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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Modifying products for summer: Making a warm process, more hydrating, more occlusive lotion with babassu oil and Incroquat BTMS-50

On the 31st, we modified the 10 minute naturally compliant, cationic lotion with babassu oil to add extra humectants. I asked if you wanted to see this made with a different emulsifier, and you said yes! so let’s take a look at that. Please let me know in the comments of any post what you’d...

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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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Heat-proofing your whipped butters! (Summer 2020 version)

This question comes up a lot in the warmer months – how can I heat-proof my anhydrous whipped body butters? – and there are a few different things you can do to keep them from liquifying in the annoying and completely unnecessary season we call summer. It’s hard to keep our anhydrous (without water) whipped...

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