Let’s make a pumpkin spice themed anhydrous butter!

Let’s make a version of a whipped anhydrous body butter you can pumpkin spice up with a variety of different ingredients! We’ll start with a basic formula with three variations with instructions, then we can look at how we might alter it to meet our theme! The formula! Weigh the oils and butter in a...

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Q&A: Can we make an in-shower lotion bar from a conditioner bar? (Short answer yes, with loads of links to formulas)

In this month’s Q&A, Cristina asked, Hello! I am looking into making some kind of conditioner bar/lotion bar that I would apply to my skin in the shower after washing and shampooing- then rubbing in and rinsing off. Would I be able to just make a conditioner bar type product but instead add skin loving ingredients?...

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Shelf life of our products: Creating, packaging, storing, and using products with longer shelf lives – an anhydrous body butter (part one)

In this post, let’s look at an anhydrous, whipped body butter that we could make as a decadent moisturizer along with the principles of shelf life, packaging, and using anti-oxidants! These are simple formulas with few ingredients, and the shelf life is mostly about the oils and butters we choose. I thought we could take...

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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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