Where to start duplicating Lush’s American Pie solid body conditioner? Part four: Little Pot of Energy, version 1

As I mentioned in part two of this series, I couldn’t find an American Pie Solid Body Conditioner when I was in the UK, so I bought a Little Pot of Energy Naked Body Lotion to see if I could duplicate that one until I could find the appropriate bar. Check out this series so…...

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Woo! We can get Iselux Ultra Mild surfactant blend in Canada!

I’m so excited that Windy Point Soap Making Supplies Inc. brought in Iselux Ultra Mild Surfactant (INCI: Water (and) Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate (and) Cocamidoapropyl Betaine (and) Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate (and) Lauryl Glucoside (and) Coco-Glucoside). It’s a super mild blend of #foamybubblylathery™️ surfactants with fluffy, creamy, elegant foam and lather, like its relative, sodium … Read more

Certifying natural & organic products: ECOCERT

On Friday, April 12th, we took a look at The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil certification. On Saturday, April 13th, we took a look at at the ideas of “derived from”, minimally processed, and the use of sustainable resources. On Sunday, April 14th, we took a look at how easy it might be to be green…....

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Where to start duplicating Lush’s American Pie solid body conditioner? Part three: Little Pot of Energy, analyzing the ingredients list

As I mentioned in part two of this series, I couldn’t find an American Pie Solid Body Conditioner when I was in the UK, so I bought a Little Pot of Energy Naked Body Lotion to see if I could duplicate that one until I could find the appropriate bar. Check out this series so…...

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Discussion: “Is it natural?” Clean beauty

On Friday, April 12th, we took a look at The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil certification. On Saturday, April 13th, we took a look at at the ideas of “derived from”, minimally processed, and the use of sustainable resources. On Sunday, April 14th, we took a look at how easy it might be to be green…....

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An aside: We need to talk about Lush’s use of “fresh fruit” in their products.

We’ve been working through a potential duplication for Lush’s American Pie solid body conditioner, and we’ll continue that tomorrow, but I thought we could take a moment to look at how they incorporate “fresh fruit” into their products as it’s a question I’m asked all the time. Let’s see what they say about using these kinds…...

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Q&A: Where to start duplicating Lush’s American Pie solid body conditioner? Part two

Yesterday, we reviewed the ingredient list for Lush’s American Pie solid body conditioner. Today, let’s take a closer look at those ingredients and how we might create a potential formula for the product. Ingredients: Fair Trade Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cacao) Murumuru Butter (Astrocaryum Murumuru) Fresh Strawberry Puree (Fragaria Vesca)*, Fresh Orange Puree (Citrus Aurantium Dulcis)…...

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Discussion: “Is it natural?” Vegan, “inside out”, and non-GMO

On Friday, April 12th, we took a look at The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil certification. On Saturday, April 13th, we took a look at at the ideas of “derived from”, minimally processed, and the use of sustainable resources. Yesterday, on April 14th, we took a look at how easy it might be to be green…....

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Discussion: Have you used floral waxes? Share your thoughts!

In the April 2019 Q&A, Marina asked: Do you have any experience/information for using floral waxes in skin care products? I have some jasmine and mimosa waxes, so I want to try using them in crafting. I see recommended usage of below 10% on most places and listed properties are similar as typical waxes (film-forming,…...

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Q&A: Where to start duplicating Lush’s American Pie solid body conditioner? Part one…

In the March Q&A, Katy asked, Hello everyone! I’m just getting started out making my own products. My favorite thing right now is the American Pie solid body conditioner by Lush. I was wondering where I would begin to make something similar. The ingredients seem pretty easy until the end of the list. I’m not sure what the…...

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