One ingredient, five products: Stearic acid – foot scrub bars

With summer sandal season looming on the horizon in the northern hemisphere, a lot of attention is paid to our feet. Check out this recipe for a foot scrub bar containing stearic acid. (Which can be paired nicely with the thicker foot cream with stearic acid we made last week…) A lot of the ingredients…...

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Formulating with soy bean oil: Creating a foot cream (part two)

Yesterday we took a look at the oil phase of a potential foot cream. Let’s take a look at the water phase today. What do I do with the water phase? What kinds of things do I want for feet? If I’m thinking about  hydrating my skin, I want to go with a humectant. I’m going…...

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Formulating with soy bean oil: Creating a foot cream (part one)

Yesterday we took a look at soy bean oil. I thought we could take a look at a few recipes in which soy bean oil would be a great addition! For some people, soy bean oil might be a little greasy for the hands, but it’s perfect for a body lotion or foot lotion! Let’s…...

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Body butter becomes foot cream

This is a bit of a cheating example because I’ve already formulated something from the body butter that I think would work great for really damaged feet…my husband’s very itchy body butter recipe. Many of the issues I addressed in that post would work wonders for Wanda’s feet (don’t you love a good alliteration?), but…...

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Foot lotion becomes foot cream

Wanda’s operation might have been a success in fixing her feet, but it did quite a number on her skin! Yesterday’s foot lotion is a great product for someone with normal to slightly damaged feet, but when you’ve got peeling skin, you know you need some serious help! (As a belly dancer, Wanda usually takes…...

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Body lotion becomes foot lotion

My best friend shows off her exciting foot operation. When the bandages came off, we realized she needed something pretty intense for her feet! We saw the differences between a hand lotion and body lotion, now let’s make a foot lotion! We’ll base it on the body lotion from the other day. We can keep…...

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