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contract manufacturers/private label - smaller scale

Happy Friday Everyone!! I hope you're doing well. I have tons of customers that ask me for contract manufacturers/private label on a small…

Started by Maggie Ghanem

0 May 2

Lotion making software

Does anyone know of a downloadable software, or internet-based application, to help track formulas and ingredient costs for soap/lotion-mak…

Started by Erica Ragusa

6 Mar 18
Reply by Maggie Ghanem

Using Vegetable Protein for Odor Neutralizer

I am trying to formulate a natural deodorant and am trying to source Saccharomyces Ferment or it's trade name "Deosent".  It is a natural d…

Started by Sara Eriksen

1 Jan 23
Reply by Robert Goodman

My lotion is possessed!!

I know it's Halloween Season and all and I am a HUGE lover of all things spooky and cooky, especially this time of year, but not when it co…

Started by Shanel L. Hinton

5 Nov 14, 2013
Reply by Karen Harvey

Making Lotion - Omniblend Blender vs Standmixer

Hi, I have been making my own lotion since 2003. Last year I bought an Omniblend and started making my lotion in it. I also tried a new re…

Started by Kristina Carlton

5 Sep 5, 2013
Reply by Kristen Bowen

Are you using Benzylalcohol-DHA as a preservative?

I am considering using this in a few of my formulations but I am wondering if any of you have info to share such as: does it have a strong…

Started by Shari Fowler

0 Jun 13, 2013

Books on making hair butters & moisturizers

Hello Indies,   Can anyone recommend books on creating hair butters & moisturizers?  I would like to learn more about the best preserva…

Started by Arlisha J. Edwards

3 May 28, 2013
Reply by Vic Cherikoff

Chemist/Formulator for African American Natural Hair Care Products

Hi Indies! I am in need of chemist/formulator with experience creating Natural Hair care products targeted for African American Hair. I wou…

Started by NICKOLA

7 Apr 18, 2013
Reply by Mary Jo Duerst Bergs

Outside vendoring shows questions...

Hi Indies! I will be doing my first outside vendoring event in a few weeks. My question is how do I keep the body butters cool so they do n…

Started by NICKOLA

4 Apr 17, 2013
Reply by dM, CEO

Need to find a comparable Brown Medium Oxide to the Conservatorie Discontinued One

Hello all! Hoping for some advice/help/direction with this. The Conservatorie no longer carries a particular Brown Medium Iron Oxide and I…

Started by Leah Patterson

4 Apr 17, 2013
Reply by Leah Patterson


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