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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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Simple Sulfate-Free Shampoo Bar

Simple Sulfate-Free Shampoo Bar

Today we're kneading up a really simple shampoo bar that kicks out oodles of silky, luscious lather. You'll only need seven ingredients, there's no heat required, and you can whip up a batch in less than twenty minutes! Want to watch this project instead of read it?...

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Easy Niacinamide Serums for Beginners

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...

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How long do you have to age a shampoo bar?

How long do you have to age a shampoo bar?

If you’ve ever made a shampoo bar, you’ll know the last step is a rather ambiguous “age the bars” for what can sound like a rather random length of time. I decided I needed to know how long shampoo bars actually need to age before they’re ready to use. I also wanted...

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Gentle Low-Lather Face Cleanser

Gentle Low-Lather Face Cleanser

If you’re looking for an ultra-gentle, super inexpensive facial cleanser for any skin type—this is it! You can make a kilo of this cleanser for about $10USD, and all of the ingredients are super versatile, inexpensive, and easy to get 😄 Want to watch this...

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The key to smooth body butters

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!...

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