Weekday Wondering: How to make a lotion bar less greasy?

In this post, It’s that time of the year again: Lotion bars, Tonya asks: I am experimenting with lotion bars and have a question about tapioca but greasiness- I guess would be the the actual question.My most recent mix of ingredients includes these variations. My question is how do I get the tapioca starch to...

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Sorry for the silence!

I hope you and yours had a great Christmas or are enjoying a lovely Hannukah! I’m sorry for being so quiet this last few weeks, but, as you probably know, we lost my mom in October and I’m still trying to make it through each day without melting down. I’m an only child with no...

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New e-zine! This isn’t your father’s shaving book: Men’s products (part one), and a new e-zine for my Patreon subscribers

I’ve just put out my men’s e-zine, This isn’t your father’s shaving book (part one), if you’re interested in purchasing it. Click here for the table of contents or click here to buy it! Click here to see all the e-zines I’ve put out this year as well as my e-books! I put these e-zines...

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Newbie Tuesday: Creating a facial toner, part two

Last week we started making toners. This week, we’ll modify them using some of the interesting ingredients we can get from our suppliers. As an aside, there’s nothing wrong with a simple toner of rose water or witch hazel plus preservative. Simple can be just as awesome as super and ridiculously complicated, so don’t stress...

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Subscriber exclusive: Quick note for anyone trying the initial recipe for the Liz Earle duplication

If you like Lotionpro 165 (aka Simulsol 165) , try using it in this recipe for the Liz Earle duplication . It’ll create a lighter feeling lotion like the one I made with Simulgreen 18-2. Use it at 4% in the heated oil phase: You don’t need to make any changes other than that.As a...

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