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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