Creating a shampoo bar from scratch: Exfoliating botanical extracts

As we saw yesterday, there are all kinds of different botanical extracts we can add to our shampoo to make it just that little bit more awesome! Today, let’s add some exfoliating extracts to help with dandruff or dry skin. The goal is to use extracts and ingredients that cause desquamation or the process of … Read more

Creating a shampoo bar from scratch: Botanical extracts

If this is the first post you’ve seen on this topic, we’ve been working on it for a while. Here’s the list so far… Making shampoo bars with sodium coco sulfate: Duplication of the Lush Jumping Juniper shampoo bar Surfactants: Sodium coco sulfate or SCS Creating a shampoo bar from scratch: Powdered surfactants Creating a … Read more

Member exclusive Q&A: What should be the pH of our finished products for willow bark extract?

In yesterday’s post, we started a discussion on the pH of our products when using AHAs. Today, let’s take a look at willow bark as per Marta’s question in the January Q&A! I’m a big fan of willow bark extract as it contains all that lovely salicylic acid, but it’s far easier to use in...

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Question from Patreon: How to include many extracts in a product? How to include powdered extracts? How to deal with the colour?

On my Patreon feed, Laura asked: Question about botanical extracts: I want to avoid using liquid extracts because mane contain Phenoxyethanol and my clients DO NOT want it. Nor do they want Sodium Benzoate. There are not many available preserved with Leucidal Liquid. I do use some powdered extracts, but they tend to not dissolve, settle … Read more

Member exclusive Q&A: How to use many extracts in a product?

In June’s Q&A thread, Laura asked: Question about botanical extracts: I want to avoid using liquid extracts because may contain Phenoxyethanol and my clients DO NOT want it. Nor do they want Sodium Benzoate. There are not many available preserved with Leucidal Liquid. I do use some powdered extracts, but they tend to not dissolve,...

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Newbie Tuesday on Friday: Using botanical extracts in your facial cleansers (part three)

As we saw in yesterday’s post and Tuesday’s post, we can use all kinds of lovely botanical extracts to take our facial cleansers from great to mega-super-lovely-awesome! If you followed the shopping list for this series, you would have purchased rosemary and chamomile for oily skin, chamomile and green tea for normal skin, and chamomile … Read more