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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An aside…Conditioners become shaving products (part 2)

I like to make a conditioner-like shaving lotion as well…(originally from this post) SHAVING LOTIONOIL PHASE3% Incroquat BTMS or cetrimonium bromide2% cetyl alcohol2% jojoba oil2.7% shea, fractionated coconut, or other light oil2% phytokeratin or other hydrolyzed protein1.1% silk protein HEATED WATER PHASE5% aloe vera (increase to 10% if you like)80.7% water1% hydrovance or other humectant…...

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An aside…Conditioners become shaving products (part 1)

Conditioners make awesome shaving products, and you don’t need to make many tweaks to get an awesome product that offers post-shaving moisturizing! You can use any of the conditioners we’ve made with cetrimonium bromide or BTMS-50 as shaving products…but let’s tweak them to make them even more skin friendly. I love adapting conditioner bars to…...

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