Six ingredient lotions: Green tea & bamboo moisturizer

We created a facial moisturizer for men on Friday with pomegranate oil and witch hazel. Could we make a different version of this? Of course – there are literally thousands of different moisturizers we could make! When it comes to a man’s facial products, we want to formulate something moisturizing and hydrating that will help…...

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Six ingredient lotions: Pomegranate & witch hazel facial moisturizer for men

It seems like I can’t turn around without seeing an ad for men’s products these days. From pomades to moustache waxes to moisturizers to beard conditioners, it seems like it’s hipper than ever for men to use products. And rightly so! Men like and deserve to be moisturized and protected! I have a whole section…...

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Modifying the six ingredient evening primrose, oat & chamomile body butter – oil phase and recipe

Continued from yesterday… If I want this to be a bit thicker, I could add some cetyl alcohol. It’ll increase the glide and slip as well as thickening it. I think I’ll use 3% in the heated oil phase. This means I need to increase my emulsifier and reduce the water by the re-calculated amount. And…...

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Modifying the six ingredient evening primrose, oat, and chamomile body butter – water phase

As much as I’ve been enjoying the six ingredient lotions, let’s take a moment to look at how you could modify the lotions to include more ingredients that you love. We’ll use yesterday’s six ingredient evening primrose, oat, and chamomile body butter as our starting recipe. EVENING PRIMROSE, OATS,  & CHAMOMILE HAND AND BODY LOTIONHEATED WATER…...

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Six ingredient lotions: Evening primrose, oats & chamomile hand and body lotion

What six ingredient lotion could we make specifically for dry skin? What things could we include to make sure that dry skin is getting all the hydration and moisturization it can? Because dry skin suffers from lower hydration levels and an impaired barrier mechanism, we need humectants to draw water to our skin and occlusives…...

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Six ingredient lotion: Kukui nut & babassu oil with Ritamulse SCG (updated)

Let’s take another look at a six ingredient lotion we could make! We’ve already made a rice bran oil & mango butter body butter and a rice bran oil & mango butter body lotion…what should we do next? What’s a six ingredient lotion? It’s one that contains six ingredients not including the water, preservative, and…...

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Six ingredient lotion: Kukui nut & babassu oil with Polawax or e-wax (updated)

Yesterday we took a look at how to make a six ingredient lotion with kukui nut & babassu oil with Ritamulse SCG. Today, let’s modify that recipe for those of you with Polawax or e-wax. Recipes made with Ritamulse SCG tend to be thicker than those made with Polawax or e-wax, and a lot thicker…...

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Six ingredient lotions: Rice bran & mango butter body butter

Yesterday we took a look at a six ingredient lotion with rice bran oil and mango butter. Today we’ll take a look at another six ingredient recipe we could make using the basic lotion recipe. BASIC LOTION RECIPEHEATED WATER PHASE68.5% water HEATED OIL PHASE24% oil6% emulsifier (BTMS or Polawax) COOL DOWN PHASE1% fragrance or essential…...

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Six ingredient lotions: Rice bran & mango butter body lotion

Marina’s recent experiment with changing just one ingredient in a lotion to see what it does inspired me to bring back the six ingredient lotion challenge! What’s a six ingredient lotion? It’s one that contains six ingredients not including the water, preservative, and fragrance or essential oil. It helps us get back to the basics…...

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