How can we adapt our formulas to be more natural? An introduction to define some terms

In part one of our duplication of the Josie Maran Whipped Body Butter on Patreon, Lindy asked: What an interesting project! I was extra excited to see a green duplication as I try to stay within the bounds of Ecocert ingredients, and I thought Josie Maran did as well. Then I saw the a few...

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Subscribers exclusive: Potential duplication of Josie Maran Whipped Body Butter – part three

  Next up, the water soluble ingredients. We have water, aloe vera, glycerin, Sepinov EMT 10 and xanthan gum, decyl glucoside, comfrey leaf extract, green tea extract, white tea extract, allantoin, panthenol, and sunflower seed extract.If you’d like to read more about these ingredients, please visit part one of this duplication series.   I like...

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Subscriber exclusive: Potential duplication of Josie Maran Whipped Body Butter – part two

  Yesterday, we took a look at the ingredient list for a potential duplication of Josie Maran Whipped Body Butter. Let’s take a look at creating the emulsifier for this product today.We need to figure out how much of each ingredient to use in the product based on what we know about each ingredient and...

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Do you need to measure the pH of your products? If so, do you need a meter, or can the strips work just as well?

We took a look at various pH meters yesterday, so let’s ask the most important question of all today – Do you need a pH meter? And what’s the advantage of using a pH meter over pH strips? The first question should be – Do you need to measure the pH of your products? If you’re making...

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Testing pH meters – let’s compare a few!

I’ve been talking a lot about testing the pH of our products as it’s so important when we start using different surfactants, conditioners, and active ingredients. I purchased three pH meters from Amazon. I chose them according to the reviews I saw left on the site. My goal is to calibrate each of them and...

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