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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#alltheingredients: Rice bran wax

A few of my favourite suppliers have started carrying rice bran wax, so I had to add it to my overflowing list of ingredients in the workshop, and thought I’d share what I’ve learned about it with you.  Rice bran wax (INCI:  Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax -USA – or Oryza Sativa Cera – EU) is…...

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#alltheingredients: Bis-PEG-18 methyl ether dimethyl silane – a water soluble silicone wax!

I’m having a serious love affair with this water soluble silicone wax – Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane – that melts at 29˚C to 34˚C – 84˚F to 92˚F, well below body temperature – which you might find as Gransil VX-406. It offers a silky, smooth, powdery skin feel without being too waxy or draggy, the…...

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Have you made beeswax wraps yet? Two formulas I found online!

I bought some pine resin to make up those beeswax wraps for putting over bowls and such. I have so much fabric, and I’m trying to use my hoard, so this – along with making re-usable bags or zippered pouches – fits right in with this year’s theme!  I’m hoping to try the formula for…...

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Weekend Wonderings: Molecular changes in lotion, beeswax as an emulsifier, and why I don’t make CP soap

Someone asked what I was studying in school – chemistry! I’m an addict, I admit it. (Hey, I love chemistry so much, I married a man named Nichols!) My exam went well. I can’t believe there are only three more weeks! What will I do to fill my time? Maybe I’ll actually relax for a…...

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Weekend wonderings: Rice bran wax, shea butter, and willow bark extract

I have a pot of Earl Grey steeping beside me, a dog curled up at my feet, and some great tunes on the iPod! Let’s get wondering! (And if you have something you’d like me to wonder about, click here and add your question to the list!)  RICE BRAN WAX AS AN EMULSIFIER?In this post,…...

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