One ingredient, five products: Stearic acid – foot scrub bars

With summer sandal season looming on the horizon in the northern hemisphere, a lot of attention is paid to our feet. Check out this recipe for a foot scrub bar containing stearic acid. (Which can be paired nicely with the thicker foot cream with stearic acid we made last week…) A lot of the ingredients...

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Formulating with soy bean oil: Creating a foot cream (part two)

Yesterday we took a look at the oil phase of a potential foot cream. Let’s take a look at the water phase today. What do I do with the water phase? What kinds of things do I want for feet? If I’m thinking about  hydrating my skin, I want to go with a humectant. I’m going...

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Formulating with soy bean oil: Creating a foot cream (part one)

Yesterday we took a look at soy bean oil. I thought we could take a look at a few recipes in which soy bean oil would be a great addition! For some people, soy bean oil might be a little greasy for the hands, but it’s perfect for a body lotion or foot lotion! Let’s...

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Body butter becomes foot cream

This is a bit of a cheating example because I’ve already formulated something from the body butter that I think would work great for really damaged feet…my husband’s very itchy body butter recipe. Many of the issues I addressed in that post would work wonders for Wanda’s feet (don’t you love a good alliteration?), but...

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Foot lotion becomes foot cream

Wanda’s operation might have been a success in fixing her feet, but it did quite a number on her skin! Yesterday’s foot lotion is a great product for someone with normal to slightly damaged feet, but when you’ve got peeling skin, you know you need some serious help! (As a belly dancer, Wanda usually takes...

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