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Lotion Making 101  E- Book  - Digital Download

by Susan Barclay Nichols
e-book (PDF, 2.3 MB)
305 pages

This e-book includes everything you wanted to know about the basics of making lotions, including the chemistry of our lotions, ingredients we use, keeping your lotions safe, equipment you might need, and more recipes than you can count!  With her in-depth instructions you'll understand:

  • The ingredients most commonly used to create creams and lotions.
  • The chemistry behind cosmetic formulating.
  • How to modify basic formulations to suit your needs.
  • What to do when things go wrong.
  • Cosmetic preservation.
  • Packaging basics.

Also included with this first book are four bonus PDF files including Susan's handy  Butter Comparison Chart, Carrier Oil Comparison Chart, Exotic Oil Comparison Chart and a Preservative Chart to help make your formulating decisions easier!  Lotion Making 101 and Formulating and Creating Lotions (also sold here) are two great additions to the beginning cosmetic formulator's arsenal of educational materials that will have you formulating the way you want to in no time at all!  In addition, your purchase of this and all of Susan's books goes to support the Youth Groups she facilitates at her local libraries.   It's a win-win for all!

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About the author

Susan Barclay Nichols is a family support worker living and working in the Fraser Valley, B.C., Canada.  She stumbled upon a recipe for bath bombs and became obsessed with creating bath and body products. This is when her extreme interest in chemistry began. 

In 2009, she started Point of Interest, a bath and body products blog to share her love of creating products, and it somehow turned into a series of four e-books she wrote to raise money for the youth groups she and her husband run at their local libraries.

Her favorite hobbies – other than creating bath and body products – include sewing, trivia, criticizing and correcting people’s grammar and spelling, and striving to achieve expert status on bass in Rock Band 3. She lives with her wonderful husband, Raymond, her mother, and their adorable dog, Blondie.

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Due to royalty restrictions, this product is not eligible to earn Customer Rewards Points, nor can Customer Rewards Points be used to pay for it.


It's Columbus Day on Monday, a Federal holiday, and post offices will be closed. Lotioncrafter's office will be open as usual, but only UPS will be shipping on Monday. We will resume US Mail shipping on Tuesday. Happy Thanksgiving to all our Canadian customers!

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