Prepare your body for winter: Baobab & babassu body butter with Simulgreen 18-2 (part two)

The other day, we spent some time getting to know each of the ingredients I like for this lotion, so let’s make the darned thing already! As an aside, thanks for commenting on the previous post!  BAOBAB & BABASSU BODY BUTTER WITH SIMULGREEN 18-2HEATED WATER PHASE36% distilled water10% aloe vera extract or liquid10% chamomile hydrosol3% … Read more

Prepare your body for winter: Baobab & babassu body butter with Simulgreen 18-2 (part one)

Yeah, as a former English major, I love a good alliteration, but these are some of my favourite ingredients with one of my favourite new emulsifiers, Simulgreen 18-2. I made a huge batch last year for our itchy winter skin, and I’ve made so many versions of it since then as I love it so much. … Read more

Recipes from the 2017 HSCG conference: Rosehip & calendula moisturizer (part two)

On Monday, we met a new emulsifier, Simulgreen 18-2, and yesterday we created a facial moisturizer with it. Let’s spend some time looking at why I chose the ingredients I chose! We have three phases: the heated water phase, which contains anything that is water soluble and can stand heat; the heated oil phase, which … Read more

Recipes from the 2017 HSCG conference: Rosehip & calendula moisturizer (part one)

Yesterday, we met a neat new emulsifier, Simulgreen 18-2. Let’s take a look at the facial moisturizer I created for my demonstration at the 2017 Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetics Guild conference, which was very kindly sponsored by Lotioncrafter. There are so many cool things about this formula, but the best might be that all the … Read more

Emulsifier: Simulgreen 18-2 – an ECOcert and Natrue certified emulsifier

I’ve been working with this emulsifier for more than 18 months, and I’m so excited to finally share it with you!  Simulgreen 18-2 (INCI: Hydroxystearyl Alcohol and Hydroxystearyl Glucoside) is an ECOcert and Natrue approved emulsifier derived from a vegetable source (castor oil) that contains no ethoxylated ingredients. It’s a liquid crystal emulsifier that that … Read more

d-Limonene: Awesome cleansing power!

Do you avoid super happy fun creation time because you can’t stand the sight of that sink filled with greasy containers and pots? Are you sick of dishwashing liquids or cleansers that promise to cut through an oily mess but disappoint you ever time? Are you looking for a green-friendly, ecologically pleasing ingredient that can … Read more