Creating a hydrating honey, bamboo & hyaluronic acid facial serum with squalane (formula)!

So what the heck happened between the batch of hydrating hyaluronic acid & squalane serum I made a few weeks ago that was perfectly clear – find the formula here – and the one we made in our Zoom meeting the other day? Why did it go all creamy like that? The short answer is that…...

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Newbie Tuesday: Making naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG (week twelve) – body lotion #3

Welcome back to our Newbie Tuesday series, introduction to making naturally compliant lotions using Ritamulse SCG! We’re in week 12, which means it’s time to make our third and final body lotion! Catch up on the series in the links below! Or click here to see the Beginners! Start here section where I’m updating all…...

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Newbie Tuesday: Making naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG (week eleven) – body lotion #2

If you want to follow along and catch up on the series, scroll down to see the links or visit the Beginners! Start here page and scroll down a bit.  Last week, we made the first of three body lotions – a non-greasy version with fractionated coconut oil, non-greasy oils, and mango butter. This week,…...

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Newbie Tuesday: Making naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG (week ten) – body lotions!

Welcome back to Newbie Tuesday! Sorry, I missed last week – I didn’t realize how much time preparing for the Zoom meeting and writing the e-zine would take, and Newbie Tuesday was lost in the shuffle. I’m working on getting all the weeks prepared in advance so I won’t fall behind as much. Quick question…...

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Creating a shampoo bar from scratch: A base formula

We’ve spent the last week looking at different ingredients we could use in a solid shampoo bar that’s pH balanced to be between 4 to 6.5, which is the right acidic range for our hair. When I create shampoo bars, I prefer to use sodium cocoyl isethionate or SCI, which comes in noodles, prills, powders,…...

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One ingredient, five products: Stearic acid – a hand lotion

If you’ve never used stearic acid in a lotion before, this is the lotion formula  I recommend as a great starting point. It’s a small variation on the basic lotion you’ll find in the newbie section of the blog, but it’s a great way to learn what stearic acid brings to your product. As I mentioned…...

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