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  1. K

    Non-Greasy lotion bars

    Hi y’all! I have a pickle; I’ve received an order to be sent to Portugal. The order includes lotion bars and sugar scrub, both made with coconut oil that has a melting point of 76F, if I remember right. How on earth will I keep that from melting in transit to Portugal?? I tried to make lotion...
  2. Loralei

    Water, water, everywhere

    In going through some books, blogs, and the SMF, I'm seeing multiple types of water choices.. Recently, in a lotion making blog, I saw that reverse osmosis water is an option. I've been purchasing gallons of distilled water, and I also have a reverse osmosis filtration system.. have I been...
  3. BattleGnome

    Emulsifiers and Preservatives

    I am starting to look into learning about lotion making. The thing I know straight off is that I'll have issues figuring out which emulsifiers and preservatives will work for me (and ultimately how I'll be choosing one). Right now my question is what preservatives and emulsifiers do you use...
  4. xoticsoaps

    How do you count vegetable glycerin in a lotion?

    If I were to add vegetable glycerin to a lotion recipe would I count that as part of the water in the recipe or as an additive?