Formulating Friday: Creating lotions with Simulsol/Lotionpro™ 165 – Creams! (Week five)

Welcome back to the Formulating Friday advanced lotion making course/series using Simulsol/Lotionpro™ 165 (INCI: Glyceryl stearate and PEG-100 stearate). Today, we’ll be increasing the viscosity yet again to make a thicker, more moisturizing, more occlusive cream! If you’re new to this series, it might benefit you to read the sections and formulas that came before...

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Let’s create Grey’s Heady Harvest anhydrous balm with Oleo-HA (formula)

I had so much fun working with the oil soluble hyaluronic acid, Oleo-HA, that I had to add it to this formula, which I’m now calling Grey’s Heady Harvest, an anhydrous balm filled with all kinds of oils and vitamins we created from a potential duplication of Beauticontrol Nutri-Rich Oil but have altered so much,...

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Newbie Tuesday: Creating emulsions with Simulsol/Lotionpro™ 165 – Creams (Week five)

Welcome back to the Newbie Tuesday introduction to lotion making course/series using Simulsol/Lotionpro™ 165 (INCI: Glyceryl stearate and PEG-100 stearate). Today, we’ll be making a thicker, more moisturizing, more occlusive cream with this emulsifier along with the ingredients I suggested you buy in the shopping list (click here for more information). Click here for part...

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Creating foamy, bubbly, lathery™ facial cleansing grains: Two more formulas! (part five)

In part one, we took a look at the formula for a foamy, bubbly, lathery™ cleansing grains with botanicals and powdered surfactants and vitamins and so much more. In part two, we looked at the solid surfactants we might choose for this product. In part three, we considered a few humectants and botanical extracts. In...

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Formulating Friday: Creating lotions with Simulsol/Lotionpro™ 165 – Body butter! (Week four)

Welcome back to the Formulating Friday advanced lotion making course/series using Simulsol/Lotionpro™ 165 (INCI: Glyceryl stearate and PEG-100 stearate). Today, we’ll be making a thicker, more moisturizing, more occlusive body butter with this emulsifier along with the ingredients I suggested you buy in the shopping list (click here for more information). If you’re new to...

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