How to Formulate & Customise a Scrub – Susan Elliott

This is a beginner's guide to how to formulate a basic scrub and then customize it. This basic scrub recipe is the one I used when I first started and it's a GREAT RECIPE. Get used to a basic before you start customizing and then customize one ingredient at a time. Learn … [Read more...]

Making a Balm for Scars – Susan Elliott

Infusing Herbs The best herbs for healing scars are arnica, St. John’s wort, rose hips, sea buckthorn berries, comfrey, calendula and chamomile. Buy from a reputable dealer like Mountain Rose Herbs or Starwest Botanicals or Bulk Apothecary (which gets some of their herbs from … [Read more...]

Basic Beginner Lotion – Susan Elliott

Water Phase: 300 grams Distilled Water or Aloe Vera Juice 10 grams Glycerin 10 grams Aloe Vera Gel Add sodium lactate 10-12 g Add 10 grams d-panthenol (powder at water/liquid at cool down) Oil Phase: Either Basic or Advanced Oils/Butters 75 grams of … [Read more...]

Peachy Summer Lotion – Susan Elliott

400 grams aloe vera juice or distilled water or some combination of the two 10 grams sodium lactate (optional) 10 grams oat protein 3 grams allatonin 10 grams d-panthenol *putting allatonin in the water phase at less than .5 percent and adding oat protein keeps it … [Read more...]

Whipped Body Butter – Susan Elliott

Another body butter recipe...we seem to be talking about these a lot so here’s another one. This one is a bit longer. My sister in law swears by this. I don’t have dry skin so I don’t touch the stuff (I would be one huge blemish if I did). But it’s fun to make and pipe. This … [Read more...]

Advanced Lotion Tutorial – Susan Elliott

Once you have the basic of lotion making down, you can graduate to this: For the water phase you want to have 300-335 grams of liquid. I break it down as follows: 240 grams aloe vera juice 15 grams glycerin (if you know how to use Hydrovance and how it behaves you can … [Read more...]