Member-to-member super happy wonderful sharing & caring post (July 2019)

Welcome to the July 2019 member-to-member sharing and caring post an open post for you to share your thoughts, ask questions, share formulas, and generally connect with other people on this blog. One of the reasons I went with Disqus was to allow posts with pictures or videos or links of all sorts so we could share...

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Heat-proofing our body butters by making emulsified body butters!

On Tuesday, we took a look at adding a butter with a higher melting point to our anhydrous whipped body butters, then we looked at adding fatty acids, alcohols, or esters that might increase the melting point. We increased the melting point by thickening our oils with ingredients like Lipidthix or Cera bellina, and we...

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How can I heat-proof my anhydrous whipped body butter? Part four, using emulsifiers

On Tuesday, we took a look at adding a butter with a higher melting point to our anhydrous whipped body butters, then we looked at adding fatty acids, alcohols, or esters that might increase the melting point. Yesterday, we looked at other ways to thicken our oils and increase the melting point by using some...

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Q&A quickie: What can I substitute for BHT in an anhydrous facial oil?

In the June Q&A, Amy asked, I’ve got a question for ya! I’m duping Elf’s nourishing facial oil, it’s a fairly straight forward dupe. My question is about the BHT, is it really necessary? I’m thinking that they added to extend the life of the oils, but would something like rosemary oleoresin be a more...

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Q&A: How can I stabilize the colour of products with watermelon extract?

In the June Q&A, Anna asked, I formulate 99-100% natural products, and love color, so I’ve been using natural colorants in my products, such as glycerites, watermelon powder (Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract from Formulator Sample shop). My general formula is: hydrosols, distilled water, allantoin, sodium lactate, glycerite (or watermelon powder), natural chelating agent-PA3 (Sodium...

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