Goin’ on a holiday: Super hydrating body wash with loads of humectants – reviewing the formula (part five)

You can see in the photo above, this product eventually becomes really clear. This can change based on the fragrance/essential oil. In this version, I used  Honey I washed the kids (Lush duplicate) fragrance oil with a few drops fuchsia LabColours.  In part one, we took a look at the surfactants for this body wash…....

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Goin’ on a holiday: Super hydrating body wash with loads of humectants – the colour & scent phase, thickening, and the formula (part four)

Before we start, the photo above is day three/four of the body wash, and you can see it’s crystal clear. All the bubbles are gone, even though it was bouncing around in the cargo of a few different planes for quite a while.  In part one, we took a look at the surfactants for this…...

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Goin’ on a holiday: Super hydrating body wash with loads of humectants – the humectants (part three)

Before we start, the photo above is of the body wash on day two. The bubbles are floating to the top, so the clarity is increasing!  In part one of this series, we took a look at the surfactants we want to use for this formula, then we looked at the rest of the ingredients…...

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Goin’ on a holiday: Super hydrating body wash with loads of humectants – the rest of the stuff phase (part two)

As a note before we start, the photo I’ve chosen above is of the body wash when it’s super foamy and bubbly after I mixed it.  Yesterday, we took a look at the surfactants we’ll be using in this super hydrating body wash with loads of humectants. Today, let’s take a look at this big…...

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Goin’ on a holiday: Super hydrating body wash with loads of humectants – choosing our surfactants (part one)

As a note before we start, the photo I’ve chosen above is of the body wash when it’s super foamy and bubbly after I mixed it. It will become clear over a day or two… We made it to Liverpool, England, the city from which my family hails, after a very long flight to Amsterdam,…...

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Experiments in the workshop: Moisture Renewal Body Wash using Kelcogel® CG-LA – working with this formula

First, we met my new favourite gum, gellan gum, then we took a look at the Moisture Renew Body Wash formula from the manufacturer along with some ideas on which preservatives will work for it. Today, let’s make this formula and take a look at how to mix it along with testing and adjusting the…...

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Experiments in the workshop: Moisture Renewal Body Wash using Kelcogel® CG-LA

The other day, we met my new favourite gum, Kelcogel® GG-LA, low acyl gellan gum, so let’s get formulating with it today! The first formula I tried was a variation on their Moisture Renewal Body Wash, which uses a combination of gellan gum and xanthan gum as a thickener and suspender. As a quick aside,…...

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Experiments in the workshop: Adding Vita Burst Beads to our products – facial cleansers

We’ve spent the week having some fun with this gelled toner I taught at the first ever spa products class day at Windy Point Soap Making Supplies in Calgary, Alberta, back in November. On Monday, I shared with you a gelled toner we made for normal to oily skin types. On Tuesday, we took a look at…...

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A moisturizing body wash for all skin types, especially dry

If you’ve been around this blog any length of time, you’ll know how much I love body washes. I design them to be cleansing but moisturizing as I usually don’t have much time in the shower to do an emulsified scrub thing or time after a shower to do a whole lotion thing. I try…...

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Experiments in the workshop: Updating the 3-in-1 shampoo with lupine amino acids

Raymond really likes his 3-in-1 shampoo, conditioner, and body wash product that I originally made for him for his after swim shower, and I thought I’d make more for daily life without the swimming ingredients. I kept the ingredients relatively the same – I liked the surfactant mix I used and I liked the other…...

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