Creating a 10 minute, natural hand & body lotion with babassu & amaranth oil  – part three, formula with humectants & botanical extracts

Welcome back to this short series on making this 10 minute natural cationic lotion with Jeequat® NDCS, babassu oil, and amaranth oil! I thought I’d try a few of these new fangled ingredients we’ve met over the last few months, new humectants, proteins, oils, and more. So let’s take a look at how we can...

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Creating a 10 minute, natural hand & body lotion with babassu & amaranth oil  – part two, formula with humectants

Welcome back to this short series in which we’re making variations on my favourite 10 minute cationic 99% natural lotion with extra humectants and different oils. In today’s version, we’ll add a few things and use amaranth oil to make this a bit thicker, richer, and more lubricious! Click here for the first post in...

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Creating a 10 minute, natural hand & body lotion with babassu & amaranth oil – part one, original formula, sensory characteristics, choosing preservatives, and more!

What the heck is going on with my skin? ARGH! It was early winter, a time when it’s generally super humid around here as it rains every day for at least a few minutes, so why am I so dry and itchy? I wracked my brain for far too long before realizing that I’d been...

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Hey April 2019 $10 subscribers: The April 2019 e-zine is here!

It’s here! It’s not easy being green, part two: Silicone substitutes is here! This almost 13,000 word e-zine is all about using silicone substitutes in place of ingredients like cyclomethicone and Dimethicone in your lotions, creams, and hair care products to make them more naturally compliant. We’re taking a look at using ingredients like Naturderm...

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Adapting formulas to use ECOcert ingredients: Simulgreen 18-2 – using fatty alcohols (updated)

Originally posted to Patreon on Dec 7, 2017 at 4:59am I don’t think it’s any surprise that I really love this emulsifier, Simulgreen 18-2, given I’ve been formulating with it like crazy lately. I started working with it back in June 2015, and it’s become one of my favourites. Let’s see how we can use...

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