I always take the first week of February off because I'm either sick or everyone around me is sick, and to get done what I couldn't get done over the Christmas break. (I'm not saying anything about my cold/flu status because I could jinx it, but so far, so good!)
I did an inventory and realized I have eight new emulsifiers to try! Eight! I'll figure out a base recipe and make the same thing every time changing the emulsifier and only making other alterations based on what that emulsifier can handle. For instance, not using cationic ingredients, adding a stabilizer, or reducing the amount of oils or butters.
To see this in action, check out this post: http://swiftcraftymonkey.blogspot.ca/2014/01/emulsifiers-lotionpro-165-in-lotion.htmlI'll have to make a few substitutions, but it'll be this general recipe.
I can't wait for Sunday! Workshop time awaits!