RECIPES

Skincare Recipes: click HERE 
Face Creams, Cleansers, Eye Creams, Lipbalms

Hair Care Recipes: click HERE 
Shampoos, Conditioners, Hair Gels, Hair Sprays

Bath and Body Recipes: click HERE
Body lotions, Body butters, Bath Bombs, Bath Salts

Soap Making Recipes: click HERE
List of soap recipes

THEORY OF FORMULATING COSMETICS: click HERE

WHERE TO BUY COSMETIC INGREDIENTS ONLINE:
List of websites Here

 

MY SOURCES:
How I learnt to formulate and make these recipes 🙂

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56 thoughts on “RECIPES”

  1. Hey, this is Dr.Sushma…i would like to know whether u cud help in makin benzydamine hydrochloride spray? actually i read abt d hyaluronic acid gel..but wud u tll me if i cn use it as a spray?? (doubt regarding the consistency:-(:-( )

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    1. Hello.
      I do not formulate medicines (I believe it is also illegal), so I cannot help.
      All my recipes here are of cosmetic grade only.

      About hyaluronic acid gel: my recipe is for a cosmetic of topic use only. It cannot really be used as a throat spray (and indeed the consistency wouldn’t allow it anyway).

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  2. Hello,
    I want to make a w/o lotion and I don’t know how? Can you help me ? There is a place in the posts about making o/w lotions where you say that you will wright about w/o theory but I didn’t find where the theory about w/o lotions is.
    Thank you for all what you share on your site.
    If you want to earn some money with your site I think you must find a way to add some advertisement.

    Thank you again.

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    1. Hello Daniela! 🙂
      Oh well that wasn’t the meaning of my post: I don’t want to make any money with this website 🙂 I just meant that, since it is not a job, it was sad that I felt like I was obliged at writing every week 😀 so I decided to take a break 🙂
      About your question 🙂 Yes I should make a post about that!
      However I made a lip balm which is “kinda” a w/o 🙂 You find it here: https://itsallinmyhands.com/2013/12/02/winter-delight-lip-rescue-balm/
      However this doesn’t leave you with a pleasant cream to use on your body! 🙂
      Thank you 🙂

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    1. I don’t understand what you mean by “extract” 🙂 do you mean oils or powder extracts or water based/alcohol based/oil based extracts? 🙂

      Anyway, for any ingredient you own, you should have received a data sheet from the reseller telling you what is the correct % of product you can add in a cream 🙂
      It also depends on the form of extracts (for example the powder ones are much more concentrated than the alcoholic ones… therefore they are usually at less than 0.5%, while alcoholic ones can be up to 5% usually – but it all depends also on the other ingredients of the recipe 🙂 )

      Hope it was helpful 🙂

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    1. Hello Peggy 🙂
      I honestly never heard of “phytoceramide gel”.
      I have used ceramides and I am sure they can be added to a gel or a serum (I added them in the rose, hyaluronic acid serum), but maybe you are talking about a specific ingredient… if this is the case, let me know more 🙂

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  3. I would like to know if ascorbyl glucoside can be added to your rose and histrionic Acid? If so, how would I do this? Thanks 🙂

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    1. I was never able to purchase this ingredient so I cannot help much: on the paper it sounds like a great ingredient so I would think about adding it too… BUT I have no idea if it is water or oil soluble, I don’t know at what concentration it is suggested to be used… I don’t know really much about this ingredient. I don’t even know if it interferes with the pH of the serum (I guess you were talking about the “Hyaluronic acid” serum 🙂 )…
      So if you already own this ingredient, make an experiment 🙂 check the data sheet provided when you purchased and just remember that if it is oil-soluble you shouldn’t add more than 0.5% of it because it would not manage to keep suspended in the serum.
      However, check the suggested % of use to be sure that you are not adding too much 🙂
      Let me know how it goes! 🙂

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  4. I would like to know if ascorbyl glucoside can be added to your rose and hyaluronic Acid serum? If so, how would I do this? Thanks 🙂

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  5. Hello,

    What if you are using a single surfactant in your shampoo formula, an amphoteric surfactant Sodium Lauroamphoacetate . Would we still be required to add it in phase C rather than in the water phase in Phase A? Also, would xanthan gum be a good thickener to use with this surfactant, thank you!

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    1. Hello Iyda.
      I don’t suggest to ever make a detergent using just one surfactant! I have explained why in the post about calculating the surfactant matter.
      Xanthan gum is “ok”. It is not the vest thickener but if that’s what you have it will work 🙂

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