Newbie Tuesday: Gels, gels gels! Lavender & chamomile oil free gel moisturizer for normal skin types

You shared your opinion here, by e-mail, and on my new Facebook page for the blog, so we’ll be spending a few more weeks on creating gelled products with Ultrez 20 and Sepimax ZEN.  Last week we took a look at adapting a toner to become a gelled toner by incorporating Ultrez 20 into your recipe....

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Subscriber exclusive: Duplicating the Deva Curl No-Poo Decadence Zero Lather Ultra Moisturizing Milk Cleanser (part three)

Thanks for joining me for part three of this duplication. Please check out parts one  and part two  to see how we arrived at this theoretical recipe!To complete the recipe, we need to figure out how much water we need. As every recipe should equal 100%, we add up all the ingredients, then subtract from...

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Subscriber exclusive: Duplicating the Deva Curl No-Poo Decadence Zero Lather Ultra Moisturizing Milk Cleanser (part two)

We took a look at the first two steps of duplicating a product for the named product above  – what a long name – so let’s take a look at steps three and four.Step three: Figure out what’s really important in the product  Water (Aqua, Eau), Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Isopropyl Palmitate, Behentrimonium Chloride, Laureth-4, Vitis...

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Subscriber exclusive: Duplicating Deva Curl No-Poo Decadence Zero Lather Ultra Moisturizing Milk Cleanser (updated)

In the September duplicating post , Dora asked if we could take a look at duplicating the Deva Curl No-Poo Decadence Zero Lather Ultra Moisturizing Milk Cleanser*. (Wow, that’s one long name!) Sure! Let’s see what this product is all about!Two points of interest before we start: One, I really do pay attention to every...

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New e-zine: Winter skin care products

Wow, there’s been such a great response to the Green & Natural Emulsifiers e-zine! Thank you so much! Part two will be coming at some point this year, I promise! I’ve just put out my new e-zine on making and adapting skin care products for winter, which you can buy here or on my e-books...

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