Celebrate Hallowe’en with pumpkin spice latte lotion!

I’m in bed sick with what I think might be the flu, so let’s celebrate Hallowe’en with a blast from the past! Happy National Coffee Day! Celebrate with coffee butter! Happy National Coffee Day! Celebrate with a whipped vanilla latte coffee butter! Mmm…pumpkin spice latte lotion! Pumpkin spice latte lotion with Penstia powder if you…...

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How can I heat-proof my anhydrous whipped body butter? Part four, using emulsifiers

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. Yesterday, we looked at other ways to thicken our oils and increase the melting point by using some…...

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How can I heat-proof my anhydrous whipped body butter? Part three, using oil thickeners

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. Today, let’s take a look at other ways to thicken our oils and increase the melting point so…...

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How can I heat-proof my anhydrous whipped body butter? Part two, adding fatty acids, alcohols, or esters

Yesterday, we took a look at adding a butter with a higher melting point to our anhydrous whipped body butters. Today, let’s take a look at adding other oil thickeners with higher melting points, like fatty alcohols, acids, or esters. Adding a solid ingredient like this can have a huge impact on the melting point of…...

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Weekday Wonderings: Why make an emulsified body butter over a whipped butter?

I used to do a thing on the old blog I called Weekend Wonderings where I’d find comments you’d made over the previous week and share them in a post. I stopped doing it as there were so few comments on the old blog and a lot of them were things that had been said…...

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Happy National Coffee Day! Celebrate with a whipped vanilla latte coffee butter!

Let’s get formulating with coffee butter! We met this interesting ingredient yesterday, and I think we can make some luxurious whipped butters good enough to drink! Amanda and I wanted to make something that would allow the less greasy, moisturizing feeling of the coffee butter to shine. Here’s what we formulated! WHIPPED VANILLA LATTE COFFEE…...

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Weekday Wonderings: How can we heat proof an anhydrous butter?

In this post, Adapting your products for summer, Taryn asked: I make body products and this will be my first summer. What can I do to better safeguard my products from turning into liquid pools while at markets and in the mail? I am just starting out and I am worrying that I may have to take…...

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Weekend Wonderings: How to heat proof a whipped butter?

It’s been a weird week! I’ve been sick for most of the week with some kind of stomach/digestive ailment, which has left me in bed feeling very grumpy. Today is Rated T for Teen video game club with the kids, then tonight we’re going to see Nightwish in Vancouver, and we’ll stay in town until…...

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Weekend Wonderings: Making a coconut oil whipped butter? How to use preneutralized carbomer?

In this post on whipped butters, Selah asks:  I would like to make a whipped body butter with just these ingredients: coconut oil, beeswax, vitamin e oil and essential oils. Would you happen to know a good ratio to use for a whipped body butter like that? FWIW: I made one yesterday that had a slightly too…...

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One ingredient, ten products: Sunflower oil in whipped butters

I love using sunflower oil in whipped butters because it offers a really light skin feel that takes a while to sink into my skin. It offers me tons of lovely linoleic acid to help repair skin’s barrier mechanisms and reduce transepidermal water loss, oleic acid to soften and moisturizer, and the phystosterols help reduce…...

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