#alltheingredients: Sucrose stearate (INCI: Glyceryl stearate SE and sucrose stearate)

In the monthly Q&A, Carolina asked, Hello I purchased Sucrose Stearate but haven’t found many recipes using it. The ingredients are “Glyceryl stearate SE, sucrose stearate”. I’ve seen recipes with Glyceryl stearate SE but can this be used instead of it? Is the sucrose stearate just added stearic acid? Thanks! She later added, I bought...

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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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Tips & techniques: Testing and adjusting the pH of a emulsion with a pH meter

Welcome to this detailed page on how to test emulsions – like lotions and conditioners – with a pH meter! If you’d like to read a longer post with even more information, you can find it here – Acids, bases, and pH – oh my! Part four: Testing our products with pH meters!  If you’d like...

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Welcome to February 2023!

Is it February already? It feels like 2023 just started! Sasja’s ready for a little lie down in her absolutely adorable onesie while we’re bundled up tight watching episodes of Mystery Science Theatre 3000 as we go through another winter cold snap with snow in the Fraser Valley. Some good news on my health – … Read more

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