Newbie Tuesday: You made body butter (with a few questions)!

Congratulations! You made a body butter! (Click here for more details about this project on Newbie Tuesday!) If you haven’t already done so, pat yourself on the back joyously and moisturize yourself well with the product! (And I still haven’t finished the video. I used to be good at this, but I’m having to learn…...

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Newbie Tuesday: Let’s make a body butter! (updated)

If you’ve never made a product before, welcome to Newbie Tuesday! If this is your second product from the Newbie Tuesday series, then get ready for some fun. You’ve already learned the basics from making the lotion two weeks ago – this is just a variation on a theme! If you were successful last time,…...

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Newbie Tuesday: Tomorrow’s project

Are you ready for tomorrow’s project? We’re making body butter! I want to let you know in advance that this body butter isn’t a super thick one – I would consider it a medium to thick cream – but I hope it works as a starting point for future body butters and creams you might…...

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Newbie Tuesday: Next week’s project!

If you’re interested in joining on the fun with next week’s body butter project, click here to learn more about the supplies you’ll need. If you made last week’s lotion, then you have what you need! BASIC BODY BUTTER RECIPEHEATED WATER PHASE59% water2% sodium lactate HEATED OIL PHASE10% oils15% butter3% cetyl alcohol7% Polawax (e-wax) COOL…...

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Newbie Tuesday: You made lotion!

I can’t tell you how wonderful it has been to wake up every morning to your e-mails and comments about your first time lotions! (And Lise is right – the excitement of seeing your emulsification happen never gets dull!) This we’ll rejoice in your successes and trouble shoot some issues, then do it all again…...

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Are you a newbie who has made some lotion?

Are you a newbie who has been following Newbie Tuesday? Have you made your first lotion recently? Want to share your success or troubleshoot your failure? Then write to me ([email protected]) or visit this post and comment and we’ll get to it on Tuesday, January 31st! (I like the e-mailing ’cause I get to see…...

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Newbie Tuesday: It’s time to make lotion

It’s Tuesday! Did your supplies arrive? Are you ready to make a lotion? Do you have your supplies ready? All right! Let’s go! BASIC FIRST LOTION FORMULA HEATED WATER PHASE 67% distilled water 3% glycerin or sodium lactate HEATED OIL PHASE 15% liquid oil of choice 5% shea or mango butter 3% cetyl alcohol 6%…...

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Newbie Tuesday: A little more information about lotion making

Greetings newbies! If you’re new to this concept, please click here for last week’s post so you can play along! We’re getting ready to make a lotion on the 24th, then a body butter, then a cream. This week ask yourself this question: What is making you nervous when you think about making a lotion?…...

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Newbie Tuesday – update

If you want to play along with Newbie Tuesday and make a lotion on the 24th, here are a few substitutions you can make if your supplies aren’t in on time… Oil – Yes, you can get oils from the grocery store! (Click here for that post.) Butter – You can generally get cocoa butter…...

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Newbie Tuesday: Let’s make a lotion!

I’m starting this series I’m calling Newbie Tuesday! It’s time to stop reading and get into your workshop and make something awesome! Think of it as a lotion-along…maybe not. I’m not happy with that compound word. I’ll find something else for future posts. Here’s how I think this is going to work. This week we’ll…...

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