Easy Non-Greasy Hand Lotion

Hand lotion is a skincare staple; heck, even my dad uses it! But, if your handmade lotions are anything like the ones I made when I was a new maker, you’ve probably noticed that your DIY versions are really different from products sold by big brands like Cerave, Cetaphil, and La Roche Posay. They’re probably greasier than the hand lotions you buy from the store, and might also be getting stuck in the bottom of your pump top bottles, forcing you to go full ‘dipstick‘ to use them up.

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Avoid these two common ingredient label mistakes

If you dream of selling your handmade skincare someday, one of the many responsibilities you’ll be taking on is properly labelling your products. Different countries have different labelling requirements (so make sure you’re researching and following all the rules set out by the relevant regulatory bodies in the country/countries you’re selling in), but no matter where you are, you can be pretty sure your cosmetic products will need an ingredient label.

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20 Quick & Easy Ways to Customize Lotion Formulations

So, you’ve finally made your very first lotion. Exciting stuff! If you’re anything like me, you’re now dreaming up all the different ways you’d love to customize the formulation. Could it be thicker? Can you add some colour? What about some scent? However, as a new lotion formulator, you aren’t sure what you can and can’t do without making the whole thing curdle, split, and die a sad, separated death.

20 quick & easy ways to customize lotions

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Dangerous Essential Oil Mistakes Most DIYers Make

Essential oils are are some of the riskiest ingredients in DIY skincare, and most people don’t realise it because of all the misinformation out there. There’s this idea that they’re safe and simple to use because they’re all natural, but unfortunately, that’s not the whole story. Mis-use of essential oils can lead to everything from irritation to rashes to severe chemical burns. Using them properly is, well, essential.

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Strawberry Body Yogurt

You’ve almost certainly heard of the rather dairy-product-sounding “body butter”; but what about the equally dairy-ish body yogurt? Think of body yogurt as body butter’s ultra-light cousin: a fast-absorbing and super-slippy body moisturizer that is low on rich oils and high in hydrating humectants. It is perfect for the hot summer months if you want all of the hydration of richer moisturizer, but none of the heaviness or greasiness.

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