butter – part three

Next up, the water soluble ingredients. We have water, aloe vera, glycerin, Sepinov EMT 10 and xanthan gum, decyl glucoside, comfrey leaf extract, green tea extract, white tea extract, allantoin, panthenol, and sunflower seed extract.If you’d like to read more about these ingredients, please visit part one of this duplication series.   I like to...

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Subscriber exclusive: Potential duplication of Josie Maran Whipped Body Butter – part two

Yesterday, we took a look at the ingredient list for a potential duplication of Josie Maran Whipped Body Butter. Let’s take a look at creating the emulsifier for this product today.We need to figure out how much of each ingredient to use in the product based on what we know about each ingredient and the...

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Do you need to measure the pH of your products? If so, do you need a meter, or can the strips work just as well?

We took a look at various pH meters yesterday, so let’s ask the most important question of all today – Do you need a pH meter? And what’s the advantage of using a pH meter over pH strips? The first question should be – Do you need to measure the pH of your products? If you’re making … Read more

Prepare your body for winter: Baobab & babassu body butter with Simulgreen 18-2 (part two)

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 more

Prepare your body for winter: Baobab & babassu body butter with Simulgreen 18-2 (part one)

Yeah, as a former English major, I love a good alliteration, but these are some of my favourite ingredients with one of my favourite new emulsifiers, Simulgreen 18-2. I made a huge batch last year for our itchy winter skin, and I’ve made so many versions of it since then as I love it so much. … Read more

Subscriber exclusive: Potential duplication of L’Occitane Almond Supple Skin Oil (part three)

On Saturday, we reviewed the ingredient list for this product. On Sunday, we created a potential duplication formula for this product, but we are missing one of the key ingredients – oleyl alcohol – so we have to thicken this some other way. The blend is too thin and will pour out of the bottle...

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