Formulating fun! Quick key lime meringue lotion with Aristoflex AVC

Yesterday, we met lime butter (INCI: Citrus Latifolia Oil (and) Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (and) Tocopherol), which I’m using in this formula because I like it as an emollient, plus it smells amazing! Today, let’s create a light, cold process lotion using Aristoflex AVC and Penstia powder. If you’ve ever wondered what the proceeds of the five…...

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Adapting formulas to use ECOcert ingredients: Montanov 68

Originally posted to Patreon on Dec 6, 2017 at 4:33am Let’s take a look at another emulsifier we could use to make this potential duplication of a Josie Maran Whipped Body Butter more ECOcert – Montanov 68. Part one, defining our terms Part two, gelling agents Part three, all-in-one emulsifiers Part four, creating an emulsifier…...

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How can we adapt our formulas to be more natural? Creating an ECOcert emulsifier using the HLB system

Originally posted to Patreon on Dec 4, 2017 at 5:21am Yesterday, we took a look at some of the all-in-one ECOcert emulsifierswe can use in the potential duplication for the Josie Maran Whipped Body Butter, but we could make our own emulsification system using the HLB system as we did in part two of that duplication.In general,…...

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I’m like a kid in a candy store at Windy Point Soap: Making an ECOcert lotion using Olivem 1000 – a few questions & answers

I wanted to share more about the LuxGlide ingredients this morning, but I realized I left my notes at home, and I don’t have time to research it all again. Look for this in a few days… Last Sunday, we started designing this Olivem 1000 lotion with an eye to including lovely ingredients to create…...

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I’m like a kid in a candy store at Windy Point Soap: Making an ECOcert lotion using Olivem 1000 – modifying the formula

On Sunday, we started designing this Olivem 1000 lotion with an eye to including lovely ingredients to create a mostly natural, green, ECOcert, readily biodegradable, super creamy lotion. Yesterday, I shared a formula from a class I held at Windy Point Soap in Calgary on the weekend. Today, let’s take a look at a few…...

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Another installment of “for the love of God don’t make this!” – Goodful’s Homemade Gentle Magnesium Lotion – potential formulas

Yesterday, we analyzed the absolutely horrible recipe shared by Goodful for a Gentle Homemade Magnesium lotion. Today, let’s look at how we could make a safe, stable, and effective version that won’t be contaminated two days after making it. If you just want to see the formula, scroll about 3/4 the way down this post…....

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Member exclusive Q&A: Why did this lotion fail? Part two – fragrance or essential oils and mixing

Yesterday, we took a look at how changes in oils and preservatives might impact a lotion. What else could be an issue here? Fragrance and essential oils aren’t inert ingredients: We know vanilla can make things brown, but it can also thin out a product thanks to the vanillin. This is why we may have…...

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Member exclusive Q&A: Why did this lotion fail? Part one – oils & preservatives

In the November 2017 Q&A on Patreon, Marta wrote, I made your Silken Vanilla Latte Body Butter (Simusol 165) a month ago without any substitutions and followed your basic lotion-making instructions.  All of my lotions emulsified with BTMS-50 have been stable (as of three months – when I began all this fun).  The body butter…...

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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 18-2 HEATED WATER PHASE 36% distilled water 10% aloe vera extract or…...

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Weekend Wondering: What’s making my lotion sticky? (Part one)

In this post, Aristoflex AVC – light lotion with NAG, ceramides, and quaternized rice, BrNy asked: I know this is an old-ish post but thought I’d try my luck anyway. I made this lotion based off of a recipe I saw at Lotioncrafter.com but added NAG at 4% and subtracted 4ml of water (I made…...

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