Heat-proofing our body butters by making emulsified body butters!

On Tuesday, we took a look at adding a butter with a higher melting point to our anhydrous whipped body butters, then we looked at adding fatty acids, alcohols, or esters that might increase the melting point. We increased the melting point by thickening our oils with ingredients like Lipidthix or Cera bellina, and we…...

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How can I heat-proof my anhydrous whipped body butter? Part four, using emulsifiers

On Tuesday, we took a look at adding a butter with a higher melting point to our anhydrous whipped body butters, then we looked at adding fatty acids, alcohols, or esters that might increase the melting point. Yesterday, we looked at other ways to thicken our oils and increase the melting point by using some…...

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How can I heat-proof my anhydrous whipped body butter? Part three, using oil thickeners

On Tuesday, we took a look at adding a butter with a higher melting point to our anhydrous whipped body butters, then we looked at adding fatty acids, alcohols, or esters that might increase the melting point. Today, let’s take a look at other ways to thicken our oils and increase the melting point so…...

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How can I heat-proof my anhydrous whipped body butter? Part two, adding fatty acids, alcohols, or esters

Yesterday, we took a look at adding a butter with a higher melting point to our anhydrous whipped body butters. Today, let’s take a look at adding other oil thickeners with higher melting points, like fatty alcohols, acids, or esters. Adding a solid ingredient like this can have a huge impact on the melting point of…...

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How can I heat-proof my anhydrous whipped body butter? Part one, adding butters

How can I heatproof my anhydrous body butter? It’s a common question this time of year as anhydrous whipped shea or other butters tend to liquidify in the hot summer sun at markets, while shipping, or just sitting in your bathroom in a lovely jar. Let’s take a look at a few ways we can…...

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Duplication of Beauticontrol Nutri-Rich Oil revisited, part two

Yesterday, we reviewed the ingredient list for the duplication of the Beauticontrol Nutri-Rich Oil with apricot kernel oil so we can modify the version we made in October 2017. Today, let’s look at the formula we created originally, and modify it. Kim liked this version, but we ran out of a few ingredients, so we…...

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Duplication of Beauticontrol Nutri-Rich Oil revisited, part one

We’ve been struggling with this thickening clay for weeks and have experienced fail after fail, so let’s take a look at one if my must-have products that I’ve taken on holiday with me to England. Back in 2017, I created a potential duplication for Beauticontrol Nutri-Rich oil with apricot kernel oil for a young woman…...

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Creating a decadent dry brushing oil with squalane, another hydrocarbon

Yesterday, we created decadent dry brushing oil with isododecane that had a light, non-greasy feeling with great slip, glide, and spreadability. Today, let’s take a look at making this with another hydrocarbon, squalane. A reader named Stephany asked me this question on Instagram, where you can find me as @swiftcraftymonkey: I was reading your posts on squalane,…...

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Creating a decadent dry brushing oil with isododecane with an aside about grape seed oil

I’ve been playing a lot with isododecane, that very light, non-greasy, non-polar hydrocarbon we met the other day, and wanted to share another formula we’re loving around the SwiftCraftyMonkey house during these drier winter months! I can’t believe how itchy I’ve been feeling since the humidity dropped back in December. Yeah, I know, it’s like…...

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Formula: Making a few Vick’s like products with essential oils for cold & flu season

After sharing the post yesterday – Formula: Essential oil blend that might be like Saje’s Peppermint Halo Headache Remedy – Raymond remarked that we needed more of that Vick’s like jelly as one of us is bound to be sick sooner rather than later. Then I realized I hadn’t shared this with you, so it’s time…...

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