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 want to add to your formulating kit as you grow and progress into an intermediate formulator. Some of these items are upgrades, some are expansions, and some are brand new. Let’s get started!

7 pieces of equipment for intermediate formulators

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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 conditioner, and the other is much richer, better suited to rinse-out and mask applications, depending on the needs of the user. Each formulation is easy to customize and designed to help you learn even more about conditioner formulation. Let’s get conditioning!

2 Creamy Conditioners with BTMS-25: Light & Rich

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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 decadent body butter and hair butter. And best of all? It smells wonderfully—and all naturally—of tangy, juicy passionfruit!

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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 well overdue, and this one more than fits the bill.

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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 absolutely decadent, but they can also be a bit finicky. Today we’re looking at the common reasons why your body butters aren’t whipping (or staying whippy) and how to fix that!

Why is my body butter not whipping?

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