#alltheingredients: Stepan-Mild® LSB, a foamy, bubbly, lathery™ surfactant (INCI: Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (and) Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate

I can’t believe I haven’t told you the joys of using Stepan-Mild® LSB (INCI: Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (and) Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate), one of my favourite foamy, bubbly, lathery™ surfactant blends. Let’s take a look at it before we have some fun with the Zoom call this weekend – Foamy, bubbly, lathery surfactants on Saturday, May 2...

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Hey $10 subscribers! The April 2020 e-zine is out – Learning to Formulate: Combining oils, butters, and other emollients

Sorry this e-zine is so late. Every time I thought I was done, I thought of something else I wanted to include, and had to spend a few days re-writing it! Thank you for your patience! One of the biggest changes I’ve made over the last five years is the analysis of sensory characteristics of...

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Newbie Tuesday: Making naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG (week ten) – body lotions!

Welcome back to Newbie Tuesday! Sorry, I missed last week – I didn’t realize how much time preparing for the Zoom meeting and writing the e-zine would take, and Newbie Tuesday was lost in the shuffle. I’m working on getting all the weeks prepared in advance so I won’t fall behind as much. Quick question...

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Testing the shelf life of your products: Observing a naturally compliant lotion for rancidity

I realized I haven’t shared much about testing our products – a great question that came up in the live Zoom meeting about oils yesterday – so I thought I’d share my experiences with one of my favourite lotions for shelf life. Whenever I make a product, I like to observe it for 6 months...

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Duplication (video): The Ordinary or Peter Roth’s 100% squalane or Josie Maran’s 100% Argan oil

Thanks for joining me on the live Zoom meeting today! I had fun, and hope you did too. Sorry I went so long! I know I’m such a chatterbox! I wanted to share this earlier, but forgot, so here’s my version of these products. ? If you want a written copy of the duplication, click...

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