Q&A: Can you help me create a stable version of this leave in conditioner? 

In the November Q&A, Melanie asked: I have made your Swift’s Favourite Winter Time Leave in Conditioner with Incroquat CR with some modifications depending on what I have available, and I increase the BTMS because my hair is processed. I love the end product, but I find it pretty much always separates. The formula I use...

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Q&A: Heating, holding, and evaporating the heated water phase?

In the December Q&A, Michele asked: When you are heating your distilled water do you boil it on the stove and heat and hold for 20-25 minutes? Is that necessary or only necessary when making some formulations? I find when I do this, the water evaporates. I’m concerned that my percentages are no longer accurate because...

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Q&A: Let’s define some acronyms!

In the December Q&A, Marta suggested, The glossary under Resources is a wonderful thing. Would you consider creating a list of the acronyms that you’ve used in your writing (e.g. AHA, DLS, CMC, GLA, HEC, INCI, MSM, NF, NMF, PF, SC, TEWL, TJ, ARGH)? You always define the acronym when it is first introduced. But,...

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Q&A: Why are there surfactants in Oz Naturals Ocean Mineral Tonic?

In the November Q&A, cwood85 asked, A friend of mine showed me some products that her friend recommended and she really liked a misting toner. (Oz Naturals Ocean Mineral Tonic) She was telling me how it made her skin feel, soft and smooth. I looked up the product and the ingredients and was a bit...

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Discussion: How do you decide what to make? What about mulitifunctional products? How do you store and inventory your stuff? 

In the December Q&A, Donna commented!  So many things to make! I just can’t decide. Sometimes I think I try to put too much into one face cream to simplify my routine. I call it the all purpose cream – good for moles, colds, sore [email protected]#holes, fits, freckles and farts. When it comes to multifunctional products,...

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