How to gently scent lotions with natural ingredients (+2 free formulas!)

In this post I’m going to teach you two ways to gently—and naturally—scent your lotion formulations without using essential oils. These scenting strategies are good options for new makers, those who have sensitive skin, and those who prefer more softly scented formulations. I’m starting with these gentler, easier strategies as they’re much more beginner friendly; my next post will look at some more potent (and slightly more challenging) scenting options. The formulations I’m sharing today are extensions of the formulation shared in this post, but you can easily apply these fragrant strategies to any lotion formulation, and with a bit of extra thought, many other types of formulations! As always, this post has a partner video. The partner video shows these strategies in action and teaches you how to adjust lotion formulations to use them, while this post contains lots of in-depth information and links to learn more. Make sure you’re watching the video and reading the post to learn as much as possible 🙂 Let’s dive in!

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4 tips to make your body butters feel expensive

If you’re looking to make your body butters stand out—make them feel more expensive, lighter, and lovelier—here are four of my top tips to do just that! These tips can be used for all kinds of body butter formulations—whipped body butters, body balms, body butter bars, hard body butters, soft and scoopable body butters, and more! I’ve included formulation guidelines and sample formulations for each tip so you know where to start. Let’s dive in!

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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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Stop Believing These 6 Lotion Myths

Today we are debunking six lotion making myths that I have heard a lot in the decade-plus I’ve been emulsifying on the interwebs. I hope you have a bit of fun with this post, learn some things, and feel emboldened to go out and break some rules!

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5 ingredients that will make your formulations smell awful

Today we are having a bit of fun with some famously stinky ingredients 😂  Whether or not you find the smell of an ingredient to be pleasant or unpleasant (or worth a bit of unpleasant-ness for its otherwise awesome-ness) is a highly personal thing, so please keep that in mind while I poke a bit of fun at some none-too-pleasantly-perfumed ingredients 😊 I’m not trying to throw a stink bomb into anybody’s ingredient loves! If you adore any of these stinky ingredients, by all means, carry on 😄

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