Duplicating FCTRY’s Unicorn Snot (part three, sodium carbomer)

On Monday, we reviewed the ingredient list for a potential duplication of this product,  and yesterday we created a prototype recipe using Sepimax ZEN . Today, let’s take a look at how to make this product using pre-neutralized sodium carbomer.Sodium carbomer is a pre-neutralized ingredient that allows you to make gels without having to add...

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Duplicating FCTRY’s Unicorn Snot (part two with Sepimax ZEN)

Yesterday we took a look at the ingredients for this oh-so-lovely sounding glitter gel . Today, let’s take a look at how to make it. Step four:  Figure out how much of each ingredient to use. Ingredients: Water/Aqua, Alcohol, Glycerin, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Carbomer, Methylparaben, Epoxy Resins, Propylparaben, Sodium Hydroxide This is...

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Attention all Canadians: Check out this conference in June 2018!

I cannot express my excitement enough, so I’ll just use a string of vowels to share my joy: EEEEEEEEEEEE! The Handmade Bath & Body Guild (Canada) is partnering with the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild (US) to bring us a conference in June 2018 in Toronto, Ontario! If it’s half as much fun as the...

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Question from Patreon: Why isn’t my toner spraying properly?

On Patreon, Susan asks: My question is regarding toners and the spritzer bottle.  I have been making your toner recipe (from Newbie Tuesdays) with distilled water, rose hydrosol, witch hazel, glycerin, sodium lactate, allantoin, cucumber extract, chamomile extract, and liquid germall plus – % same as yours (I’m in the midst of moving, so my...

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Questions from Patreon: How to make fragrances last longer?

On my Patreon site, there’s a section for questions and answers each month. Since Patreon is a massive pain in the bum to navigate sometimes, I’m posting the questions and answers here for everyone to read. I hope you enjoy these over the next few days! In May, Catherine asked: What is the best “fixative”...

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