Almond Oat Emulsified Body Butter

We’re continuing our Almond Oat theme today with this perfect-for-autumn Almond Oat Emulsified Body Butter ❤️ Silky almond oil and rich shea butter star in the oil phase, with moisturizing and soothing oaty goodness from colloidal oatmeal and hydrolyzed oat protein. This emulsified body butter is a happy medium between lighter emulsions, like lotions and creams, and heavier anhydrous products like body butters and balms. It’s perfect for the darker, cooler days that are setting in here in Calgary. Let’s get emulsified!

How to Make Almond Oat Emulsified Body Butter

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Ten pieces of equipment for new formulators: Part 1

As a new formulator, buying ingredients is probably the most exciting type of shopping (there are so many new and promising ingredients!)—but don’t overlook your equipment shopping list! After all, you’ll need some tools to turn your new ingredients into all kinds of wonderful formulations 😄 Today I’m sharing part one of a two-part list: Ten pieces of equipment for new formulators. These are the ten things you’ll need to get started, including tips on how much to spend and where to shop. I’ve also included some honourable mentions that may or may not apply to you, depending on what you’re looking to make.

Ten pieces of equipment for new formulators: Part 1

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Wedding Cake Bath Bombs

These sparkly, fizzy bath treats were inspired by a best friend’s wedding cake ❤️ She asked for bath bombs as part of her wedding gift, and I thought making some that “matched” her wedding cake would be fun 😄 The resulting bath bombs aren’t a perfect match (the cake definitely tastes better!), but they still smell great and transform bath water into a silky, sensuous treat. Enjoy!

How to Make Wedding Cake Bath Bombs

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Candlelight Christmas Soap

It’s time for our second Christmas soap (and Christmas theme) of 2021: Candlelight Christmas Soap. It’s a warm, rich soap that I designed to look like a glowing candle and smell like cozy, fireside cuddles. Let’s get started!

How to Make Candlelight Christmas Soap

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Long-Wear Cream Eyeliner

Today I’m sharing a formulation I have been working on for months—a Long-Wear Cream Eyeliner. It goes on like a dream, wears beautifully, and easily holds its own when compared to products like Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner and KVD’s Tattoo Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner. The formulation I’m sharing today has been in development since May, meaning I tested it through some of our hottest summer days to make sure it was worthy of being released 😄

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Frosted Cranberry Christmas Soap

Welcome to the first 2021 Humblebee & Me holiday project—Frosted Cranberry Christmas Soap! Every year I select two wintery, Christmassy themes and create a collection of highly giftable DIYs around those themes. This year, Frosted Cranberry is one of those themes 😄 I was inspired by the idea of cheery red cranberries coated in a sparkling layer of frost—rich reds, eye-catching shimmers, fresh and juicy scents, and some beautiful cranberry ingredients to boot (I found out after I’d planned out tons of formulations and made this soap that Bath & Body Works has a line of Frosted Cranberry products 😝). As always, we’re starting with the soaps so you’ve got plenty of time to make ’em and let them age before gifting time is upon us!

How to Make Frosted Cranberry Christmas Soap

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