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The Grossest Ingredients Ever Used in Cosmetics

The Grossest Ingredients Ever Used in Cosmetics

From bird poop facials to crocodile dung baths, it’s safe to say that may ancient beauty rituals were not only pretty iffy in the safety department, but also downright disgusting. Want to watch this post instead of read it? Watch Now Evidence of cosmetic use dates...

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The FREE formulation strategy you need to know

The FREE formulation strategy you need to know

Have you ever purchased a brand new ingredient and then had no idea how to actually include it in a formulation? Or perhaps you’ve been wanting to create your own formulation for something that's unlike anything you've ever made before, but you have no idea where to...

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Easy Non-Greasy Hand Lotion

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,...

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Avoid these two common ingredient label mistakes

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...

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20 Quick & Easy Ways to Customize Lotion Formulations

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...

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Dangerous Essential Oil Mistakes Most DIYers Make

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...

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Strawberry Body Yogurt

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...

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Foaming Shower Oil

Foaming Shower Oil

I'm so excited about this formulation, and even more so by the possibilities it represents. I've had lots of questions about how to make products like L'Occitane's Almond Shower Oil and Glossier's Body Hero Daily Oil Wash, and the answer has always been a really...

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Dry Summer Body Oil

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...

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