Zoom workshop on Sunday, August 9th at 11 am PDT – Botanical extracts – meeting link, password, and formula handout

Join me tomorrow for a live Zoom workshop in which we’ll be taking a look some of my favourite powdered, water soluble, and oil soluble extracts, like white willow bark, grapeseed, green tea, carob seed, bamboo, and so many more, then we’ll create a conditioner and a foaming facial product that we can customize to...

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Creating a foaming facial cleanser with Plantapon® TF: Reviewing the ingredients (part one)

Plantapon® TF (INCI: Decyl Glucoside (and) Polyglyceryl-10 Caprylate/Caprate (and) Coco Glucoside (and) Glyceryl Oleate) It’s a blend of gentle to mild, non-ionic foamy, bubbly, lathery surfactants and non-ionic thickeners and emollients that can create tear-free cleansers with a skin friendly pH of 4.5 to 5.5, used at around 20%. It’s a wonderful cleanser for all...

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Members’ exclusive: Making a micellar water with cucumber hydrosol

I’ve absolutely fallen in love with cucumber hydrosol, and have been using it in my micellar waters and toners for a while now to get that crisp fragrance and soothing properties. It’s incredibly simple to use it in either product by substituting 10% to 20% cucumber hydrosol for any other hydrosol or in place of...

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(Member exclusive) Potential duplication of Tatcha One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil (part one) (updated)

In the February 2018 duplicating post, Kathy FK asked if we could duplicate Tatcha One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil. Sure, we can give it a try! What does the company say about this product? “Begin with dry hands and a dry face. Apply 1-2 pumps into the palm of your hand and massage onto face, including...

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Member exclusive Q&A: Could I add BTMS-50 to an oil cleanser?

In the March Q&A, Stephany asked: So I have made a simple gentle (morning with no makeup) oil cleanser with FCO and cromollient (solubilizer) and I am looking for ways to make it feel more luxurious, thick, and silky without using silicones because my skin usually doesn’t like them. Current Recipe: 98% FCO (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride) 2%...

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