Q&A: What could cause these clumps in my anhydrous balm?

In this month’s Q&A, Big G asked, Hi Susan, been subscribing for a while but this is my first time asking a question. I’ve been tweaking an anhydrous balm but my recent batch all had circles/clumps where the beeswax looks like it solidified separately from the rest of the constituents (not sure that’s what happened but...

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Creating a lotion bar from scratch using rice bran wax (part three)

Welcome back to this series on creating lotion bars with rice bran wax! We started by taking a look at what rice bran wax was all about, then we added rice bran wax to a lotion bar with soy wax, then we created a basic lotion bar from scratch. Yesterday, we had some fun altering the...

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Creating a lotion bar from scratch using rice bran wax (part two)

Welcome back to this series on creating lotion bars with rice bran wax! We started by taking a look at what rice bran wax was all about, then we added rice bran wax to a lotion bar with soy wax, then we created a basic lotion bar from scratch. Today, let’s take a look at altering...

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Creating a lotion bar from scratch with rice bran wax (part one)

Welcome back to this short series on using rice bran wax. First, we met this awesome plant-based wax, then we modified a lotion bar formula to have a higher melting point with it. Today, let’s take a look at creating a lotion bar from scratch with it. If you’ve never made lotion bars before, may...

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Creating a lotion bar using rice bran wax!

Yesterday, we spent some time taking a look at rice bran wax. Today, let’s take a look at how we might use it in a lotion bar! I teach this version of a softer lotion bar with soy wax that works really well as a massage bar in my eco skin care class at Voyageur Soap...

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