Why the heck did I buy this and what can I do with it? Methyl gluceth-10

I definitely engaged in some aspirational hoarding last year as I ordered so many ingredients from all kinds of places, and I thought I should finally share some of them with you! In this series, I’ll be sharing what I bought, for how much, and why I bought it. You’ll see links to the companies...

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Has it been 10 years already?

Happy anniversary, blog! Today is the 10th anniversary of the date I consider to be the starting point of the blog, the day I started writing exclusively about creating bath & body products. If you had told me on February 28, 2009, that this little blog would lead to a life of writing and teaching … Read more

#alltheingredients Isododecane

Isododecane is a hydrocarbon alkane with no double bonds. It’s a non-polar, oil soluble molecule that only contains carbon and hydrogen atoms. We can use it as an oily ingredient anywhere we might use natural oils or butters (vegetable, seed, and animal oils), as well as with esters and silicones. It’s considered an isoparaffin. More...

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Hey $10 subscribers! The new e-zine is here! Learning to formulate: Creating less greasy lotions

Since I’m calling this Learn to Formulate February, it only seemed appropriate that we should continue this theme into the e-zine for the month by learning to formulate less greasy lotions! I’m sharing all kinds of information on how to alter these formulas by using different oils and butters. The stats? 42 pages, 13,385 words, and 20 formulas...

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Non-subscribers and $1, $3, and $5 subscribers! Check out the new e-zine – Learning to formulate: Creating less greasy lotions

PLEASE NOTE: If you’re a $10 subscriber and want to download the coupon for the e-zine, please visit this post to obtain your coupon code. That is the only place you can find the coupon code.  Since I’m calling this Learn to Formulate February, it only seemed appropriate that we should continue this theme into … Read more