Hey $10 subscribers! The new e-book is here – Foamy, bubbly, lathery powders: Face & body cleansers

For July 2021 subscribers only. You can buy the e-book from the store if you weren’t a subscriber for the month of July 2021. Click here to see the e-book in the shop!  What will you find in this e-book? 69 pages, over 21,000 words, 27 formulas for foamy, bubbly, lathery powdery cleansers for face, hands,...

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Practice your process: Choosing the right preservative for the job! 

We need to talk about a preservatives for a bit for both the Tarte Frxxxtion stick duplication and in general. When we’re formulating, we need to evaluate every product to see which preservative will work best with it. In most of the formulas I make, I use Germall Plus liquid because it works with the...

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Potential duplication for Tarte Frxxxtion stick 3-in-1 exfoliating cleanser (part one)

This duplication has been a long time coming, and it’s huge for a number of reasons. One, there are many ingredients we’ve never discussed before, and two, it led me down a massive rabbit hole about clays, oils, and all kinds of chemistry. If you don’t want to read all of that, it’ll be quite...

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Member exclusive: Potential duplication of Evan Healy Blue Lavender Cleansing Milk (part four, the formula)

Okay, we’ve spent three long posts looking at the ingredients, so let’s get on with a starting formula for this Evan Healy Blue Lavender Cleanser. (As a note, I haven’t had a chance to try this one yet, but I have it planned for later this week!) Catch up by reading part one, part two,...

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Member exclusive: Potential duplication of Evan Healy Blue Lavender Cleansing Milk (part one)

In the October duplicating post, Heather asked if we could duplicate Evan Healy Blue Lavender Cleansing Milk. Sure, why not? This seems like a very nice, mild cleanser full of all kinds of lovely extracts!The first step in my duplicating process is to get a complete ingredient list. Water (Aqua), Rose Geranium (Pelargonium capitatum) Floral...

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