Q&A: Can I use 5% allantoin in an anhydrous balm?

In this month’s Q&A, Ann asked, Hi Susan, I have a question about using allantoin in a balm. I found a formula (I dont want to link again if it’s going to be marked as spam but the title is ‘using allantoin in balm’) that used 5% (five whole percents not 0.5!) allantoin mixed into the...

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Q&A: What could cause these clumps in my anhydrous balm?

In this month’s Q&A, Big G asked, Hi Susan, been subscribing for a while but this is my first time asking a question. I’ve been tweaking an anhydrous balm but my recent batch all had circles/clumps where the beeswax looks like it solidified separately from the rest of the constituents (not sure that’s what happened but...

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Last minute, easy, and festively impressive Christmas crafting: Creating decadent, moisturizing, whipped butters – cranberry & black currant whipped body butter! (Part two, the formula)

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Last minute, easy, and festively impressive Christmas crafting: Creating decadent, moisturizing, whipped butters! (Part one)

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Newbie Tuesday: Creating whipped butters – Formulas you can try! (Updated for 2021)

Please note, I’ve written a longer post on making whipped butters that you can find here –Last minute, easy, and festively impressive Christmas crafting: Creating decadent, moisturizing, whipped butters! (Part one) – that’s updated for December 2021!  Original opening for this post in May 7, 2013: Sorry for the break in these posts, but it’s been...

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