Formulating Friday lotion making series: Creating naturally compliant emulsions with Olivem 1000 – part three, a thicker hand & body lotion formula

Welcome to week three of our Formulating Friday advanced lotion making series/course! This week, we’re making a thicker hand & body lotion using our new emulsifier, Olivem 1000! We made a basic version on Tuesday; today’s version will be more complicated. Before diving into this post, I recommend reading the Newbie Tuesday post on making...

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Formulating Friday lotion making series: Creating naturally compliant emulsions with Olivem 1000 – part two, a light hand & body lotion formula

Welcome to week two of our Formulating Friday advanced lotion making series/course! This week, we’re making a light hand & body lotion using our new emulsifier, Olivem 1000! We made a basic version on Tuesday; today’s version will be more complicated. You will want to read Tuesday’s entry to get a handle on why we’re...

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Creating a light hydrating summer body lotion with Olivem 1000 – part three, thickening with fatty alcohols, acids, and esters

Earlier this week, we met a new-to-me oil, tamanu oil! On Friday, we created a summery body milk with this oil with a ton of humectants to give our product a quick break kind of feeling, then we made the lotion using three variations on the formula. Today, let’s take a look at how we...

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Creating a light hydrating summer body milk with Olivem 1000 – part two

Earlier this week, we met a new-to-me oil, tamanu oil! Yesterday, we created a summery body milk with this oil with a ton of humectants to give our product a quick break kind of feeling. Today, let’s make that lotion before considering a few ways we could alter it with thickeners, oils, and rheology modifiers....

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Creating a light hydrating summer body milk with Olivem 1000 – part one

On Thursday, we met a new-to-me oil, tamanu oil! Let’s take a look at how we might use this in a lotion! As a note, I find the smell too strong to use in huge amounts in an anhydrous product, like a lotion bar or whipped butter, but you could certainly use it in those...

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