4 Attempts – 4 Successes – Perfect Saturday!

It’s Saturday and I am at it again — making a mess in my kitchen.

Today, I made 4 different batches of lotions and every one of them (knock on wood) has turned out perfectly — exactly as I envisioned them.   I love when that happens.

I won’t get a chance to get good pictures of the final products until tomorrow, but I took plenty of “making” pictures today! Continue reading “4 Attempts – 4 Successes – Perfect Saturday!”

First try at a thick emulsified cream – Free recipe & tutorial

I am a newbie lotion formulator on a quest to replace all the expensive and unhealthy lotions in my home.   There are several brands that I use regularly that I would really love to replace.

One of the brands I use is  Cetaphil (the kind that comes in a jar, not the pump bottle).   It’s a very thick, white, unscented cream that I spread all over my hands, arms, and back every night before I go to bed.  Unfortunately, I like to slather it on, and it costs about $15 a jar, even at Costco.  (Costco does give you a 20 oz. jar and an 8.8 oz. jar for this price).    Continue reading “First try at a thick emulsified cream – Free recipe & tutorial”