Why did I buy that again? Cetearyl ethylhexanoate, decyl glucoside, phytokeratin, and esters

In the why did I buy that post (either this one or the other), I’ve noticed requests for ingredients for which I’ve already written posts. So here are a few posts you might have missed… Decyl glucoside (click, and scroll down a bit) is a very mild non-ionic cleanser that works well as both a…...

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I’m back (in Pog form)!*

This has been one annoying cold. I lie down and I think, hey, I’m feeling good, let’s go do somewhere or do something! Then I sit up and a few minutes later I’m feeling quite tired. I don’t think it’s a cold, though. I have some congestion, but it’s mostly just exhaustion, headache, backache, muscle…...

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Why did I buy that again? SCS-CAB blend – recipe ideas!

I love working with surfactants and I thought I’d offer a few recipes in which you could include SCS-CAB blend. I haven’t made these actual creations myself as I don’t have any SCS-CAB blend and using SCS and CAB in a recipe won’t have the same effect, but I have no hesitation in sharing them…...

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This is why we don’t get to have nice things

The Vancouver Canucks lost the Stanley Cup. Cue the riots. Cue the idiots standing in front of a flaming car throwing horns while their friend takes a picture with his smart phone. Cue the tipped over port-a-potties and destruction of the windows and looting at The Bay on the corner of Georgia and Granville. And…...

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No post today!

I hate colds! I turn into a grumpy, whiny, snivelling mess unfit for human consumption! For this reason, I shall likely be post-less for the next few days. I realize this last month or so has been really chaotic, but it's almost back to normal. If you, my wonderful readers, can indulge me for another…...

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Why did I buy that? SCS-CAB blend (sodium coco sulfate – cocamidopropyl betaine blend)

Tara suggested the SCS-CAB surfactant blend as one of those why did I buy that ingredients (if you’d like to make a suggestion, please click on the link and leave a comment there!) SCS-CAB blend is a surfactant blend of sodium coco sulfate and cocamidopropyl betaine (about 34% to 37% surfactants). It has a pH…...

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A thought on shelf life while watching Extreme Couponing

For some reason, I can’t stop watching the show Extreme Couponing on TLC, despite the fact that we can’t really do that in Canada as we don’t get double or triple coupon days around here and stacking is almost impossible when you only get one version of a coupon…but I digress. It seems to me to…...

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I’m mobile!

I’m trying out the mobile version of the site to save bandwidth for those of you who might be surfing the ‘net on a handheld device. What do you think? If you hate it, let me know and I’ll change it back! I’m also trying mobile blogging. Again, if this is irritating, let me know!…...

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Why did I buy that? Ferulic acid – some recipe ideas

You might remember we took a look at ferulic acid, one of those ingredients we buy but never remember to use, but we didn’t get around to making a lovely facial recipe with it. So let’s take a look at a few products. Ferulic acid is purported to be good for helping age spots, reducing…...

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The great conditioner experiment

As you might know by now, my husband and I have long hair (and if you didn’t know, you can tell by the picture to your left), which was one of the reasons I started making my own products. We both have very oily hair, and I couldn’t find anything but oily roots, dry ends…...

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