Reformulating Facial Moisturizer

I’m back to the old grindstone. The Skin Glow Facial Moisturizer is completely sold out, and now I need to reformulate because I couldn’t get oil soluble green tea extract anymore. I have a water soluble variety now which has […]

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How to Package and Label Your Handmade Lotion

So you’ve made this wonderful lotion and now you are ready for the fun part. Giving it to your friends (or selling it to your customers)! You can’t just hand them your pyrex cup full of lotion though. You need […]

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Making Lotion: Troubleshooting Your Recipe

Yesterday we formulated a recipe to make a simple lotion. I thought it turned out very nice, but it’s not very thick. It soaks in quickly, but it doesn’t glide across the skin very well. Now, I’m not saying that […]

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Making Lotion: Formulating a Recipe

(This is part five of our lotionmaking tutorial. Please start at the beginning with the introduction, and work your way up.) We are finally ready to start formulating our recipe! You will want to work in percentages so that you […]

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Making Lotion: Acquiring Ingredients

This is part four of the tutorial on making your own lotion. Please go back and read the introduction, preparation, and lotion making equipment posts before proceeding with today’s lesson, which is acquiring the ingredients you will need. There are […]

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Making Lotion: Needed Equipment

If you want to learn how to make lotion from scratch, please read the introduction and preparations posts before proceeding with today’s lesson. If you are a soapmaker, you should already have most of the equipment you will need to […]

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Preparations for Making Lotion

Maybe it seems like I’m drawing this out more than necessary, but I just feel it’s important to recognize the safety issues involved with making lotion. Especially since the small, handmade toiletries industry is pretty much unregulated. Yesterday, I talked […]

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Making Lotion

I’ve been making a lot of lotion lately, and thinking about how far I’ve come in learning this craft. I am NOT an expert by any means, but I have had quite a bit of practice. If you are thinking […]

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