#alltheingredients: Plantapon SF – surfactant blend

I’ve been playing a lot with Plantapon® TF, a non-ionic surfactant blend, using it in all kinds of cleansers, so let’s take a look at a relative of this surfactant blend – Plantapon® SF (INCI: Sodium cocoamphoacetate, glycerin, lauryl glucoside, sodium cocoyl glutamate, sodium lauryl glucose carboxylate), a naturally compliant, COSMOS approved surfactant blend that...

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Hey $10 subscribers! The May 2020 e-zine is out – Surfactants: Body washes & shower gels!

Every month, I start off on the first choosing the e-zine. Sometimes, I start it completely from scratch; other times, I find something I started writing in a previous month and add to it. This month, I chose one of my favourite topics – making body washes/shower gels! – and started writing. I scoured through...

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Creating a natural hair oil with substitutions – modifying a formula from IPCS

Let’s go back to the original post for a moment to see what we’re making! The basic formula for this natural hair oil from Institute of Personal Care Science is is 9.5% Cetiol CC, 0.5% essential oil blend, 0.5% Argan oil, 0.2% Dermofeel Toco 70, and up to 100% Cetiol Ultimate or Vegelight 1214 LC. As...

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Some questions that came up during the Zoom meetings: Natural surfactants or natural preservatives?

One of the most awesome bits of our weekly Zoom meetings is hearing all the questions you have and seeing you sharing your thoughts, suggestions, and answers with each other in the chat! I’m doing my best to answer them, but some things just need a little more time to swirl around in my head...

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#alltheingredients: Vegelight 1214 LC (INCI: Coconut alkanes and coco-caprylate/caprate) – silicone substitute

Two days ago, we took a look at Cetiol® Ultimate (INCI: Undecane and tridecane), a very light, thin, volatile emollient that works as a cyclomethicone or isododecane substitute. It’s naturally compliant – it has certification from NaTrue, ECOCERT, and COSMOS. Then we took a look at Cetiol® CC (INCI: Dicaprylyl carbonate), a carbonate ester with...

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