Creating an apres sun cooling & soothing spray (part two, preservatives and base formula) 

Welcome back to this short series on making a lovely cooling and soothing apres sun spray. In part one, we looked at some ingredients we could use to create a base formula. Today, in part two, we’ll choose some preservatives, then make the base formula. Let’s choose some preservatives!  When it comes to preservatives, note...

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Creating an apres sun cooling & soothing spray (part one, ingredients)

It’s almost summer in the Northern hemisphere, and I know I’m being exposed to a lot of sun as I shake off the cold, wind, and rain of the winter and enjoy the great outdoors before the hot and smoky summer season is upon us. Let’s take a look at a lovely spray we could...

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Q&A: Creating room or body sprays with solubilizers other than polysorbate 20?

In this month’s Q&A, PrincessJess asked,  Hi Susan. Thanks so much for helping us fledgling formulators! I actually have two questions for you. 1. Are you keeping this platform open or do you want us to cancel and join the other platform. I got really confused by that post. 2. Can you pretty please do...

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Summer products: Aloe vera apres sun spray

I love my summer cooling spray. It keeps me sane over the warmer months, and makes me smell like a minty Life Saver! Let’s take a look at the basic recipe, then see if we can make it more awesome! SUPER EXTRA ALOE-Y APRES SUN SPRAYWATER PHASE90.5% aloe vera liquid2% sodium lactate COOL DOWN PHASE3%...

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