Experiments in the workshop: Emulsified sugar scrub variations – modifying the emulsifier

I realized I was burning through a lot of these terms over the last two weeks, so I wanted to stop and take a look at what all this stuff we’ve been talking about means in terms of our products and our experiences as I think the best way to learn is to read something,...

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Experiments in the workshop: Emulsified sugar scrub variations – modifying the fatty alcohol

Last week, we took a look at making this luscious emulsified scrub with tucuma butter & babassu oil. Today, let’s look at a few ways we could modify it! Let’s take some of the concepts we discussed in today’s other post – Defining some cosmetic chemistry terms: Spreadability, play time, cushion, drag, and melt point –...

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Experiments in the workshop: Emulsified sugar scrub with tucuma butter & babassu oil 

I love emulsified scrubs so much! They’re relatively easy to make – melt, freeze, mix, package, use – and you can make so many changes to alter the skin feel and everything else! You’ll notice this formula is quite similar to the emulsified scrub bar I made back in July, and that’s because I wanted a...

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Duplications: How to start duplicating Lush’s lotions (updated)

It seems like most of Lush’s lotions are based on this kind of formula– an emulsion that uses stearic acid-TEA as the soap based, alkaline emulsifier. It’s the basis for the Ocean Salt scrub we duplicated in July, it’s the basis of the Dream Cream duplication on my blog, and it’s the basis of this Gorgeous...

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