Newbie Tuesday & Formulating Friday: Creating emulsions with Simulsol/Lotionpro™ 165 – part two, thickeners, rheology modifiers, and preservatives! (Week one)

Welcome to part two of our introduction to the Simulsol/Lotionpro™ lotion making series/course for both the beginners’ Newbie Tuesday series/course and the more advanced Formulating Friday series/course. Yesterday, we met the emulsifier and looked at how to formulate with it, so today we’re looking at the thickeners and rheology modifiers we’re using for our formulas,...

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Newbie Tuesday series: Creating emulsions with Simulsol/Lotionpro™ 165 – part one, let’s meet the emulsifier and learn how to use it!

Welcome to week one of our beginners’ lotion making series/course, Newbie Tuesday, for 2021! This will also serve as the first post for the Formulating Friday more advanced lotion making series/course as we learn all about the emulsifier we’ll be using in this part of the series/course, Simulsol 165 (INCI: Glyceryl stearate and PEG-100 stearate),...

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A helpful tip for making lotions, conditioners, and emulsions: Don’t mix by hand. 

I cannot find the post I wrote on this anywhere, so I either didn’t publish it or only imagined I shared this, so if you’ve seen it before, I apologize for the duplication.  A helpful tip for making lotions, conditioners, and other emulsions: Don’t mix by hand.  I’m sure the idea of “hand churned” lotions...

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Newbie Tuesday: Creating facial moisturizers with Incroquat BTMS-50

Welcome back to our Newbie Tuesday beginner lotion making series, this one focusing on making lotions, body butters, creams, and moisturizers with Incroquat BTMS-50. This week, we’re making a facial moisturizer, a light, powdery, non-greasy lotion with some awesome oils, like squalane. Previous posts & links for this series!  If you don’t know much about...

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Newbie Tuesday: Creating creams with Incroquat BTMS-50

Welcome back to our Newbie Tuesday beginners’ lotion making series, working with Incroquat BTMS-50. Last week, we made a body butter: This week, we’re modifying that cream to be a body butter! We’ll modify it further in this week’s Formulating Friday post by altering the size of the oil phase and recalculating the formula. Previous posts...

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