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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Dry Summer Body Oil

Body oils sounds like they should be the perfect, easy, DIY. Take some oil, put it on your body, and you’re done. Right? Unfortunately, if you’ve tried it you’ll know that approach can leave you feeling pretty darn oily. Why do commercial body oils leave your glowing while DIY ones can leave you feeling greasy? In this blog post I’m going to teach you the formulation strategy big companies use to create ultra light body oils and I’ll share a simple, all natural base formulation that is super customizable so you can easily create your very own dry body oils like the ones sold by Glossier and Morrocanoil.

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Easy Niacinamide Serums for Beginners

Niacinamide—also known as Vitamin B3—is a potent, effective, and popular active ingredient with amazing brightening and barrier-boosting skincare benefits. But, it can be a bit intimidating to work with. So, if you’ve been wanting to start formulating with niacinamide but haven’t been sure where to start, you’re in the right place. Let’s get started 😄

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The key to smooth body butters

Grainy, mealy, uneven body butters are the bane of any formulator’s existence. You’re dreaming of something silky smooth and divine, but instead your body butter feels like its full of sand… or perhaps you were promised a solid bar, but got oily slop instead. Bleh! Let’s learn how to solve all that 😄

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