Creating a light hydrating summer body lotion with Olivem 1000 – part three, thickening with fatty alcohols, acids, and esters

Earlier this week, we met a new-to-me oil, tamanu oil! On Friday, we created a summery body milk with this oil with a ton of humectants to give our product a quick break kind of feeling, then we made the lotion using three variations on the formula. Today, let’s take a look at how we…...

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

Earlier this week, we met a new-to-me oil, tamanu oil! Yesterday, we created a summery body milk with this oil with a ton of humectants to give our product a quick break kind of feeling. Today, let’s make that lotion before considering a few ways we could alter it with thickeners, oils, and rheology modifiers…....

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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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Formulating Fun! Modifying the Saje Psoria Ease Healing Treatment Lotion with a fatty alcohol

Way back in January, I shared with you this potential duplication for Saje Psoria Ease Healing Treatment Lotion. There were four parts to this series – analyzing the ingredient list, part one and part two, a prototype formula, then a modified formula – but I had to add a part five! I really liked that formula, which…...

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Potential duplication of Saje Psoria Ease Healing Treatment Lotion (part four)

Thanks for joining me for part four of this potential duplication. On Saturday, we took a look at the first part of the ingredient list, and we looked at the rest of the ingredient list on Sunday. We figured out and made a prototype formula yesterday, so let’s take a moment today to gather some…...

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Potential duplication of Saje Psoria Ease Healing Treatment Lotion (part three)

Thanks for joining me for part three of this potential duplication. On Saturday, we took a look at the first part of the ingredient list, and we looked at the rest of the ingredient list yesterday. Let’s figure out what we’ll use in the prototype so I can go shopping and get supplies! Let’s break the…...

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Potential duplication of Saje Psoria Ease Healing Treatment Lotion (part two)

Thanks for joining me for part two of this potential duplication. Yesterday, we took a look at the first part of the ingredient list. Let’s take a look at the second half so we can figure out a great place to start our potential duplication. Glyceryl stearate SE: And here’s our stabilizer. You can use…...

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Potential duplication of Saje Psoria Ease Healing Treatment Lotion (part one)

While she was Christmas shopping, our wonderful daughter, Emrys, ventured into Saje, a “wellness shop” that carries all manner of lotions and potions that’s just opened up in a mall near us. Her boyfriend suggested they buy a lotion called Saje Psoria Ease Healing Treatment Lotion, but she wanted to make it instead! Woo! Let’s get…...

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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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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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