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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Summer products: 10 minute strawberry & honey parfait with ViscOptima SE, part four – altering the emollients

Welcome back to this series, Let’s make and modify products for summer! In the first part of this modification of the 10 minute strawberry & honey parfait with ViscOptima SE, we added some humectants, allantoin as an occlusive, and altered the oils a little bit. I shared our base formula with some modifications, which we’ll…...

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Summer products: 10 minute summer lotion with ViscOptima SE, part three – botanical extracts

Welcome back to this series, Let’s make and modify products for summer! In the first part of this modification of the 10 minute strawberry & honey parfait with ViscOptima SE, we added some humectants, allantoin as an occlusive, and altered the oils a little bit. I shared our base formula with some modifications, which we’ll build…...

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Summer products: 10 minute summer lotion with ViscOptima SE, part two – hydrosols, floral waters & fruit essences

Welcome back to this series, Let’s make and modify products for summer! In the first part of this modification of the 10 minute strawberry & honey parfait with ViscOptima SE, we added some humectants, allantoin as an occlusive, and altered the oils a little bit. I shared our base formula with some modifications, which we’ll build…...

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Summer products: 10 minute strawberry & honey parfait with ViscOptima SE, part one

Welcome back to this series, Let’s make and modify products for summer! When it comes to making anything for summer, we can make all kinds of modifications that’ll make our skin feel colder, more hydrated, more watery, but still reduce transepidermal water loss and give us all that awesome moisturized goodness we want in our…...

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Let’s make and modify products for summer! Plans & formula round-up

Welcome to July, one of my least favourite months of the year because I really don’t like heat or too much sun or sweating. (I like swimming in lakes and going camping, but who knows if those are possible this year?) Normally I’d hide away in my house with loads of air conditioning, but this…...

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Oh no, melting babassu oil! (Video)

It’s summer, so get your oils, butters, solid oils, and other fine meltables into a cool, dark place or fridge lest you suffer the curse of melted coconut or babassu oil coating everything in your oils box! Babassu and coconut oils melt at 24°C or 76°F, which is barely above room temperature for some buildings!…...

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Heat-proofing our body butters by making emulsified body butters!

On Tuesday, we took a look at adding a butter with a higher melting point to our anhydrous whipped body butters, then we looked at adding fatty acids, alcohols, or esters that might increase the melting point. We increased the melting point by thickening our oils with ingredients like Lipidthix or Cera bellina, and we…...

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