Q&A: Can I make up batches of product and scent it later? How do I do that? And a disclaimer on how much fragrance oil to use in a formula!

Original post from November 16, 2010… An e-mail question came in asking this question…Can I make up batches of lotion and scent them later? What about things like body wash? The answer to this is simple. Yes. I’ll make up a large batch of lotion with all the ingredients, except the fragrance oils, and store...

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Formulating Friday: Creating emulsions with Simulsol/Lotionpro™ 165 – facial moisturizers (week six)

Welcome back to the Formulating Friday lotion making course/series using Simulsol/Lotionpro™ 165 (INCI: Glyceryl stearate and PEG-100 stearate). It’s the last week of this part of the series, and we’ll be making a low viscosity facial moisturizer with this emulsifier, along with the other ingredients I suggested you buy in the shopping list. (Click here...

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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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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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Formulating Friday: Creating lotions with Simulsol/Lotionpro™ 165 – More hand & body lotions (week three)

A huge thank you to Tiffany, Chris, Monica, and MsBg for your feedback and photos and inspiring conversations as you work through this series! The header photo for this post of last week’s Formulating Friday formula by Tiffany! She’s colouring the lotions so she knows which is which!  As I mentioned in the Newbie Tuesday...

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