Welcome to the landing page for our beginners’ lotion series for September 2020 and beyond. I’ll be updating these links with the new posts as well as those I think go along with them so you can work through them at your leisure.
For this series, I recommend you read the posts and make the formulas in the order you’ll see below. Each post builds on the previous one as I’ve designed it as a course.
There’s another part to this series/course in which we make a more advanced version of the formula, which you can find on the Formulating Friday series/course home page or you can scroll down to see those posts. They start in the same place with same posts on ingredients and process, but on September 18th, 2020, we start looking at more complicated versions of the formula.
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).
Introduction to the entire series!
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: Second formula – altering the viscosity
October 6th, 2020: Third formula – facial moisturizer
Part two: Incroquat BTMS-50
November 3, 2020: Introduction to Incroquat BTMS-50
November 10, 2020: Hand & body lotion with Incroquat BTMS-50
November 14th, 2020: Choosing preservatives for cationic emulsions, like Incroquat BTMS-50
November 17th, 2020: Body butters with Incroquat BTMS-50
December 1st, 2020: Creating creams with Incroquat BTMS-50
December 8th, 2020: Formulating facial moisturizers with Incroquat BTMS-50.
Part three: Simulsol/Lotionpro™ 165
January 26, 2021: Hand & body lotions (week three) – increasing the viscosity
February 16, 2021: Body butter (week four)
March 2, 2021: Creams and thickened lotions (week five)
March 9, 2021: Newbie Tuesday – facial moisturizer (week six)
Some more resources!
If you’re completely new to making products, check out my beginners start here! section of the blog where we start with the very basics. This includes information how to read a formula, why we measure by weight, and more.
If you’d like to know more about chemistry, please click here for my free-for-subscribers introduction to chemistry course.
Please click here to download a PDF of my general formulating notes for making products! ($3 and higher subscribers.)
Formula directory on the blog! You can find all the formulas I’ve written for the blog here! Woo hoo! ($3 and higher subscribers)