Q&A: Can we make an in-shower lotion bar from a conditioner bar? (Short answer yes, with loads of links to formulas)

In this month’s Q&A, Cristina asked, Hello! I am looking into making some kind of conditioner bar/lotion bar that I would apply to my skin in the shower after washing and shampooing- then rubbing in and rinsing off. Would I be able to just make a conditioner bar type product but instead add skin loving ingredients?...

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One ingredient, ten products: Incroquat BTMS-50 in solid scrub bars

Solid scrub bars are a great place to use Incroquat BTMS-50 as it will impart some great conditioning and moisturizing without a lot of greasiness, and it stiffens the bar so it’ll keep its shape. Adding Incroquat BTMS-50 to a bar means it’s now an emulsified scrub bar. Why make an emulsified bar instead of...

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Pumpkin seed oil: Making sugar scrub bars

I’ve been going on and on about pumpkin seed oil as it’s my new favourite oil, one that has a nice balance of linoleic acid and oleic acid, phytosterols, polyphenols, and Vitamin E. It’s also an appropriate time of year to be using the seeds from this gourd in our products because it seems like...

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An aside…Using cationic quaternary compounds in solid scrub bars

I love solid scrub bars! They’re easy to make, they’re easy to take travelling, and they make great presents! They don’t require a lot of packaging, except for a lovely cellophane bag and possibly a ribbon, a label, a tag, or whatever cute things you can think of to make it special. We use cationic...

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Formulating anhydrous scrub bars for different skin types

I love love love scrub bars for my body and my feet. Like sugar scrubs, they offer moisturizing by trapping in water from your shower or bath after exfoliating all that non-desquamated skin from your stratum corneum. (Okay, I don’t really say this in real life. I usually say, “Pretty” or “Nice”!) So how can...

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