Esters: Making a light and non-greasy ECOCERT hand & body lotion with simple esters

Catch up on this series: Part one, the chemistry and nomenclature of esters; part two, types of esters and their sensory characteristics; and part three, chemistry of the sensory characteristics. We also took a look at the hydrolysis of esters, and simple esters!  The other day, we met this lovely, silky, non-greasy, naturally compliant simple ester…...

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Discussion: What are a few of your favourite things of the year?

I’ve been thinking and writing about my favourite things of the year, and wondered what you loved in 2019? I’ve been putting together posts for my favourite ingredients, formulas, techniques, equipment, utensils, packaging, and more, and why I love them so very much. It’s been hard as I’ve had a seriously busy year and have…...

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Hey European, UK, and other overseas $10 subscribers! Here’s a coupon for Formulator Sample Shop EU!

Idha asked for it, and FSS came through for you, my lovely readers! I’m so happy to announce that Formulator Sample Shop EU is offering 10% off to my $10 subscribers! Now those of you overseas can play along at home with us! This is such a great thing! So many thanks to you, Idha!…...

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Super happy fun member-to-member post for December

Welcome to the December 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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$3 subscribers and up: December 2019 duplication request post

Do you have an idea for a product you’d like me to look at duplicating? This is the post for you! This is the official post for posting the things you’d like me to consider duplicating. When you make a suggestion, please include a link to the product with a full and proper ingredient list. This…...

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$5 suscribers! Q&A for December 2019!

What are you interested in this month? What questions have been driving you to distraction? What ingredients did you buy and you’re not really sure why? Any and all questions about equipment, formulas, ingredients, techniques, tips, and tricks are welcomed here! Remember, the only “stupid” question is one you don’t ask! If possible, please link…...

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$10 subscribers – check out this coupon for Make Your Own Buzz & Save On Citric!

While in London and at In Cosmetics in Paris, we had the chance to spend time with Mark and Ann of Make Your Own Buzz and Save On Citric, and they are such wonderful people! We talked surfactants, thickeners, emulsifiers, preservatives, and so much more, and shared stories of our experiences and lives. It was…...

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$10 subscribers – check out this month’s Lotioncrafter coupon!

I know you all know how much I love Lotioncrafter. Jen is a dear friend of mine, and quite the enabler when it comes to new, exciting ingredients! Her enthusiasm knows no bounds, and I’m honoured she shares her love of formulating with me! Have you checked out their new site yet? It’s absolutely gorgeous…...

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$10 subscribers – check out this coupon from Windy Point Soap Making Supplies!

Are we lucky or what? Once again this month, Windy Point Soap Making Supplies in Calgary is offering you, my lovely readers, a coupon code to get all kinds of wonderful things for less! Want a few ideas on what you can buy there? If you’re interested in making the 10 minute lotions with cold emulsifiers I…...

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