Newbie Tuesday beginner lotion making series: Ingredients we’ll be using for the advanced formulas for Formulating Fridays, part two – esters, dimethicone, and vitamins!

Woo! Welcome to the part two of the ingredients we’ll be using in the advanced part of the Newbie Tuesday series, which will be called Formulating Friday after these two ingredient posts. The idea is that we’ll make the Newbie Tuesday formula on Tuesday, then alter it with all kinds of interesting ingredients later in the...

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Zoom workshop this Sunday, September 13th: Creating hand & body lotions with Polawax – meeting link, password, and downloads

Woo hoo! It’s the first Zoom workshop of the September, and our topic is making a hand & body lotion using Polawax, part one of my Newbie Tuesday beginners’ lotion making series! We’ll be making this lotion and talking about the different ways we could combine emollients to create different sensory experiences. Check out the...

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Newbie Tuesday beginner lotion making series: Ingredients we’ll be using for the advanced formulas for Formulating Fridays, part one- rheology modifiers, chelating ingredients, and anti-oxidants

Woo! Welcome to the advanced part of the Newbie Tuesday series, which I think I’m calling Formulating Friday. The idea is that we’ll make the Newbie Tuesday formula on Tuesday, then alter it with all kinds of interesting ingredients later in the week on Friday. Because this is an advanced component, I’ll be sharing links that...

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Newbie Tuesday beginner lotion making series: Ingredients we’ll be using for all the products in the series

Welcome back to the introductory section of the Newbie Tuesday beginner lotion making series/course! In today’s post, we’ll be looking at the ingredients we’re using in our basic lotions, including humectants and thickeners. As a note, I’ve started a page with all of the links to all the parts, which I’ll be updating every time...

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An aside for this week’s Newbie Tuesday post: Calculating the emulsifier

I thought this week’s Newbie Tuesday beginner lotion making series/course post was a bit long, but I really wanted to share this with you! One of the most commonly asked questions I get is how much emulsifier should I use? The short answer is that each emulsifier has its own usage rates, so you’ll want...

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