10 minute lotions: Hydrating strawberry smoothie with ViscOptima SE (part two, formula)

On Monday, we met one of my favourite new cold process oil-in-water emulsifiers, ViscOptima SE (INCI: Sodium polyacrylate, ethylhexyl cocoate, PPG-3 benzyl ether myristate, polysorbate 20), which you might find as GelMaker RHEO from Making Cosmetics, and yesterday, we reviewed the ingredients we might use in a super hydrating, cold process, strawberry smoothie cream suitable...

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10 minute lotions: Hydrating strawberry smoothie with ViscOptima SE (part one)

My hands are getting so parched from all that hand-washing and sanitizer, so I wanted to develop a quick and easy super emollient and hydrating lotion that would moisturize without being too heavy. I thought this would be the perfect creamy lotion to bring away with us on holiday to Liverpool, England, which is a...

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10 minute lotions: ViscOptima SE (INCI: Sodium polyacrylate, ethylhexyl cocoate, PPG-3 benzyl ether myristate, polysorbate 20) – cold emulsifier

If you’ve read my e-books, Beyond Emulsifying Wax, part one or 10 minute lotions, you’ve met this super fast, cold process emulsifier before. I bought mine as GelMaker® RHEO from Making Cosmetics, which is their name for it. 125 ml or 4.2 ounces is $13.90 US before taxes and shipping and such. As a note,...

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#alltheingredients: Rheosol CVH(E) (cold, cationic emulsifier)

We first met this super quick, easy to use, cationic (positively charged) emulsifier in the 10 minute lotion e-book last summer. It’s one of the ingredients used in Multicultural collection of hair products for textured or curly hair from Stepan, and I’d really like to make this product: THE MULTICULTURAL COLLECTION: REPLENISHING CONDITIONING TREATMENT WITH BAOBAB...

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My classes at Windy Point Soap Making Supplies starting this weekend and a fun new formula!

We’re leaving tomorrow for ten fun-filled day of classes at Windy Point Soap Making Supplies, and hanging out with my Calgary friends, Michele, Keith, and Jenna! Yay! While I’m away, I’ll be sharing all kinds of formulas we’ll be making along with information on ingredients, experiments, and all the great stuff we’re doing out there!...

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