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Soapsmith's Notes — product formulation

Creating a balanced formula

product formulation

Creating a balanced formula

This is a spill over post from my post about acne and skin care which you can read about here. Proper skin care formulations are measured by weight in either grams, ounces or (for really big batches pounds and kilos). If you want to formulate your own products invest in a good scale that can do these functions. I have a regular scale that only measures out to the tenths place (0.1g or oz) and a smaller, more precise scale that can do smaller amounts out to the hundredths (0.12 g or oz) I write my formulations out in percentages as do most formulators...

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A word (or two) about preservatives Part I

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A word (or two) about preservatives Part I

Well what began as one innocent blog entry has turned into a three part series because as I went through my books and other resources I found that there was a lot of information and wanted to paint a whole picture for the reader.  Please enjoy my little preservative series. This is something we are often asked about regarding our lotions and scrubs.  In a word, yes we use preservatives because we are a responsible company who wishes to do no harm to our wonderful customers.  Now let's explore why we consider it responsible and safe to use preservatives.  While...

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