Newbie Tuesday: Making naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG (week six) – questions, answers, and discussions!

Welcome to week six of the Newbie Tuesday lotion making series! I hope by now you have your ingredients and you’ve made some lotion! I thought I’d share the first round of questions, thoughts, and modified formulas with you in this post, then share more with you next week, on February 25th, 2020. If you…...

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Newbie Tuesday: Share your thoughts, experiences, and questions about the lotion made with Ritamulse SCG!

So what did you think? Did you make the lotion from week three using these formulas? Which one did you make? What did you change? What did you keep the same? Did you have any problems? What do you think you’d do differently next time? Are there ingredients you’d like to use? What containers did you use?…...

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Newbie Tuesday: Making naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG (week five) – sensory characteristics

Welcome back to Newbie Tuesday in which we’re making a naturally compliant lotion with Ritamulse SCG, an anionic or negatively charged emulsifier that can be used to create all kind of wonderful emulsions. If you aren’t sure what’s happening here, scroll down to the bottom to catch up with the series… Today, it’s all about…...

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Things to consider when choosing preservatives (Week four, part two, Newbie Tuesday: Making naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG)

Welcome back to this short series on choosing preservatives. I’m considering this part three of week three’s Newbie Tuesday series, Making naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG. Tuesday, January 14th, 2020: Shopping lists for ingredients, supplies, and packaging as well as optional components. Tuesday, January 21st, 2020: We took a look at the general formula we’ll…...

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Things to consider when choosing preservatives (Week four, part one, Newbie Tuesday: Making naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG)

Welcome to part one of week four, Newbie Tuesday: Making naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG. I realized I needed more time to talk about how to choose preservatives properly. I think it’s a topic we can all enjoy and discuss, but it’s a huge topic that needed to be split into two parts. If…...

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Week 3 Newbie Tuesday: Making naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG (week three)

January 14th, 2020: Shopping lists for ingredients, supplies, and packaging as well as optional components. Tuesday, January 21st, 2020: We took a look at the general formula we’ll be using for the hand lotions. I explained the formula, the chemistry of lotions, the reason we use preservatives, and the sensory characteristics we can expect with Ritamulse…...

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Newbie Tuesday: Making naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG (week two)

Welcome to week two of the Newbie Tuesday series, making naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG. Today, we’ll be taking a look at the chemistry of lotions along with the first formula. Please click here for week one of this series, which includes the shopping list for supplies, equipment, and packaging. And a few resources……...

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Welcome to Newbie Tuesday: Making naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG

Woo! It’s back! Newbie Tuesday is back and we’re ready to make some lotions using naturally compliant emulsifiers. For the first part of this series/course, we’ll be using Ritamulse SCG (INCI: Glyceryl stearate (and) cetearyl alcohol (and) sodium stearoyl lactylate) to create hand lotions, body lotions, and body butters. For this series/course, I’m choosing ingredients I…...

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Beginners! Check out my foolproof hand & body lotion formula!

I’ve noticed a lot of people trying to make lotions and experiencing serious fails, so I thought I’d share my pretty much foolproof formula for a hand & body lotion with Polawax, emulsifying wax NF, or Incroquat BTMS-50. I’m serious when I say it’s foolproof – if you follow my instructions and don’t go substituting…...

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Esters: Making a light and non-greasy ECOCERT hand & body lotion with simple esters – part four, the formula

First we took a look at the emulsifiers and simple esters we could use to make this formula, then we created the heated oil phase. We created a water phase and chose our preservative, so there’s nothing left to do but create that formula! BASIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING A LOTION WITH RITAMULSE SCG  1. Weigh…...

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