Another aside about Lush’s “fresh fruit purées” now that I have an ingredient list with INCI names…

Sorry I had to take a break in the Lush duplications, but I finally received my American Pie solid body conditioner and an American Cream solid body wash, and had to address what I saw on the ingredient list they sent me. Point of Interest: The solid body wash is way too fragranced! I love…...

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Where to start duplicating Lush’s American Pie solid body conditioner? Part five: Little Pot of Energy, versions 2 and 3

Welcome back to this duplication of Lush’s Little Pot of Energy solid lotion bar! We’ve been working on this for a few days now. Here are the posts so far in this series… Where to start duplicating Lush’s American Pie Solid Body Conditioner? Part one Where to start duplicating Lush’s American Pie Solid Body Conditioner?…...

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Where to start duplicating Lush’s American Pie solid body conditioner? Part four: Little Pot of Energy, version 1

As I mentioned in part two of this series, I couldn’t find an American Pie Solid Body Conditioner when I was in the UK, so I bought a Little Pot of Energy Naked Body Lotion to see if I could duplicate that one until I could find the appropriate bar. Check out this series so…...

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Where to start duplicating Lush’s American Pie solid body conditioner? Part three: Little Pot of Energy, analyzing the ingredients list

As I mentioned in part two of this series, I couldn’t find an American Pie Solid Body Conditioner when I was in the UK, so I bought a Little Pot of Energy Naked Body Lotion to see if I could duplicate that one until I could find the appropriate bar. Check out this series so…...

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Q&A: Where to start duplicating Lush’s American Pie solid body conditioner? Part two

Yesterday, we reviewed the ingredient list for Lush’s American Pie solid body conditioner. Today, let’s take a closer look at those ingredients and how we might create a potential formula for the product. Ingredients: Fair Trade Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cacao) Murumuru Butter (Astrocaryum Murumuru) Fresh Strawberry Puree (Fragaria Vesca)*, Fresh Orange Puree (Citrus Aurantium Dulcis)…...

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Q&A: Where to start duplicating Lush’s American Pie solid body conditioner? Part one…

In the March Q&A, Katy asked, Hello everyone! I’m just getting started out making my own products. My favorite thing right now is the American Pie solid body conditioner by Lush. I was wondering where I would begin to make something similar. The ingredients seem pretty easy until the end of the list. I’m not sure what the…...

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Member exclusive Q&A: Can I add honey to a lip balm?

In the community section of the Patreon feed, Gabriella asked: Can honey be an ingredient in an anhydrous product like a lip balm? I can never get it to incorporate correctly. The short answer is no, we can’t incorporate water soluble ingredients like honey into an anhydrous or oil based product. The longer answer is yes,…...

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