Here are a few of my favourite lotion formulas!

If your hands are anything like mine, they’re parched from all the hand washing and sanitizing. I use the mildest surfactants I can find at the lowest effective percentages combined with all kinds of wonderful emollients and conditioners, but even still they feel so cracked and sore. To prevent all kinds of dry skin, here...

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Q&A: Where to start duplicating Lush’s American Pie body conditioner lotion? Part one: Analyzing the ingredient list

In part one, we reviewed the ingredient list for the American Pie Naked Body Conditioner, an anhydrous bar. In part two, I tried to find one to try, but they were either sold out or discontinued, so I bought a Little Pot of Energy Naked Body Lotion. As an aside, we took a look at...

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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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