Videos: Differences in thickening between Crothix and Ritathix DOE. 

We’ve been talking a bit about increasing viscosity over the last few days as we worked on a potential duplication for Bath & Body Works CocoShea Honey Shower Jelly (Member exclusive). I’ve been working with so many new thickeners over the last 2 years, and I’m getting it all together to finally share what I’ve been … Read moreVideos: Differences in thickening between Crothix and Ritathix DOE. 

Member exclusive: Potential duplication of Bath & Body Works CocoShea Honey Shower Jelly (part three)

On Monday, we obtained and reviewed the ingredient list for this product. Yesterday, we took a look at what was important and what we could leave out. Today, let’s create a potential formula for this product. Recap of the ingredient list: Water, Sodium laureth sulfate, Lauryl betaine, PEG-150 distearate, Fragrance, Decyl glucoside, PPG-2 Hydroxyethyl cocamide, Disodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Glycerin, PEG-8 Laurate, Citric acid, Laureth-4, Honey, Shea butter extract, Coconut fruit...

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Member exclusive: Potential duplication of Bath & Body Works CocoShea Honey Shower Jelly (part two)

In yesterday’s post, part one of the potential duplication of Bath & Body Works CocoShea Honey Shea shower jelly, we started analyzing the ingredient list for this product. Today, let’s look at a few other things so we can create a potential formula. When I’m duplicating my third step is to figure out what’s really...

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Member exclusive: Potential duplication of Bath & Body Works CocoShea Honey Shower Jelly (part one)

In the April duplicating post, Lisa asked if we could take a look at duplicating Bath & Body Works CocoShea Honey Shower Jelly. Sure! Let’s give it a shot! The selling point of this product is that it’s a body wash that’s a fun jelly. Not as jelly as the Lush Shower Jellies, but so jelly...

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Disclaimer: A few words about links and my relationships with suppliers

When I mention a company or provide you with a link to a shop, I’m doing it so you know where to get ingredients or to help you on your search for cool stuff. You will never find affiliate links, ads, or sponsored posts on this blog. If I say I like something, you know … Read moreDisclaimer: A few words about links and my relationships with suppliers

Discussion: What are your favourite ingredients? Top 5 oils or butters?

I was considering the discussion we had in this post – Discussion: What are your favourite ingredients? Lotions and facial products – and thought we should talk emollients! What are your top 5 oils or butters? I always tell this story in my classes and presentations…When I started making products, I’d see a formula like … Read moreDiscussion: What are your favourite ingredients? Top 5 oils or butters?

Weekday Wonderings: Is MCT the same as PEG-6 caprylic/capric triglycerides? Can I add things to aloe vera gel? Using SCI in liquid products?

I haven’t been answering many comments you’ve been leaving on this new blog because I feel that when I enter a conversation, it stops, and that’s no fun. But I wanted to return to the idea of doing the Weekend Wonderings based on your questions and comments, as well as highlight some of the cool … Read moreWeekday Wonderings: Is MCT the same as PEG-6 caprylic/capric triglycerides? Can I add things to aloe vera gel? Using SCI in liquid products?

We are upgrading so there may be some log in issues…

We hate Patreon as much as you do, so we are in the process of upgrading security of the store and creating a new way to log into paid posts. Raymond has been working non-stop since last week’s chaos, and he hopes to be done by Thursday afternoon. What this means is you may not … Read moreWe are upgrading so there may be some log in issues…