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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Let’s formulate: Chamomile & aloe botanical summer time body butter (formula)

On Wednesday, we created the oil phase for this lovely, light, luxurious body butter, and yesterday, we created the water phase. Today, let’s put it all together and create something lovely and wonderful! CHAMOMILE & ALOE SUMMER TIME BODY BUTTER! HEATED WATER PHASE 32% distilled or reverse osmosis water 10% aloe vera liquid 10% witch…...

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Let’s formulate: Chamomile & aloe botanical summer time body butter (water phase)

Yesterday, we took a look at some ideas for the oil phase of this soothing and moisturizing body butter, so today it’s all about the water! THE WATER PHASE When it comes to where I live, it’s all about the humectants. Let’s draw all that moisture in the atmosphere to our skin to hydrate the…...

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Let’s formulate: Chamomile & aloe botanical summer time body butter (oil phase)

I really hate summer so very very much. I have rosacea, so my cheeks are always burning and now my eyes get very dry to the point where my contacts fall out on their own. It’s humid as heck where I live, and my skin always feels dry and tight and awful. I need something…...

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Some thoughts on what you could do for a 99% natural, emulsified cucumber body butter (Simulgreen 18-2)

If the idea of a cucumber body butter appeals to you, but you didn’t want to create the separated, contaminated mess we met in HGTV’s seriously awful recipe, join me now to make an emulsified body butter using a few different cucumber extracts. We took a look at making anhydrous or non-water containing formulas for…...

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Prepare your body for winter: Baobab & babassu body butter with Simulgreen 18-2 (part two)

The other day, we spent some time getting to know each of the ingredients I like for this lotion, so let’s make the darned thing already! As an aside, thanks for commenting on the previous post!  BAOBAB & BABASSU BODY BUTTER WITH SIMULGREEN 18-2 HEATED WATER PHASE 36% distilled water 10% aloe vera extract or…...

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Prepare your body for winter: Baobab & babassu body butter with Simulgreen 18-2 (part one)

Yeah, as a former English major, I love a good alliteration, but these are some of my favourite ingredients with one of my favourite new emulsifiers, Simulgreen 18-2. I made a huge batch last year for our itchy winter skin, and I’ve made so many versions of it since then as I love it so much…....

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Creating a body butter for the colder, drier winter months

We might not be getting snow this year, but it’s still dry outside! (The lack of snow is so bad, local mountains are calling the ski season over!) Raymond’s skin needs some serious moisturizing and hydrating, and I thought I’d make him a lovely body butter to help his skin get back to normal! If…...

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One ingredient, ten products: Incroquat BTMS-50 in a body butter

We’ve on the fifth product using Incroquat BTMS-50, and I thought we should take a look at body butters. Before we start, let’s define what we mean by a body butter first because there are a few products called body butters that we could create. What I mean by a body butter in this post…...

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Emulsifiers: Lotionpro 165 in a body butter

One of the things Jen from Lotioncrafter advertises on her blog about this emulsifier is its ability to create a light, fluffy body butter (Body Butter Bliss recipe), so it was only natural to try using it in a body butter that contained quite a lot of shea butter to see how it would work…....

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