Q&A: Modifying a quick refreshing scalp spray – part three, creating a salicylic acid spray, then comparing the three formulas we’ve created (formula)

Welcome back to this short series in which we’re modifying a formula for a quick spray refresher I created back in 2017 intended to soothe, protect, condition, moisturize, and cool annoyed, itchy, or otherwise perturbed scalps. In part one, we created a formula removing the ingredients Tiba didn’t want to use. In part two,  let’s...

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Q&A: Modifying a quick refreshing scalp spray – part two, working with salicylic acid 

Welcome back to this short series in which we’re modifying a formula for a quick spray refresher I created back in 2017 intended to soothe, protect, condition, moisturize, and cool annoyed, itchy, or otherwise perturbed scalps. Yesterday, we created a formula removing the ingredients Tiba didn’t want to use. Today, let’s take a look at...

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You know how much I love Voyageur Soap & Candle in Surrey, B.C., as it’s not only an awesome place to shop, but it’s my home base for classes. You can’t use the discount for those, but you can use it on everything else! I’m so excited about these candles I’ve been making with soy...

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Q&A: Modifying a quick refreshing scalp spray – part one, altering the ingredients (formula)

In the Q&A post, Tiba asked, I’d like to ask about salicylic acid toners. I want to make a toner that decreases oiliness of scalp, sprayed 10-15 minutes before bath time on scalp. My only experience with formulating is making Salicylic acid with ethanol 99% (absolute alcohol), TCA (?) with purified water. But for the scalp...

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Q&A: Why do positively charged (cationic) conditioning agents smell fishy or earthy?

Have you ever caught a whiff of a positively charged conditioner like Incroquat BTMS-50 or Honeyquat and wondered why it smelled fishy? There’s nothing wrong with the product: You’re smelling the ammonium salt in the cationic quaternary compound! Some people can smell it, some can’t. It’s hard to know if you’ll be a smeller or...

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