Emulsifiers you will love: What’s the deal with methyl glucose sesquistearate (TEGO® Care PS MB), an emulsifier found in Brazilian Bum Bum cream?

In the monthly Q&A, Kristina asked, Me again ;), I’ve decided to go back to “basics” for a minute. I have hit a wall and have gone back to product studies to try and ferret out some mysteries (which isn’t a very scientific word I know 😂). Question: Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate – this is an...

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Q&A: What ingredients are emulsifying this co-wash conditioner? Can we make it ourselves?

In the Q&A section, JimmieTF asked, Hi Susan, I came across a “co-wash” product by a brand called “As I Am”, called “Coconut CoWash“. The ingredients are; Aqueous (Water, Aqua Purificada, Purified) Extracts: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) and Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine)¹, Cetyl Alcohol², Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol², PEG-40 Castor Oil, Stearalkonium chloride, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil²,...

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Blast from the past: Q&A: Can I use e-wax NF or Incroquat BTMS in a lotion with magnesium chloride?

In the monthly Q&A, Jennifer asked, Hi Susan, I am hoping you can tell me if either e-wax NF or BTMS 25 or 50 are a suitable emulsifier for a Magnesium lotion? I’m not finding the answer when searching. Thank you so much! First, let’s look at what a magnesium lotion is, then we’ll look at...

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Formulating for the winter: Blending essential oils to make minty snoot blasters™ and headache roller balls (part two)

Welcome back to this short series on using essential oils to make some awesome minty snoot blasters™ (aka inhalers) and headache roller balls to help chase some of the winter aches, pains, and congestion away. (Not a medical claim, just how I choose to use them.) In Monday’s post, we took a look at the...

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Formulating for the winter: Blending essential oils to make minty snoot blasters™ and headache roller balls (part one)

I’ve been getting a lot of headache and sinus issues thanks to some really strong spasms in my head, so I thought I’d make a batch of minty snoot blasters™ and roller balls with my duplication of Saje’s Peppermint Halo Headache Remedy, blends of essential oils with loads of great things, like peppermint or camphor....

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