Newbie Tuesday: Turning your cleanser into an exfoliating cleanser with chemical exfoliants in the form of powdered extracts

I know sometimes when people see the word “chemical” they stress out, but it shouldn’t! The word chemical only means “something that contains elements“, which is to say everything on earth. Your hair, your window, your cup of tea, arsenic, mushrooms – everything on earth is a chemical. So when we talk about chemical exfoliants,…...

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Newbie Tuesday on Wednesday: Turning your cleanser into an exfoliating cleanser (part two)

How do we turn the facial cleanser with botanical extracts (part three) into an exfoliating cleanser by adding a physical exfoliant? I’m so glad you asked! Check out the first part of this post by clicking this link, or scroll down to see the other posts in this series. HONEY, CHAMOMILE & CUCUMBER FACIAL CLEANSER…...

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Newbie Tuesday: How to turn your facial cleanser into an exfoliating facial cleanser

So you’ve made a facial cleanser you really like. What’s next? Let’s turn it into an exfoliating cleanser! There are two ways we can exfoliate – using chemical exfoliants or physical exfoliants. Physical exfoliants are ingredients like loofah, jojoba beads, sugar, salt, fruit seeds, and anything that removes dead skin by abrading it. For facial products,…...

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Weekend Wonderings: Making substitutions in an exfoliating cleanser recipe and using a lotion as a cleanser

In this post for creating a creamy exfoliating cleanser for oily skin, Sherry asks: If I want to remove the beads (my skin is super sensitive), what would you suggest replacing them with, or what should I increase in their place?Also, I LOVE really creamy, thicker cleansers… almost cold cream consistency. I’m wondering if there is…...

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Weekend wonderings: Chemical and physical exfoliants together in a facial scrub, using sodium lactate, making shampoo, and hair treatments

In this post, Julie asks:  I was wondering if it would be too abrasive to use a chemical exfoliant together with a physical exfoliant? I’d like to do a SA surfactant based facial scrub with a gentle exfoliator, like jojoba beads or something. What do you think? It depends upon your skin type. I’ve tried it…...

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