Wow, thanks for visiting! Updates on e-zines and posts

Given how long I’ve wanted to write about surfactants and how timely it is given all the new visitors to the blog thanks to my Facebook post about not making shampoo bars with sodium coco sulfate as the pH is too high, I’m writing this monthly e-zine on surfactants. As usual, I’ve been so engrossed...

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I need your input!

HI everyone! Oh my gosh, have I fallen down quite the rabbit hole or what? I started working on the duplication for the month, Drunk Elephant’s LaLa Retro Whipped Cream, and realized it worked to bring together a number of things I’ve been working on for a while, including how to making primers, using liposomes,...

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Updates!

Hi everyone! I’m in the middle of the first of two duplications I hope to offer this month for Drunk Elephant’s Lala Retro™ Whipped Cream. This is a long one – I had to stop at 6,617 words as I’m getting kinda tired and the pain’s kicking in – as I can’t find some of the...

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Updates on all kinds of things!

First, thank you for continuing to join us here on the new blog! As of this morning, all the posts that were on the old blog are on the new blog! Woo! Thank you, Raymond! Unfortunately, the comments didn’t come over, so if you want to see if there were any, you’ll have to visit...

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You know you’re a hardcore formulating geek when…

…you lay awake thinking how you might design a fictional product you see see on TV, in this case a whisky infused lotion offered to Ron Swanson on Parks & Recreation during a bachelor party. I’m thinking something like the Aristoflex AVC lotion or Sepinov EMT 10 cream gel would be ideal for this kind…

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Open thread: What’re you thinking?

It’s been weirdly arid where I live, but getting adequate moisturizing is a nearly impossible task! Sasja’s developed a taste for oils, butters, and lotions, and if I apply it before I go to sleep, she licks my hands all night. So I have to make a choice – a good night’s sleep or moisturizing...

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A few thoughts about mixing…

It’s not a good idea to mix emulsified products like lotions or conditioners by hand. A lot of emulsifiers require high shear mixing or mixing with something like a stick or immersion blender. Mixing by hand won’t get the same results, and you may see a decrease or increase in viscosity or a lotion fail....

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You may have noticed there have been a bunch of posts over the last few days…

We’re trying to get some essential things over from Patreon to this blog, so yesterday Raymond worked incredibly hard to get a whack of posts that relate to duplicating products here in anticipation of a duplicated product I have planned for a few days starting tomorrow. Thank you, Raymond, you awesome husband! You may also...

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Sorry for not posting, open thread link, and fragrance ideas!

Hi everyone! I’m sorry for not posting the last few days, but I’m in a lot of pain with the muscle spasms and even holding my iPad up to type is too much for a post that requires links and such. I am doing everything I’m supposed to do, and it is getting better, but...

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Happy 9th birthday to the blog!

It’s the 9 year anniversary for the blog today. Hooray! I know I started the blog earlier than that, but today was the first day of its life as a bath & body blog instead of something I created for the kids in my youth program. If you had told me I’d be doing this...

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