If you learn one correct English thingie today…

make it this one… It’s – not the possessive. It means it has, it was, it is – the apostrophe makes it a contraction, not a possessive. If you can break the word down into it has, it was, it is then you’ll use this version. Its – the possessive. If you are talking about…...

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Duplicating products: Lush’s Dream Cream

Sonja suggested that we take a look at Lush’s Dream Cream as a possible product to duplicate, so let’s review the ingredients. As usual, click on the links to read posts on those ingredients. Before you go any further, I’ve created a new version of this formula using a stearic acid-triethanolamine emulsifier like the one…...

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Why didn’t I use the HLB system to create the lotion in the Garnier product?

You’re probably wondering why I didn’t use the HLB system to create the lotion in the Garnier product. Let’s take a look at it! The only oils we really have in the mix are the IPP (I’m using it at 1%) and the fatty alcohols. I’m going to use 3% cetearyl alcohol but you can…...

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Duplicating products: Garnier Nutritioniste Nutri-Pure Detoxifying Wet Cleansing Towelettes — Oil Free

So back to Will’s request that we try to duplicate the Garnier Nutritioniste Nutri-Pure Detoxifying Wet Cleansing Towelettes (I’m never typing that again! Okay, probably one more time for the name of the recipe!) Knowing what we’ve learned over the last few days about moist towelettes, let’s see if we can come up with some…...

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Duplicating products: Wipes & towelettes (part 3)

If we want to create a towelette or wipe that will cleanse, we can take a few different routes. We can create something like the basic recipe for a cleansing/moisturizing towelette from yesterday and that should offer a low degree of cleansing without creating a lot of bubbles with a surfactant. Or we can create…...

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Duplicating products: Wipes & towelettes (part 2)

We spent some time yesterday looking at what problems might face us with making wipes and towelettes, so let’s take a moment today to look at some possible recipes for such a product. ALCOHOL BASED TOWELETTE (more like the moist towelette than a cleaning cloth)99% alcohol0.5% preservative0.5% fragrance (if desired) This one you don’t really…...

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Duplicating products: Wipes & towelettes (part 1)

In the duplicating post, Will suggested we take a look at Garnier Nutritioniste Nutri-Pure Detoxifying Wet Cleansing Towelettes (oil free). Quite a few people have suggested the idea of looking at something like this, whether it’s a cleansing or moisturizing towelette or a baby wipe, so let’s take a few days to look at how to…...

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A few thoughts I had in the shower this morning…

I often think in the shower (which my family appreciates more than me singing in the shower, especially when they’re all sleeping!) and here are a few thoughts that came to me this morning… Why do we say only to condition from our ears down? Our hair above our ears needs love, too! I understand…...

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A few notes on SCI (sodium cocoyl isethionate)

I love love love SCI! If I could choose only one surfactant for the rest of my life, it would be SCI! (Click here for more information on this surfactant.) I use it in shampoo bars, body washes, facial cleansers, and everything else that might benefit from a creamy feeling lather and extreme mildness. So…...

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Duplicating products: Jurlique’s Rose Hand Cream

Rebecca suggested in the duplicating post that we take a look at Jurlique’s Rose Hand Cream. (If you’d like to make a suggestion for a possible product we could duplicate, click on the link and make a comment. Please ensure you have include an ingredient list and a link to the product!) Before we continue…...

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