Basic instructions for lotion making (updated August 15, 2020)

These are what I consider to be the basic instructions for making lotions for most types of emulsifiers, including Polawax, emulsifying wax, Incroquat BTMS-50, Simulsol 165/Lotionpro™ 165, and more. Always check how the emulsifier you’re using needs to be used as this method won’t work for other emulsifiers, like Olivem 1000, Montanov 68 MB, Varisoft...

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Let’s make some soy candles!

I can’t believe I haven’t written very much about candle making! I’m not an expert on the topic by any means, but I’ve made more than my fair share of votives, tea lights, and wax tarts over the last 12 years, so I thought I’d share some of my formulas and ideas! Let’s take a...

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Creating a shampoo bar from scratch: Modifying the base formula with different surfactants

On Tuesday, we made it to the base formula for making pH balanced shampoo bars using ingredients that’d keep the pH in the right range for our hair of pH 4 to 7. Let’s take a look at some potential modifications for that formula. Here are the links we’ll be using as we make these...

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Video: Make a sugared lip scrub!

At the HSCG conference in Las Vegas last year, I did a few instructional videos. Here’s the second one about making a lip scrub with just three ingredients! Click here for my instructional video! If you want more information, check out these posts… Yummy pear coconut lip scrub Jojoba and peppermint lip scrub Plumping peppermint...

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My new SnapGuide – making a lip shimmer or coloured lip balm

I’ve been meaning to make some mineral make-up visual guides, so here is the first one! Want to learn more? Click on the MMU label or look under the links to lists on the right hand side of the blog. http://snapguide.com/guides/make-a-coloured-lip-balm...

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