Bath &Body · Hair · Shampoo Bars

Gentle Lavender Shampoo Bar (Hand Pressed)

Shampoo bars are so awesome! Not only they are a super-concentrated version of liquid shampoos they also reduce plastic usage, fit in every purse, and usually last way longer than traditional shampoos. I started making shampoo bars about three years ago. And let me tell you, figuring out the right amount of liquid/solid surfactants to… Continue reading Gentle Lavender Shampoo Bar (Hand Pressed)

Bath &Body · Body Butter

Making Emulsified Body Butters With Different Emulsifiers

The fun part about formulating and making your skincare products is to enjoy the consciousness about everything that went into your formulations and examine how making small changes makes a huge difference in the final outcome. That is why, in my opinion, it's crucial not only to understand how to read and use a formula… Continue reading Making Emulsified Body Butters With Different Emulsifiers

Bath &Body · Body Scrubs

HOW TO MAKE EMULSIFIED SUGAR SCRUBS. THREE SCRUBS – THREE EMULSIFIERS

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

Bath &Body · Making Extracts

Making Herbal and Flower-Infused Oils

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