How do I learn about new ingredients? Join me as we learn more about STEPANQUAT® Helia (part four) – formula using Jeesperse® ICE-T CIS-2

Welcome back! Did you have fun navigating all those lovely rabbit holes we fell down on Monday as we learned all about the chemistry of the three ingredients found in STEPANQUAT® Helia (INCI:  Disunfloweroylethyl Dimonium Chloride (and) Sunflower Seed Oil Glycerides (and) Lauryl Lactyl Lactate)? Did you enjoy putting together the ingredient reference chart? And are you looking forward…...

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How do I learn about new ingredients? Join me as we learn more about STEPANQUAT® Helia (part three)

Welcome back! Did you have fun navigating all those lovely rabbit holes we fell down on Monday as we learned all about the chemistry of the three ingredients found in STEPANQUAT® Helia (INCI:  Disunfloweroylethyl Dimonium Chloride (and) Sunflower Seed Oil Glycerides (and) Lauryl Lactyl Lactate)? And did you have fun gathering information for our ingredient chart yesterday?…...

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How do I learn about new ingredients? Join me as we learn more about STEPANQUAT® Helia (part two)

Welcome back! Did you have fun navigating all those lovely rabbit holes we fell down on Monday as we learned all about the chemistry of the three ingredients found in STEPANQUAT® Helia (INCI:  Disunfloweroylethyl Dimonium Chloride (and) Sunflower Seed Oil Glycerides (and) Lauryl Lactyl Lactate)? Now that we know what each of them, it’s time to learn…...

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Newbie Tuesday: Making naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG (week two)

Welcome to week two of the Newbie Tuesday series, making naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG. Today, we’ll be taking a look at the chemistry of lotions along with the first formula. Please click here for week one of this series, which includes the shopping list for supplies, equipment, and packaging. And a few resources……...

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How do I learn about new ingredients? Join me as we learn more about STEPANQUAT® Helia (part one)

I thought it’d be fun to share with you my process of learning about new ingredients, finding starting formulas, working with them in my workshop, observing their changes over time, and, finally, sharing them with you. This’ll take a few days to cover, but in the end, you’ll have a great sense of what goes…...

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So…what’re you making?

Formulating fun in the workshop today making crystal clear gels with Sepimax ZEN and Sepinov EMT 10 for all kinds of things, like an hydrating body and face serum and decadent, light, non-sticky eye gel. These are awesome in their own, but even better thickening the water phase of our lotions as rheology modifiers, giving…...

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Formulas from Stepan: Links to the Multicultural Collection for textured or curly hair

I found these formulas from Stepan that are advertised for textured or curly hair that I thought might be interesting as I don’t have much about those hair types on the blog. If you’re interested in trying them, let me know and we can work through one or two and figure out what we can…...

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Simple esters: Compare and contrast!

Wow, it’s taken a while, but we made it to the end of the simple esters series. So far in this series, we’ve taken a look at these solid, simple esters… Myristyl myristate Cetyl palmitate Cetyl rincinoleate Cetyl esters Stearyl palmitate Cetearyl olivate Lauryl Laurate …and I thought we could compare them so you could…...

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Welcome to Newbie Tuesday: Making naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG

Woo! It’s back! Newbie Tuesday is back and we’re ready to make some lotions using naturally compliant emulsifiers. For the first part of this series/course, we’ll be using Ritamulse SCG (INCI: Glyceryl stearate (and) cetearyl alcohol (and) sodium stearoyl lactylate) to create hand lotions, body lotions, and body butters. For this series/course, I’m choosing ingredients I…...

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