Creating a lotion bar from scratch using rice bran wax (part three)

Welcome back to this series on creating lotion bars with rice bran wax! We started by taking a look at what rice bran wax was all about, then we added rice bran wax to a lotion bar with soy wax, then we created a basic lotion bar from scratch. Yesterday, we had some fun altering the…...

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Creating a lotion bar from scratch using rice bran wax (part two)

Welcome back to this series on creating lotion bars with rice bran wax! We started by taking a look at what rice bran wax was all about, then we added rice bran wax to a lotion bar with soy wax, then we created a basic lotion bar from scratch. Today, let’s take a look at altering…...

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Creating a lotion bar from scratch with rice bran wax (part one)

Welcome back to this short series on using rice bran wax. First, we met this awesome plant-based wax, then we modified a lotion bar formula to have a higher melting point with it. Today, let’s take a look at creating a lotion bar from scratch with it. If you’ve never made lotion bars before, may…...

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Creating a lotion bar using rice bran wax!

Yesterday, we spent some time taking a look at rice bran wax. Today, let’s take a look at how we might use it in a lotion bar! I teach this version of a softer lotion bar with soy wax that works really well as a massage bar in my eco skin care class at Voyageur Soap…...

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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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How can I heat-proof my anhydrous whipped body butter? Part three, using oil thickeners

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. Today, let’s take a look at other ways to thicken our oils and increase the melting point so…...

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How can I heat-proof my anhydrous whipped body butter? Part two, adding fatty acids, alcohols, or esters

Yesterday, we took a look at adding a butter with a higher melting point to our anhydrous whipped body butters. Today, let’s take a look at adding other oil thickeners with higher melting points, like fatty alcohols, acids, or esters. Adding a solid ingredient like this can have a huge impact on the melting point of…...

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How can I heat-proof my anhydrous whipped body butter? Part one, adding butters

How can I heatproof my anhydrous body butter? It’s a common question this time of year as anhydrous whipped shea or other butters tend to liquidify in the hot summer sun at markets, while shipping, or just sitting in your bathroom in a lovely jar. Let’s take a look at a few ways we can…...

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Duplication of Beauticontrol Nutri-Rich Oil revisited, part two

Yesterday, we reviewed the ingredient list for the duplication of the Beauticontrol Nutri-Rich Oil with apricot kernel oil so we can modify the version we made in October 2017. Today, let’s look at the formula we created originally, and modify it. Kim liked this version, but we ran out of a few ingredients, so we…...

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