Q&A: What’s the purpose of ingredients like linalool or limonene in products?

In the October Q&A, Charlette asked: Just wondering what is the purpose of the following ingredients which are often listed at the end for many lotions/creams/facial products: LINALOOL LIMONENE BENZYL ALCOHOL BENZYL SALICYLATE Also: Farnesol, Geraniol and Hexyl Cinnamal, … Do these add anything besides a little fragrance? Can these be ignored? Sarah responded: They are the...

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Q&A: Why did my products using Amber Romance type fragrance oil smell like rotten eggs?

In the October Q&A post, Amy asked, So here’s a stinky question! I’ve used Amber Romance (amazing scent) fragrance oil by fragrance buddy, in a batch of shampoo bars and a lotion bars, and a few days later they started smelling like rotten eggs ?. WHY?? Maybe because they’re heated? I haven’t had any other fragrances do...

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This month we don’t have a new e-zine, unfortunately. I’ve simply run out of time to finish one of the many ezines I’ve started – Beyond E-wax about using thickeners, Beyond E-wax about creating less greasy products, Surfactants about making body washes and bubble baths, silicones, esters, more shiny things. October has been an incredibly...

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Welcome to new subscribers, body butter formulas, and information on the e-zine

Welcome new subscribers! I hope you enjoy your stay here! We’ve created a post to act as a bit of a guide for you on the new blog and what you can find here! There’s a lot, and we know it can be overwhelming at times, so we’re trying to organize it in the menus...

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