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I have loads of recipes here on Humblebee & Me that use this ingredient—it’s one of my favourites! Have you tried using the search function on this website?
I agree—it’s impossible to get that colour with those ingredients. There’s no brown in that picture, and there’s a ton of brown in red iron oxide. The fact that the image displayed is obviously just a digital rendering makes me extra doubtful about the accuracy of the colour.
Oooh, I’m really interested in this as well! I would bet that taking their classes would only ever be a good thing, it’s just a matter of the cost, and whether or not you would want to take additional courses to get to where you want to be.
I attended a free webinar with Formulate Natural Cosmetics last weekend. It might be worth giving them a “like” and checking them out, too. She definitely wasn’t using all crunchy ingredients (stuff like modified cationic guar gum), but was still calling everything “natural”.
You’re a machine, Cynn!
Inertia—You were getting caught by the spam filter because you submitted about 25 posts in a matter of minutes. I’ve approved them all now but I think there is a lot of duplicated content now.
Agggggg I just typed out a big comment and lost it. NOoooooooo.
Key points: Not all silicones are the same, some are light and evaporate quickly, some are heavier, and they all have different purposes.
Also, Susan has written lots about why she loves silicone for frizzy hair—for the same reason Belinda doesn’t like it!
What Penny has suggested sounds a lot like the super black pigment that TKB used to sell; it’s a super lovely cool, rich black thanks to the blue ultramarine!
Ooooooh! New toys 😍 I still haven’t got into my sepimax even though I’ve had it for over a month… shame. Perhaps I’ll have some time over the next few days as Lottie is under mostly crate arrest as she just got fixed. Poor lady.
You’ll need to melt the magnesium stearate over direct heat—I’m pretty sure all the instructions in the book say so, due to the melting point being too high for a water bath.
The best way to go about it is mash it up with some liquid oil to break up the clumps before starting, and then melt it over low, direct heat; then add the wax and lower the temperature (as beeswax discolours at temperatures high enough to melt magnesium stearate—it’s purely cosmetic, but avoidable). You can definitely melt everything together all at once if you’re not fussy about the base being a bit darker 🙂
OOooh geez haha. That’s… that’s the kind of person who thinks they can live without chemicals.
This basically just looks like lotion to me; the only primer-ish ingredients are the starch and silica, which will both help mattify your complexion. Silica can also be drying if over-used (which is likely why it’s so far down the ingredients list; I’d guess it’s used at 1-2%, if not less). The vitamin C is a nice notion, but would be hard to include in a stable and effective manner at home.
I’m also quite concerned that this product appears to be completely unreserved despite containing tons of bug food, and I have no idea how they are emulsifying it as it contains no emulsifiers, just thickeners (the wax and Hydroxyethylcellulose).
So, yeah… basically, this formula baffles me. Without trying it I have no way of knowing if it actually works as a primer, but there’s a couple red flags in terms of safety and stability from looking at the ingredients list. Hmm.
Hmm. This is slightly off-topic, but another reader reported she tried swapping the baking soda in one of my deo recipes for diatomaceous earth, and with great results! Perhaps give that a go?
This is fantastic! Thank you so much, Sarah!
Lordy, I am currently resisting the urge to pull my hair out. It’s not worth it, it’s not worth it… 😛