Creating a light hydrating summer body milk with Olivem 1000 – part one

On Thursday, we met a new-to-me oil, tamanu oil! Let’s take a look at how we might use this in a lotion! As a note, I find the smell too strong to use in huge amounts in an anhydrous product, like a lotion bar or whipped butter, but you could certainly use it in those…...

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Q&A: Where to start duplicating Lush’s American Pie body conditioner lotion? Part three: Prototype formula

So far we’ve reviewed the ingredients list, took a quick aside to talk about self-preserving lotions and hurdle technology; and thought about how much of each ingredient to use. Today, let’s make a prototype formula for this American Pie Body conditioner lotion!   We’re following the basic lotion making instructions for this formula. 1. Weigh…...

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In Cosmetics: Fluffy textures

Over the last year, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking and writing about the sensory characteristics of our ingredients and products, so In Cosmetics was a huge, moveable feast of textures and sensations. This one was interesting! My awesome convention buddy, Nanette Vaughn of NV&O, noted that if she had made something that looked…...

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Babassu, coconut & quinoa hand and body lotion becomes botanical bounty of extracts

We had fun formulating this babassu, coconut & quinoa hand & body lotion at Windy Point Soap Making Supplies in Calgary in November – click here to see yesterday’s post – but I thought it’d be fun to make a few changes because, you know, I can’t leave well enough alone! I love love love…...

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From my classes: Babassu, coconut & quinoa hand and body lotion

I’ve been wanting to share this formula with you since my return from Calgary in mid-November, but I’m always so swamped with other things. I’m taking a break from the gel series for a few days… Cold, windy, snowy winters might be all picturesque and stuff, but it can do one heck of a number…...

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Some questions you had about Olivem 1000 lotions…

I’m trying to make more time to read and respond to your comments, but I find I normally get a few minutes in when someone asks a really interesting question, and it becomes a five part series instead of a three minute response! Here are some great questions I saw in the comments this morning……...

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Member exclusive Q&A: What’s the deal with the emulsifier, Crodex A (INCI: Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Sodium Lauryl Sulfate), which we might find in Lush products?

In the January Q&A on Patreon, Tash asked: I found something that’s a bit intriguing, and couldn’t find a reference to it anywhere on your blog. This is a bit of weird product I’m scratching my head over. It seems archaic when compared to some of the nice e-waxes that have appeared lately : Crodex A: (Cetearyl…...

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Member exclusive Q&A: Trouble shooting a Simulgreen 18-2 lotion

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