Modifying products for summer: Making a cold process, mostly naturally compliant, more hydrating lotion with babassu oil

It’s the worst part of summer for me – the end of July/beginning of August heat wave, where temperatures get to 35˚C (95˚F) with a Humidex of 39˚C (102˚F) with air quality warnings. I have air conditioning in the house and my car – as well as air conditioned seats, we just found out –…...

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Newbie Tuesday: Making naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG (week fourteen) – body butter #2

Welcome back to our Newbie Tuesday series, introduction to making naturally compliant lotions using Ritamulse SCG! We’re in week 14, which means it’s time to make the second of three body butters! How will these differ from the hand lotions or body lotions we made in weeks one to twelve, and the body butter we…...

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Newbie Tuesday: Making naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG (week thirteen) – body butter #1

Welcome back to our Newbie Tuesday series, introduction to making naturally compliant lotions using Ritamulse SCG! We’re in week 13, which means it’s time to make the first of three body butters! How will these differ from the hand lotions or body lotions we made?  Catch up on the series in the links below! Or…...

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#alltheingredients: Cetiol® Ultimate (INCI: Undecane (and) tridecane) – hydrocarbon, cyclomethicone substitute

In the January 2020 Q&A, Anca asked,  Hi Susan, your blog is my absolute favorite blog on the planet! I saw a video by the Institute of Personal Care Science about formulating a super light sprayable oil. (It’s called their natural hair oil, which you can see in this video.) The bulk of the formula is Cetiol…...

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Newbie Tuesday: Making naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG (week twelve) – body lotion #3

Welcome back to our Newbie Tuesday series, introduction to making naturally compliant lotions using Ritamulse SCG! We’re in week 12, which means it’s time to make our third and final body lotion! Catch up on the series in the links below! Or click here to see the Beginners! Start here section where I’m updating all…...

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Newbie Tuesday: Making naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG (week eleven) – body lotion #2

If you want to follow along and catch up on the series, scroll down to see the links or visit the Beginners! Start here page and scroll down a bit.  Last week, we made the first of three body lotions – a non-greasy version with fractionated coconut oil, non-greasy oils, and mango butter. This week,…...

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Newbie Tuesday: Making naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG (week ten) – body lotions!

Welcome back to Newbie Tuesday! Sorry, I missed last week – I didn’t realize how much time preparing for the Zoom meeting and writing the e-zine would take, and Newbie Tuesday was lost in the shuffle. I’m working on getting all the weeks prepared in advance so I won’t fall behind as much. Quick question…...

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Newbie Tuesday: Making naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG (week nine) – hand lotion #3

Welcome to week nine of our series about making naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG. If you want to play along, scroll to the bottom for links to all the previous posts.  In the first lotion, we used fractionated coconut oil plus a light, greasy oil.  In the second lotion, we used a light, greasy…...

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Newbie Tuesday: Making naturally compliant lotions – an update to the schedule

Hi everyone! I’m wondering if there’s any interest in re-starting the Newbie Tuesday lotion making series/course for Tuesday, April 14th with hand lotion # 3? I know we’re all going through some pretty heavy collective trauma right now. Whether you’re out of work, working from home, or working on the front lines, this pandemic is…...

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Newbie Tuesday: Making naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG (week eight) – hand lotion #2

Welcome to week eight of our series about making naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG. If you commented on any posts in the previous series and I asked you to contact me, you will have formulas two and three in your inbox already. If you want to start commenting on those formulas, please share your…...

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