How I Would Learn to Formulate (if I could start over)

You’ve made your first DIY lip balms, body butters, and maybe even a lotion. You’ve shared your creations with your friends and family, and they love them! Now you’ve got the itch to try creating your own recipes instead of just following ones you found online.

But… where do you start? How to you make the jump from using someone else’s formulations to starting from a blank page? How do you know what you’re allowed to do? Can you combine these two ingredients? How much emulsifier do you need?

How I Would Learn to Formulate (if I could start over)

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Winter Wonderland Hand & Body Lotion

Today’s gift-able holiday DIY is a powdery, silky, fragrant Winter Wonderland Hand & Body Lotion that I’m just obsessed with. I find hand and body lotion is quite a good gift as it’s a product many people already use (so it’s already part of their day-to-day life and will probably get used), but unlike facial skincare products, they’re usually more willing to try something new. And this lovely lotion is definitely worth trying 😄

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Candy Cane Emulsified Body Butter

As soon as I settled on Candy Cane as a theme, I knew I wanted to try to make a lovely piped multi-colour body butter for it. And here it is! The ingredient list is fairly simple, the piping is fun (and easy once you’ve got the right gear!), and the final product is gorgeous. Let’s go!

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Winter Wonderland Shimmery Foaming Bath Salts

These Winter Wonderland Shimmery Foaming Bath Salts are pretty darn fun, and make for a fabulous gift. Much like a bath bomb, they fizz and foam and transform your bath water into silky loveliness—but they’re much easier to make. They also smell great and add a bit of biodegradable holiday sparkle to your soak. Basically, if you’ve ever wanted to take a bath in the liquid from a snow globe, these bath salts just might be for you 😅

Winter Wonderland Shimmery Foaming Bath Salts

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