Weekend Wonderings: Can unsaponified butters clog up pipes?

In this post on bath melts, PsaltyDawg asks: I have been hesitant to make/sell any bath bomb truffle type products because I am concerned about what happens to so much unsaponified hard butters when they get into the drain. They will harden up and coat the pipes eventually causing blockages or slowdowns. Do you have...

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How many emulsifiers do I have?

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...

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A moisturizing body wash for all skin types, especially dry

If you’ve been around this blog any length of time, you’ll know how much I love body washes. I design them to be cleansing but moisturizing as I usually don’t have much time in the shower to do an emulsified scrub thing or time after a shower to do a whole lotion thing. I try...

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Making a clarifying shampoo for oily hair

A very long time ago – okay, it was December 6, 2015, but that’s practically a lifetime on the ‘net – I ended a series on designing your shampoo as part of a line of hair care products. To continue that series for this post, I wanted to share with you my new clarifying shampoo...

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Weekend Wonderings: Cetearyl alcohol is not an emulsifier, and using oils on dry skin

It’s recently come up that NDA is calling a version of cetearyl alcohol “emulsifying wax O”, with the disclaimer that it’s not an all in one emulsifier and would require another ingredient to make it work.  If you look at this document, you’ll see that cetearyl alcohol is an emollient ingredient on par with an...

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