Newbie Tuesday beginner lotion making series/course for September to December 2020

Welcome to the landing page for our beginners’ lotion series for September through December 2020. 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.

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).

Click here for the invitation to the Newbie Tuesday beginner lotion making discussion group/text chat on Discord!

Introduction to the entire series! 

August 28, 2020: Introduction, the plan, shopping lists, packaging, and equipment

September 8th, 2020: Introduction: The chemistry of lotions and some things about Polawax, e-wax NF, Phytomulse, and Natragem EW

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.

September 11th, 2020: Introduction to the ingredients we’ll be using in the advanced part of the series (part one, rheology modifiers, chelating ingredients, and anti-oxidants)

September 12th, 2020: More ingredients we’ll be using for the advanced formulas for Formulating Fridays, part two – esters, dimethicone, and vitamins!

To learn more about choosing preservatives, look at this post from the previous series. 

Part one: Polawax, Natragem EW, e-wax NF, or Phytomulse (almond, amaranth, chlorella, or coconut)

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 29th, 2020: Third formula – facial moisturizer

Formulating Friday series for Polawax! 

Find the home page for this advanced lotion making series here! 

September 18, 2020: Formulating Friday! Let’s modify a hand & body lotion using Polawax! (Part 3)

September 25, 2020: Let’s modify a body butter! (Part 4)

October 2, 2020: Let’s modify a facial moisturizer (Part 5).

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. 

And click here to sign up for the free course at Learn Cosmetic Formulation I’m offering with Perry Romanowski of Chemists’ Corner and Jane Barber of Making Skincare

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)

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