Newbie Tuesday: Making naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG (week fifteen) – body butter #3

Welcome back to our Newbie Tuesday series, introduction to making naturally compliant lotions using Ritamulse SCG! This is the last week of this specific series on making lotions with Ritamulse SCG, and we’ll be making our third body butter that has a special little twist. If you’d like to catch up on the series, scroll…...

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Newbie Tuesday: Making naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG (week fourteen) – body butter #2

Welcome back to our Newbie Tuesday series, introduction to making naturally compliant lotions using Ritamulse SCG! We’re in week 14, which means it’s time to make the second of three body butters! How will these differ from the hand lotions or body lotions we made in weeks one to twelve, and the body butter we…...

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Newbie Tuesday: Making naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG (week thirteen) – body butter #1

Welcome back to our Newbie Tuesday series, introduction to making naturally compliant lotions using Ritamulse SCG! We’re in week 13, which means it’s time to make the first of three body butters! How will these differ from the hand lotions or body lotions we made?  Catch up on the series in the links below! Or…...

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Downloadable worksheet: Working out how much water to use when we add something new to a formula!

As we’ll be working a lot with adding ingredients over this summer series and as this is a skill you definitely want to know to become a better formulator to modify or create your own formulas, I thought we should take another look at how to modify a formula when you add watery ingredients. I…...

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Q&A Quickies: Let’s talk about water – distilled, spring, mineral, alkaline, and reverse osmosis

For the love of all that is good and holy, do not use tap water in your products! It’s full of all kinds of things – chlorine, fluoride, metals, bits of soil, and so much more – that can mess up the clarity, stability, preservation, and general goodness of your products. Check out this post…...

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Newbie Tuesday: Making naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG (week twelve) – body lotion #3

Welcome back to our Newbie Tuesday series, introduction to making naturally compliant lotions using Ritamulse SCG! We’re in week 12, which means it’s time to make our third and final body lotion! Catch up on the series in the links below! Or click here to see the Beginners! Start here section where I’m updating all…...

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Tips & techniques: How to add new ingredients into a formula that contains water

In my formulas, you might see me say something like – use 10% hydrosol in place of 10% distilled water – or – use 0.5% powdered extract in the cool down phase, remove 0.5% distilled water – and I thought maybe I should explain that a bit? Our formulas should always total 100%. There are…...

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Newbie Tuesday: Making naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG (week eleven) – body lotion #2

If you want to follow along and catch up on the series, scroll down to see the links or visit the Beginners! Start here page and scroll down a bit.  Last week, we made the first of three body lotions – a non-greasy version with fractionated coconut oil, non-greasy oils, and mango butter. This week,…...

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Newbie Tuesday: Making naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG (week ten) – body lotions!

Welcome back to Newbie Tuesday! Sorry, I missed last week – I didn’t realize how much time preparing for the Zoom meeting and writing the e-zine would take, and Newbie Tuesday was lost in the shuffle. I’m working on getting all the weeks prepared in advance so I won’t fall behind as much. Quick question…...

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Newbie Tuesday: Making naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG (week nine) – hand lotion #3

Welcome to week nine of our series about making naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG. If you want to play along, scroll to the bottom for links to all the previous posts.  In the first lotion, we used fractionated coconut oil plus a light, greasy oil.  In the second lotion, we used a light, greasy…...

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