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Rich Foaming Hand Wash

Rich Foaming Hand Wash

Today's formulation sets out to dupe the rich, luxurious lather and decadent, lingering scent of the very popular Bath & Body Works foaming hand soaps, but using ingredients we can get relatively easy. I had a ton of fun with this formulation, and documented the...

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Hot Chocolate Lip Butter

Hot Chocolate Lip Butter

We're continuing our Hot Chocolate holiday making theme with some tubes of the sort of lip butter I need in the winter. It's rich, creamy, and most importantly, long-wearing. This stuff sticks around for hours—an absolute must when it's cold, dry, and generally bleh...

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Christmas Spice Soft Foaming Sugar Scrub

Christmas Spice Soft Foaming Sugar Scrub

If you've been looking for a soft, scoopy, foaming sugar scrub that won't get too hard or melt into an oily mess... I've got good news for you 😄 This Christmas Spice Soft Foaming Sugar Scrub has a really fun, cake-batter-like gooey consistency. It's perfectly...

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Hot Chocolate Natural Body Butter

Hot Chocolate Natural Body Butter

Today we're kicking off our holiday 2022 making with a silky, decadent Hot Chocolate Natural Body Butter 🍫 This formulation is part of our first theme—Hot Chocolate! This is a bit of a "Bee Better" of a theme I very briefly touched on back in 2013. It was just...

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How to add actives and other ingredients to your lotions

How to add actives and other ingredients to your lotions

We've spent the last couple weeks learning how to formulate a simple, natural lotion, and how to adjust its viscosity, richness, scent, and more. Today we're looking at the huge topic of how to start incorporating other ingredients like actives, botanical extracts,...

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Easy 2% Salicylic Acid Solution

Easy 2% Salicylic Acid Solution

In today's formulation we're harnessing the skincare powerhouse that is salicylic acid with a simple formulation featuring a low-but-effective concentration of our star ingredient. Salicylic acid is commonly used in products for blemish-prone skin and has all kinds of...

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How to make your lotion lighter

How to make your lotion lighter

If you dream of fluid body milks, ultra-light emulsions, and fast-absorbing lotions, this post is for you. Today I'll be teaching you how to make thinner, lighter emulsions—I'm sharing three different strategies that you can mix and match to create the fast-absorbing...

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How to make your lotion richer

How to make your lotion richer

I struggled with what to title this post. I will be teaching you how to make your lotions richer and thicker, but the formulation skill behind that richness & thickness boosting is so much more than that! I will go as far as to say if you don't know how to do...

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How to make your lotions thicker

How to make your lotions thicker

If you want to make thicker lotions and creams, you've come to the right place! In this post I'll be teaching you three different (easy!) strategies for thickening and adding body to your natural lotions. You can use these strategies alone or combine them–it's up to...

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