I often get asked about substituting emulsifying wax in certain products. While in many ways changing an emulsifying system can have a great impact on the final consistency of a lotion or cream, I found that in anhydrous formulations (body butter, body balm, emulsified sugar scrub) they mostly change the way the product slips on… Continue reading HOW TO MAKE EMULSIFIED SUGAR SCRUBS. THREE SCRUBS – THREE EMULSIFIERS
I've made quite a few cleansing products over the years, such as cleansing balms, cleansing sticks, cream cleansers, gel cleansers, cleansing oils, etc. However, the area of micellar water stayed undiscovered by me until I stumbled upon a video by The Institute of Personal Care Science where their creator showed how to make micellar water.… Continue reading Easy Micellar Water Formula: Three Ways
Recently I've been researching how to make herbal extracts and infusions. I've made some glycerine-based extracts and it worked great. Maybe I'll make a separate post on this subject in the future. Next, I really wanted to make some oil infusions to boost skin loving properties of my anhydrous formulations. anhydrous = no water or… Continue reading Making Herbal and Flower-Infused Oils
If you have been looking for a body scrub recipe that is very thick, creamy, luscious, very exfoliating, and moisturizing at the same time, then you've come to the right place. I know that many of you have issues with whipped scrubs in the summer because they have a tendency to deflate and lose their… Continue reading Himalayan Salt Whipped Body Scrub
Today I will share with you two formulations for beautiful, lightweight, balancing hair oils that are going to add shine and prevent hair splits. I've been asked to formulate hair oil many times, and I didn't want to rush into it without thorough research. Finally, I'm ready to give my thoughts on hair oils, formulation… Continue reading Hair Oils: Formulation Guidelines. Argan & Rosehip Lightweight Hair Oil.