Newbie Tuesday: So…what did you think this year? Let’s discuss your thoughts, comments, formulas, and more!

Thank you so much for joining me for the first three parts – of at least five – in our Newbie Tuesday beginner lotion making series/course this year. I’d love to hear your thoughts and comments and all the things you learned about making lotions this year! We also enjoyed the Formulating Friday series for the...

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So…what’re you making?

Formulating fun in the workshop today making crystal clear gels with Sepimax ZEN and Sepinov EMT 10 for all kinds of things, like an hydrating body and face serum and decadent, light, non-sticky eye gel. These are awesome in their own, but even better thickening the water phase of our lotions as rheology modifiers, giving...

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Discussion: What are a few of your favourite things of the year?

I’ve been thinking and writing about my favourite things of the year, and wondered what you loved in 2019? I’ve been putting together posts for my favourite ingredients, formulas, techniques, equipment, utensils, packaging, and more, and why I love them so very much. It’s been hard as I’ve had a seriously busy year and have...

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Discussion: I’m peachy keen about fragrances! (Groan…) What are you using this summer?

I’m testing out a few batches of a super fluffy body wash with protein based surfactants thickened with gellan gum and carageenan – thanks to Shannon at IMCD for sending these to me! – and I couldn’t resist fragrancing it with market peach from Windy Point Soap Making Supplies to give it that fresh summer...

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Discussion: What’s the point of these tiny “skin care fridges”?

I thought it’d be fun to take a look at the trends we’re seeing in bath & body products this year, especially after my adventures at In Cosmetics!  These tiny fridges that generally hold a few pop cans are all the rage right now on Instagram, but what’s the point? “Anyone who follows a lot...

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