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    Making a Whipped Soap?

    Hello! My husband is going to buy me a few new ingredients for formulating and I’ve decided I finally want to make a wash off product! I’ve been wanting to make a whipped soap but I’m a bit confused as to how? I’ve seen several different tutorials, however, everyone seems to do use different...
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    Fragrance Fixatives?

    Hello! I’ve recently ventured into making body butters! Everything about them is great expect for the fact that the scent never lasts :( I’ve tried different types fragrance oils, but to be fair they all are from Amazon (which is where I get all of my ingredients) so maybe they’re just low...
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    Working with Petroleum Jelly

    What evidence have you read that suggests that petroleum jelly “damages collagen”? Petroleum jelly is used by corporatatioms because it WORKS. It’s one of the most powerful occlusive known to the cosmetic industry and nothing combats TEWL as well as it does. The reason lips get chapped is...
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    Working with Petroleum Jelly

    I mean, the same can be said for other ingredients we used in cosmetics too… it’s just fun to blend it with other ingredients and come up with something new
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    Working with Petroleum Jelly

    Vaseline is pretty much tasteless to me lol… I think I’ll use. It’s just soo accessible/cheap, and an awesome occlusive. I was thinking that there had to be some kind of catch since so few people use it in recipes…
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    Working with Petroleum Jelly

    I wanna work with petroleum jelly to make a lip balm/lip scrub, however, I can never find it in any recipes… I’m a bit nervous about trying it out? Is is difficult to work with? Is it dangerous when heated to a certain temperature? Orr is it just an offset of the “clean beauty” movement? I’ve...
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    Stirring Beeswax

    Thanks for the advice! How should I go about warming my stirrer? Also, forgot the mention this, when I try to pour the mixture into the jar, it ends up hardening as it pours out the container. Will stirring help with this issue?
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    Stirring Beeswax

    Hello, I attempted to make a body salve with Cera Bellina yesterday. Everything went smoothly until to end where I took it off the stove and attempted to stir it. A soon as I begun to stir, a portion of the salve instantly went hard and flakes appeared. The recipe says that the mixture should...
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    Sugar Scrub Preservative Oil or Water Soluble? PH Activity?

    that was a mistake, I meant to put “The Making Skincare Facebook page” I copied this quote from one of Swift’s posts: https://www.swiftcraftymonkey.blog/debate-water-soluble-or-oil-soluble-preservatives-in-a-scrub/
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    Sugar Scrub Preservative Oil or Water Soluble? PH Activity?

    I’ve been reading a bit about preservatives for sugar scrubs and I’m a bit confused about the type of preservative I should use. I’m torn between using either an oil soluble or water soluble preservative. It’s an anhydrous product so my first thought was to use an oil soluble preservative, and...
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    Can I use Vaseline in a solid lip balm?

    Vaseline is solid at room temperature even if it isn’t a traditional butter, plus it’s what I have on hand
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    Can I use Vaseline in a solid lip balm?

    I wanted to follow this simple standard formula for making a lip balm: 20% Beeswax 25% Butters/Oils that are solid at room temperature. These butters are on the soft side. 15% Butters that are hard at room temperature. These butters are on the brittle side. 40% Oils that are liquid at room...
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    Stearic Acid makes Lip Balm Gritty?

    I held it for around 10 minutes
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    Stearic Acid makes Lip Balm Gritty?

    Hello all, today I attempted to make this lip balm recipe: Lemon Rose Lip Balm Heated phase 3g | 15% cera bellina (USA / Canada) 2g | 10% stearic acid 1g | 5% rose wax 12.85g | 64.25% sweet almond oil Cool down phase 0.1g | 0.5% Vitamin E MT-50 (USA / Canada) 0.05g | 0.25% lemon essential oil...
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    Inexpensive Silicone Alternatives?

    Hello, I’m looking to add a silicone or a silicone alternative to my emulsified body Butter. I literally love the way it feels on the skin and don’t want to change the recipe, I just wanna add a tiny bit a silicone to make it a bit less draggy. I’ve been looking on Swift’s website for silicone...
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