Cetrimonium chloride in Canada! Hooray!

Randi of Creations of Eden now has cetrimonium chloride in stock! Yay! Please note: I’m not affiliated with any retailers or suppliers and I share this information with you, my wonderful readers, so you can find ingredients you might want. I receive no renumeration of any sort by sharing this with you. I just want...

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Experiments in the workshop: Behenyl alcohol in a lotion

I decided I’d try behenyl alcohol in place of cetearyl alcohol in this recipe – the rice bran oil based hand protector cream I made as a duplicate of the Body Shop’s hemp hand protector cream for my husband. The original recipe is a very thick lotion that feels slightly greasy going on your hands,...

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Thickener: Behenyl alcohol

I do love working with thickeners in my products! We know that cetyl alcohol can produce something slicker and silkier than stearic acid, and that cetearyl alcohol can offer those same qualities with a little more waxiness, so what does behenyl alcohol bring to the party? First, a review…. Cetyl alcohol is a fatty alcohol...

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Creating products – end of the series and what’s next!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this series on creating products! Keep those helpful hints coming! I’m moving on to review some new ingredients I’ve bought and experimented with in the last few months. We’ll start tomorrow with behenyl alcohol and take a look at some new surfactants, some new emulsifiers, and other ingredients! I have to...

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Creating products: Labels! (updated)

We don’t necessarily think of labelling our products as being an essential part of product creation, but when you accidentally use mentholated foot lotion as a facial moisturizer, you’ll realize that we must label everything! Original post from January 24, 2010…Why you must label everything!  Look at the picture to the left. Look at the...

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