Member-to-member super happy wonderful sharing & caring post (February 2019)

Welcome to the February 2019 member-to-member sharing and caring post an open post for you to share your thoughts, ask questions, share formulas, and generally connect with other people on this blog. One of the reasons I went with Disqus was to allow posts with pictures or videos or links of all sorts so we could share...

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Let’s talk pets with Melinda! Formulating Safe Pet Products: Canine Cosmetology: Part one, skin basics

In this series I will talk about the basics of canine cosmetology regarding skin and coat, ingredient toxicity, and essential oil safety considerations. Today, part one – skin basics. Healthy skin is crucial to the overall health of a dog, so it’s essential to understand how the skin functions, what it needs to function well,...

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Adapting formulas to use ECOcert ingredients: Simulgreen 18-2 – using fatty alcohols (updated)

Originally posted to Patreon on Dec 7, 2017 at 4:59am I don’t think it’s any surprise that I really love this emulsifier, Simulgreen 18-2, given I’ve been formulating with it like crazy lately. I started working with it back in June 2015, and it’s become one of my favourites. Let’s see how we can use...

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Adapting our formulas to use ECOcert ingredients: Olivem 1000

Originally posted to Patreon on Dec 9, 2017 at 6:00am Let’s continue our series on how to adapt our formulas to use more ECOcert ingredients by taking a look at how we might use Olivem 1000 in the potential duplication of Josie Maran Whipped Body Butter. Part one, defining our terms Part two, gelling agents...

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An aside about Simulgreen 18-2 (emulsifier)

Originally posted to Patreon on Dec 11, 2016 at 9:39am If you joined us yesterday, you saw the first potential duplication recipe for this product using sorbitan stearate and polysorbate 60. In that post, I mentioned an emulsifier called Simulgreen 18-2 in the recipe, and I wanted to share a quick aside with you about using it....

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