Creating a foaming hand cleanser with a cornucopia of awesome autumnal extracts (part two, choosing botanical extracts)

Welcome back to our short series on creating a foaming hand cleanser with a cornucopia of awesome botanical extracts. In part one yesterday, we chose our surfactants and took a look at how we might increase mildness of the formula. Today, let’s take a look at some botanical extracts we could include in this foamy,...

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Creating a foaming hand cleanser with a cornucopia of awesome autumnal extracts (part one, overview and choosing surfactants)

I’ve received so many new ingredients this year – so many new botanical extracts, proteins, surfactants, and so much much more – that I decided to set myself a challenge to create a foaming, bubbling, lathering hand cleanser filled with things that remind me of autumn, all the aromas and colours of the season sealed...

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Q&A quickie: Shelf life of Simulgreen 18-2 emulsifier?

In the monthly Q&A post, Melinda asked, Susan, do you or anyone else happen to know the shelf life of Simulgreen 18-2? I bought it from Lotioncrafter but they don’t carry it anymore so I can’t look at the spec sheet. I have tried searching the internet with no luck. I have the brochure pdf and...

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Q&A: What’s the best storage option for shampoo and conditioner bars?

Deanne asked in the Q&A post,  Hi Susan! Just wondering what’s the best storage option for shampoo and conditioner bars? An air tight container or out in the open air? I am just curious because I make several bars at a time and have just been storing them on a table! Thank you so much. Great...

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Welcome to December 2021!

Welcome to December, the most wonderful time of the year! This is my month of festive and celebratory joy! Baby Sasja’s birthday is the 16th, my anniversary with Raymond on the 19th (28 years!), my birthday on the 21st, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, then New Year’s Eve, which was my adoption day, something my mum, … Read more