Q&A: How can I make a product organic? Where can I find organic formulas on this site? Includes formulas for whipped butters and lotion bars

I’m often asked about how to make a formula organic, and the simple answer is that you can substitute any oils I use for organic oils, any hydrosols or floral waters I use for organic ones, any extracts and such for any that are deemed organic. You won’t be altering the chemistry of a formula...

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Newbie Tuesday series: Creating naturally compliant emulsions with Olivem 1000 – part four, a lighter body butter with butters 

Welcome to week four of our Newbie Tuesday beginner lotion making series/course in which we’ll be making a body butter, a thicker cream that can be put in a Malibu or tottle bottle, or even a jar!  If you’ve been following this series, you may have noticed our first hand & body lotion was thickened with...

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Formulating Friday lotion making series: Creating naturally compliant emulsions with Olivem 1000 – part three, a thicker hand & body lotion formula

Welcome to week three of our Formulating Friday advanced lotion making series/course! This week, we’re making a thicker hand & body lotion using our new emulsifier, Olivem 1000! We made a basic version on Tuesday; today’s version will be more complicated. Before diving into this post, I recommend reading the Newbie Tuesday post on making...

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Newbie Tuesday series: Creating naturally compliant emulsions with Olivem 1000 – part three, a thicker hand & body lotion formula

Welcome to week three of our Newbie Tuesday beginners’ lotion making series/course and Formulating Friday more advanced lotion making series/course! This week, we’re making a thicker hand & body lotion using our new emulsifier, Olivem 1000! We’ll be making a basic version today, then a more complicated on on May 7th for the Formulating Friday series....

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Formulating Friday lotion making series: Creating naturally compliant emulsions with Olivem 1000 – part two, a light hand & body lotion formula

Welcome to week two of our Formulating Friday advanced lotion making series/course! This week, we’re making a light hand & body lotion using our new emulsifier, Olivem 1000! We made a basic version on Tuesday; today’s version will be more complicated. You will want to read Tuesday’s entry to get a handle on why we’re...

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