Heat-proofing your whipped butters! (Summer 2020 version)

This question comes up a lot in the warmer months – how can I heat-proof my anhydrous whipped body butters? – and there are a few different things you can do to keep them from liquifying in the annoying and completely unnecessary season we call summer. It’s hard to keep our anhydrous (without water) whipped…...

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Let’s make and modify products for summer! Plans & formula round-up

Welcome to July, one of my least favourite months of the year because I really don’t like heat or too much sun or sweating. (I like swimming in lakes and going camping, but who knows if those are possible this year?) Normally I’d hide away in my house with loads of air conditioning, but this…...

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Creating volumizing liquid shampoo, shampoo bars, and conditioners..,

I’m asked a lot how to make volumizing shampoos, both liquid and solid, and the key is to leave out all those things that could weigh down hair, like Cetearyl Alcohol, hard butters, liquid oils, and large quantities of conditioning emulsifiers, like Incroquat BTMS-50. If you see a formula that contains these ingredients, you can…...

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Formula round-up! Formulas & related posts for foaming pump bottles!

I know it’s hard to find packaging right now, so it might seem strange that I’m writing posts for products that require a very specific bottle – the foaming pump bottle – but this is how I formulate. I get a new ingredient, I research it, create some formulas, then observe the formulas over time…...

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Celebrate Hallowe’en with pumpkin spice latte lotion!

I’m in bed sick with what I think might be the flu, so let’s celebrate Hallowe’en with a blast from the past! Happy National Coffee Day! Celebrate with coffee butter! Happy National Coffee Day! Celebrate with a whipped vanilla latte coffee butter! Mmm…pumpkin spice latte lotion! Pumpkin spice latte lotion with Penstia powder if you…...

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It’s too hot to craft! Formula round up!

In the spirit of making cooling sprays as we just did with menthol and alcohol, I thought I’d share some links to the series I wrote last year – it’s too hot to craft! – when we made products that didn’t need heating. Introduction (updated, links) Summery floral gel Peppermint & chamomile cooling spray Cold process…...

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