MakingCosmetics vs Lotioncrafter

Which has better-quality ingredients?

How about Brambleberry?

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  • GraillotionGraillotion Member
    edited August 2021
    Both are good. IMHO both better than BBerry.

    However I do have one gripe with LC... They send every liquid in these little white bottles.....often which seems to have a little dirt sediment in the bottom corner.  I do not know if they get them that way from the mfg...or if they store them in a dusty warehouse for a while...and that dust/dirt sediment finds its way in there at that time.  But it seems to occur....about 75% of the time.

    Never seen anything similar from MC.  I think price generally favors LC.

    You have to understand...a lot of these repackers use the same suppliers....and you can usually figure it out....reading the attached documents and cross referencing with ULP.  There are of course difference...say with a natural oil.  Both might sell say a raspberry seed oil...one might be wonderful...the other unuseable due to color or scent....both being perfect examples of raspberry seed oil....only a matter of refinement.

    So typically I buy the smallest amount from each...compare....and pick the one I prefer, going forward.

    MC also sells most of their products on ETSY....and sometimes...depending on shipping....one will be cheaper than the other....so I always compare.

    Another good couple would be:

    Formulators sample shop
    and
    Essential Wholesale Labs

    For EO's...my top pick would be:

    New Directions Aromatics (out of Canada)
    They also have really good oils.

    And oh....as I am always reminded...hehehe. Jedwards is also a good source (mainly oils).

    Alas...I would be remiss if I did not mention my favorite butter supplier: 

    https://www.makeyourown.buzz/

    However.... they have recently been purchased by a company with down right HORRIBLE customer service...so not sure how things will be going forward.  As that company also sold butters...they may eliminate one of the supplers.  MYO was using the best in the world Danish butters from ICSC.


  • The only thing I would buy from Brambleberry is their fragrances.

    I get different ingredients from both MC and LC...the former is usually a tad more expensive and shipping tends to take longer.

    I prefer the packaging and quality from MC over LC generally. 


  • However I do have one gripe with LC... They send every liquid in these little white bottles.....often which seems to have a little dirt sediment in the bottom corner.  I do not know if they get them that way from the mfg...or if they store them in a dusty warehouse for a while...and that dust/dirt sediment finds its way in there at that time.  But it seems to occur....about 75% of the time.


    Yeah, I've read that warning about resellers in general...that their products aren't as clean/unpolluted as they are from the suppliers. I don't how that happens and how often. Many people use them so I guess they can't be too bad. And most can't buy from distributors as they either only sell in bulk or sell to businesses (like ulprospector). 

    It seems that the consensus is LC has the price and MC has the packaging. Hmm...I know I wouldn't want to put something on my face that's unsanitary.
  • MakingCosmetics operates under a cGMP certification while LotionCrafter doesn't-- hence, much more rigorous standards for manufacturing conditions and facility operations. They are usually my go to, but lotioncrafter carries some products that MC does not, so there's that. 

    and yeah, i was pretty bummed to see that MYO got bought out by WholesaleSuppliesPlus. Honestly, WSP isn't the worst, but lead times are always long, so plan accordingly.  i used to order certain containers and raw materials from WSP, but have shifted to different suppliers with better lead times and more diverse offerings. 
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