This is the home page for the Formulating Friday lotion making series/course for September to December 2020. It’s associated with the Newbie Tuesday lotion making series/course for the same period of time. We will be making the formula on Newbie Tuesday, then modifying it on Formulating Friday. I will be putting all the Formulating Friday posts here, along with additional reading and links.
You can find the links to the previous series in which we made naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG in the beginners section of the blog (scroll down a bit).
For this home page, I’ll be sharing the start of the Newbie Tuesday series/course and the first formula, then I’ll only share the Formulating Friday series to make it less messy. Visit the link to the Newbie Tuesday home page if you want more information.
Introduction to the entire series! Part one: Polawax, Natragem EW, e-wax NF, or Phytomulse (almond, amaranth, chlorella, or coconut)
August 28, 2020: Introduction, the plan, shopping lists, packaging, and equipment
September 9th, 2020: An aside for this week’s Newbie Tuesday post: Calculating the emulsifier
September 10th, 2020: Introduction to the ingredients we’ll be using in this series.
To learn more about choosing preservatives, look at this post from the previous series.
Sunday, September 13th, 2020: Creating hand & body lotions with Polawax – meeting link, password, and downloads
September 15th, 2020: First formula – hand & body lotion
September 22nd, 2020: Second formula – body butter or cream
September 23rd, 2020: Modifying a body butter to become a cream (additional part)
October 6th, 2020: Third formula – facial moisturizer
Formulating Friday series: Making lotions with Polawax, e-wax NF, Phytomulse, or Natragem EW
September 18, 2020: Formulating Friday! Let’s modify a hand & body lotion using Polawax! (Part 3)
October 2nd, 2020: Let’s modify a body butter! (Part 4)
October 9th, 2020: Let’s modify a facial moisturizer (Part 5).
Formulating Friday series: Making lotions with Incroquat BTMS-50
November 3, 2020: Introduction to Incroquat BTMS-50
November 10, 2020: Hand & body lotion with BTMS-50 (Newbie Tuesday post)
November 13, 2020: Modifying the hand & body lotion
November 14th, 2020: Choosing preservatives for cationic emulsions, like Incroquat BTMS-50
November 17th, 2020: Body butter with BTMS-50 (Newbie Tuesday post)
November 20th, 2020: Modifying the body butter, part one
November 21st, 2020: Modifying the body butter, part two
November 22nd, 2020: Modifying the body butter, part three
December 1st, 2020: Newbie Tuesday: Creating creams with Incroquat BTMS-50 (consider this the first post of the cream series)
December 4th, 2020: Creating creams with Incroquat BTMS-50 (part one, increasing the oil phase)
December 11th, 2020: Creating facial moisturizers with Incroquat BTMS-50
Formulating Friday series: Making lotions with Simulsol/Lotionpro™ 165
January 22, 2021: Formulating Friday: Hand & body lotions (week two)
January 26, 2021: Newbie Tuesday: Hand & body lotions (week three) – increasing viscosity
February 16, 2021: Newbie Tuesday: Body butter (week four)
February 19, 2021: Formulating Friday: Body butter (week four)
March 2, 2021: Newbie Tuesday – creating a cream (week five)
March 5, 2021: Formulating Friday – creating a cream (week five)
March 9, 2021: Newbie Tuesday – creating facial moisturizers (week six)
March 12, 2021: Formulating Friday– creating facial moisturizers (week six)
A few modifications of the Formulating Friday facial moisturizer. If you want to add 0.2% Xanthan Gum, Sepimax ZEN, or Sepinov EMT 10 to the heated oil phase as we have in the week six formula, please do that. I didn’t include it in these formulas for some reason…
Part four: Olivem 1000
March 16, 2021: Introduction, the plan, shopping lists, packaging, and equipment
April 30, 2021: Creating a light, naturally compliant hand & body lotion with Olivem 1000 (week two)
May 7, 2021: Creating a thicker, naturally compliant hand & body lotion with Olivem 1000 (week three)
Additional ingredients for the advanced series!
Cetyl Alcohol – thickener
Dimethicone 350 cs – emollient, silicone
Disodium EDTA – chelating ingredient
Sodium phytate – chelating ingredient
Stearic acid – thickener, fatty acid
Tetrasodium EDTA – chelating ingredient
Emollients – find links to all the oils, butters, esters, fatty alcohols, fatty acids, hydrocarbons and more in this section of the blog!
Apricot kernel oil (medium greasy, light)
Avocado oil (low greasy, heavy)
Baobab oil (low greasy, heavy)
Camellia oil (non-greasy, light)
Carrot tissue oil (low greasy, light, very orange)
Fractionated coconut oil (very light, non-greasy)
Grapeseed oil (non-greasy, light)
Isododecane (non-greasy, super light, volatile)
Macadamia nut oil (non-greasy, light)
Neossance® Hemisqualane (non-greasy, super light)
Pumpkin seed oil (medium greasy, light)
Rice bran oil (medium greasy, light)
Sea buckthorn oil (low greasy, light, very orange)
Sweet almond oil (medium greasy, light)
Tamanu oil (low greasy, heavier)
Illipe butter – NEW!
Mowrah butter (in other butters post)
Anti-oxidants and rancidity – found in this section on the blog.
A summary of anti-oxidants (links updated)
Rancidity: A primer (links updated)
Mechanisms of rancidity: Why things go bad! (links updated)
Determining the shelf life of our products – updated for 2020