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).
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 29th, 2020: Third formula – facial moisturizer
Formulating Friday series for Polawax!
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.
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)