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

Earlier, we took a look at steps one through three for duplicating a product. Let’s look at step 4, figuring out how much of each ingredient to use.We decided that the 1% or less line was probably after the oleyl alcohol but definitely before the fragrance. One problem I have here is that I can’t...

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

As I was so limited last month with having the arm pain of doom, I am hoping to get a few duplications this month. As I’ve been asked about this one so many times, I thought it was time to post it!In the September duplicating post, Raffaella asked if we could take a look at...

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From the pages of Patreon: How do I emulsify silicones and oils?

In the Q&A thread for October on Patreon, Lisa asked: I’m trying to emulsify silicones and oils. They keep separating. No water phase. Just silicones and oils.  Silicones and oils don’t mix. Although we consider them both oil soluble in lotions – for instance, when we are thinking about emulsifying something in a hair conditioner … Read more

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

In the September duplicating post, Kathy suggested we try making our version of the Josie Maran Whipped Body Butter. This is a lovely looking, oil in water lotion filled with all kinds of oils and other emollients for dry skin.The first step is to get a complete ingredient list.  INGREDIENTS FOR SWEET CITRUS: Aqua (Water)**(and)...

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