#alltheingredients: TKB Thickening clay – part five, versions 3 & 4

I’m doing my best to work with this new ingredient, TKB Trading’s Thickening Clay (INCI: Quaternium-90 Sepiolite (and) Quaternium-90 Montmorillonite). So far I’ve tried a few suggestions and formulas from TKB Trading that didn’t work out so well, and a formula that I tried mixing with high shear and with a toothpick. All of these attempts…...

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#alltheingredients: TKB Thickening clay – part four, version 2

I’m doing my best to work with this new ingredient, TKB Trading’s Thickening Clay (INCI: Quaternium-90 Sepiolite (and) Quaternium-90 Montmorillonite). So far I tried a few suggestions and formulas from TKB Trading that didn’t work out so well, and yesterday, I tried a formula I found online, which separated over time. VERSION 2 It was…...

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#alltheingredients: TKB Thickening clay – part three, version 1

The suggestion and recipes shared by TKB Trading for this thickening clay didn’t work for me, so I thought I’d go on a quest for other formulas I could try at home to succeed with this ingredient. I found a formula that called for fractionated coconut oil and isopropyl myristate (IPM) as the oils with 3%…...

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#alltheingredients: TKB Thickening clay (INCI: Quaternium-90 Sepiolite (and) Quaternium-90 Montmorillonite)

This is an interesting product I bought as TKB Thickening clay (INCI Quaternium-90 Sepiolite (and) Quaternium-90 Montmorillonite), to make a few things, mainly the Tarte Frxxxtion Exfoliating stick, another interesting Asian skin care stick I liked, and some highlighting drops the young women in my youth programs wanted to make, but also because apparently I need…...

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Question from Patreon: How does a mud cleanser clean your skin without surfactants?

In September Q&A for Patreon, Jaime asked: How on does May Lindstrom’s Honey Mud cleanse your skin without a surfactant? Ingredients: Raw Honey w/Bee Pollen & Propolis, White Clay, Macadamia Nut Oil, Witch Hazel, Collodial Silver, Cocoa Absolute Oil, Sweet Orange EO, Ylang Ylang, Vanilla Co2, Cedarwood, Frankincense, & Myrrh EO I’m going off on…...

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Weekend Wonderings: Making clay masks and using essential oils in facial products

In this question, Newbie Tuesday: Turning your cleanser into an exfoliating cleanser, Jessica asks: I am actually working on something at home and I have pink french clay and I want to make some sort of scrub for the face. Most of the websites that I can buy the clay from just suggest mixing with…...

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Weekend Wonderings: Adding clay to a lotion?

In this post, Modifying our lotions into creams, Dawn asks: I’d like to use your thick cream recipe and add bentonite and kaolin clay to make it an exfoliating foot scrub. Can I simply add the clays to the finished cream at safe usage rates? Adding clay really can be as easy as adding a certain…...

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A facial cleanser with clay!

I found this recipe on Voyageur Soap & Candle’s site a while ago – I can’t seem to find it now on their site! – and I thought I’d share my tweaks for this product. We’ve made it with the craft group a few times, and the ingredients I chose were to help with the…...

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