Q&A quickies: Why do we have to allow the product to cool before packaging?

Why do we always say to package your product when it’s reached room temperature? Because we don’t want all that condensation in the bottle or the cap, which can happen when the product is even slightly warm. Before you know it, you have mold and other nasty things growing in the cap that’ll end up...

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Another installment of “for the love of God don’t make this!” – Goodful’s Homemade Gentle Magnesium Lotion – potential formulas

Yesterday, we analyzed the absolutely horrible recipe shared by Goodful for a Gentle Homemade Magnesium lotion. Today, let’s look at how we could make a safe, stable, and effective version that won’t be contaminated two days after making it. If you just want to see the formula, scroll about 3/4 the way down this post....

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Another installment of “for the love of God don’t make this!” – Goodful’s Homemade Gentle Magnesium Lotion

Welcome to another instalment of “For the love of God don’t make this!” brought to you by Goodful’s Homemade Gentle Magnesium lotion. (I can’t get the video from YouTube, so you’ll have to click on the link to see the video on Facebook.) Here’s what they would have you make. For fun, consider the mistakes...

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Subscribers’ exclusive: Improving radiance and brightening skin: Ingredients to reduce hyperpigmentation (part two)

We’ve spent the last week looking at various ways we can “improve radiance” and “brighten skin”. On Monday, we took a look at using hydrating and moisturizing ingredients to increase hydration and reduce dryness. On Wednesday, we created a hand & body lotion for more humid climates, and Thursday, we created one for more arid...

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Subscribers’ exclusive: Improving radiance and brightening skin: Ingredients to reduce hyperpigmentation (part one)

We’ve spent the last week looking at various ways we can “improve radiance” and “brighten skin”. On Monday, we took a look at using hydrating and moisturizing ingredients to increase hydration and reduce dryness. On Wednesday, we created a hand & body lotion for more humid climates, and Thursday, we created one for more arid...

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