While Cetaphil is not the most luxurious lotion in the world, nor the most costly, it is something I have gone through a lot of at my house. I have used much less since I started making my own lotions, but I still use it from time-to-time when I want an unscented moisturizer.
I don’t spend nearly as much money on it as I used to, but I wanted to try to duplicate the recipe just the same. It’s fun, educational, and rewarding to do! Continue reading “Analytical Recipe – A Possible Dupe for Cetaphil Lotion”
I made another five lotions this weekend. Out of the five I made, two failed and three turned out wonderfully. I consider that a success!
I am trying out my lotion formulation spreadsheet that I made and trying to see if my calculations produce a good lotion product. In most cases, they do, but sometimes, whether due to human error, or the lotion gremlins (which I suspect really do exist), some recipes just don’t work. I am not sure this weekend’s failures were due to the recipes, though.
This weekend I made five lotions:
- Coffee Sesame and Cupuacu Under Eye Cream
- Vanilla Cocoa Hazelnut Lotion
- Vanilla Aloe Mallow Lotion
- Lush Dupe – Pink Peppermint Foot Cream
- Lush Dupe – Softy Foot Cream
Continue reading “Successes and Failures – It’s all good experience.”
For the past few months I have been focusing on bath and body products for my upcoming book — but, I am relieved to say that is all behind me now as I work to do the editing and get my book published.
I haven’t posted a free recipe for quite some time, and today I wanted to experiment with some lotions instead of making bath products. So I decided to make a copycat recipe and share it with you.
If you’re going to make a copycat recipe, you might as well go for the gold, right? So I decided to try my hand at making some Rodin Olio Lusso Crema. It sells for $84.00 (USD) for 4 ounces. Although it is certainly not the most expensive cream out there, it is richer than my pocketbook can afford for something like a lotion.
Continue reading “Analytical Recipe: Possible Dupe for the Luxurious Rodin Olio Lusso Crema Hand Lotion”