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QOTD: Making Lip Products Less Sheer

QOTD: Making Lip Products Less Sheer

QOTD (Question of the Day) "For gloss making I was wondering what do i need to add to make it the exact pigment as the mica so it doest just come out sheer or just shimmery?" This question is raising...

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TKB THICKENING CLAY

TKB THICKENING CLAY

If you ever wanted to thicken an oil blend, or suspend something in an oil blend,or reduce synerisis, then you might consider working with TKB's Thickening Clay (Quaternium-90 Sepiolite (and) Quaternium-90 Montmorillonite). This vegan clay is added to your oil...

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Cocoa Butter in California and in Cosmetics (with recipes)

Cocoa Butter in California and in Cosmetics (with recipes)

TKB Trading is located in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, in the city of Oakland, California.  One of the Oakland’s most famous entrepreneurs is the founder of world-famous Ghiradelli Chocolate, Mr. Domingo (Giuseppe) Ghiradelli.  Have you heard...

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Versagel Lip Gloss Calculations

TKB's Versagel is popular lip gloss base which may be used 100% as a base with no additional additives other than color!  A question we get a lot is "How many Lip Glosses can I make with one of your...

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Making A Lip Gloss Base from Scratch

Here is a nice recipe that we suggest: Versagel 750 ME 78% Hydrogenated polyisobutene  10% fractionated coconut oil 10% Sweet Almond Oil 1% Vitamin E oil 1% Glycerine 1% Cap-2 Preservative 1%  

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What is a "Bleeding" or "Non Bleeding" Color?

The word "Bleeding" or "Migrating" refers to a color which tends to migrate over from one place to another.  It is a common problem in Soapmaking, Bath Salt Making, and in making Lip products. In the above photo of Melt...

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Making Your Own Duochromes is Not Possible

You can make colors that shift or shimmer, but those really complicated colors that go from red, to green, to orange and everything in between, there is no way to mix those by hand in your home. The reason has...

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Making your Own Unicorn Highlighter Base

We sell a fun Minute Kit, the Unicorn Highlighter Kit.  Included is a premade base.  Here is the recipe if you want to make it yourself! GRAMS PERCENT 3.2 Grapeseed Oil 34% 5.6 Cyclopentasiloxane 60% 0.45 TKB Thickening Clay 5%...

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