Happy Movember!

It’s Movember, the month men grow their facial hair or get moving for 30 minutes a day to bring awareness of men’s health issues, and to celebrate, my wonderful Raymond shaving his face clean and starting all over again! Men’s products aren’t that different from women’s. They contain the same ingredients and may be exactly…...

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Modifying men’s moisturizers!

Last Friday we created the pomegranate and witch hazel moisturizer for men’s skin.  and yesterday we made a green tea & bamboo facial moisturizer. Let’s modify the first moisturizer further from being a six ingredient moisturizer to one with some fancier ingredients. It’s incredibly easy to go nuts adding things to a moisturizer, so I’ll…...

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Six ingredient lotions: Green tea & bamboo moisturizer

We created a facial moisturizer for men on Friday with pomegranate oil and witch hazel. Could we make a different version of this? Of course – there are literally thousands of different moisturizers we could make! When it comes to a man’s facial products, we want to formulate something moisturizing and hydrating that will help…...

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Six ingredient lotions: Pomegranate & witch hazel facial moisturizer for men

It seems like I can’t turn around without seeing an ad for men’s products these days. From pomades to moustache waxes to moisturizers to beard conditioners, it seems like it’s hipper than ever for men to use products. And rightly so! Men like and deserve to be moisturized and protected! I have a whole section…...

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One ingredient, five products: Gels – making an after shave gel

After shave products are all about the astringency and soothing of newly shaved skin, so let’s take a look making a gel type product! I’m basing my product on this post from the cucumber extract series from a few weeks ago. Click here to find why I used each ingredient, and click here to see…...

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One ingredient, five products: Cucumber extract in an apres shaving spray (part three) (updated)

On Tuesday we figured out how to make a apres shaving spray with cucumber extract and minimally processed ingredients, and we created the recipe on Wednesday. I thought today could be about modifying that product. Please note, these modifications will work for a variety of products, including lotions, body washes, toners, and other things you…...

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One ingredient, five products: Cucumber extract in an apres shaving spray (part two) (updated)

Yesterday we took a look at the ingredients we could use in an apres shaving spray made from minimally processed ingredients, so it’s about darned time we wrote up a recipe for this product! CUCUMBER & PEPPERMINT APRES SHAVING SPRAY HEATED WATER PHASE 58% distilled water 20% witch hazel 10% peppermint hydrosol 2% sodium PCA…...

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One ingredient, five products: Cucumber extract in an apres shaving spray (part one) (updated)

Sometimes we forget to include our menfolk when we’re making products. They need some seriously crafty love, too! So let’s take a look at making an apres shaving toner with cucumber extract. (This would also be a great soothing spray for apres shaving for the ladies as well, but we need to pay attention to…...

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What do you want to know? Making a body milk (part four)

If you’re new to this series on making a body milk and want to know more, please check out part one, part two, and part three to see where we derived this recipe and what modifications we can make! Here’s our starting recipe… BASIC FACIAL MOISTURIZER RECIPE MODIFIED TO BE A BODY MILKWATER PHASE85.5% water OIL PHASE10% oils4%…...

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Happy Father’s Day!

My dad died in 2001, so I tend to forget the exact date of Father’s Day. Please accept my apologies for the lateness of these wishes for the men who read this blog or the men in your lives! I was quite annoyed this morning to see the newspaper had written very little about Father’s…...

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