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7 pieces of equipment for intermediate formulators

7 pieces of equipment for intermediate formulators

A few months ago I shared Ten pieces of equipment for new formulators (Part 1 & Part 2), where I covered ten must-have (and a few bonus/optional) pieces of equipment you need to start formulating skincare and cosmetics. Today we are looking at equipment you'll...

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2 Creamy Conditioners with BTMS-25: Light & Rich

2 Creamy Conditioners with BTMS-25: Light & Rich

This post (and pair of formulations) is a continuation of last month's Super Simple Creamy Hair Conditioner with BTMS-25: 3 Ways. Today we are making two more creamy hair conditioners with BTMS-25; one is a lightweight conditioner that makes a good leave-in...

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6 body butter mistakes most newbies make

6 body butter mistakes most newbies make

Body butters are a fabulous place to start your formulating journey. I started with lip balms and body butters and made a lot of mistakes along the way; I'm hoping this post can help save you from a few of them! Want to watch this project instead of reading it? Watch...

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Passionfruit Pressed Oil Serum

Passionfruit Pressed Oil Serum

This four ingredient Passionfruit Pressed Oil Serum was formulated to let all the ingredients shine brightly. Made from three luxurious Brazilian ingredients and rounded out with a wonderful skin-loving antioxidant, this pressed oil serum can also be used as a...

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Soft Oat Hand Lotion

Soft Oat Hand Lotion

This pillowy, silky hand lotion has earned a much-coveted spot on my bedside table. I positively adore how it makes my skin feel; it is richly moisturizing without being greasy, and has a luxurious, powdery finish. I thought a wonderful hand lotion formulation was...

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Why is my body butter not whipping?

Why is my body butter not whipping?

Have you ever whipped up an utterly decadent body butter, only to find it transformed into a hard, crumbly brick when left overnight? Or perhaps you were whipping up a gorgeous blend of butters that suddenly collapsed into soft gloppy mess? Whipped body butters are...

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Whipped Cupuaçu Passionfruit Body Butter

Whipped Cupuaçu Passionfruit Body Butter

It's been positively ages since I made a whipped body butter—since late 2020! This one was inspired by some gifted ingredients from Lavida Oils; their cupuaçu butter is utterly lovely and has re-ignited my long-standing love for this uniquely lovely butter. Cupuaçu...

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Raspberry Lavender Soothing Body Milk

Raspberry Lavender Soothing Body Milk

This Raspberry Lavender Soothing Body Milk is a lightweight, drizzle-able, all-natural body milk made with a new-to-me palm-free emulsifier. It's a gorgeous way to moisturize and soothe summer skin without feeling weighed down or greasy. Let's dive in! Want to watch...

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Champagne Shampoo Bars

Champagne Shampoo Bars

This champagne-scented ultra-sudsy solid shampoo bar was inspired by the 110th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic. I've shared a few Titanic-inspired formulations (and costumes!) in the past, and I thought we were overdue for a formula inspired by one...

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