#alltheingredients: Sodium cocoyl methyl isethionate (SCMI) – foamy, bubbly, lathery™ surfactant

Let’s say hello to a new solid foamy, bubbly, lathery™ surfactant in my workshop – sodium cocoyl methyl isethionate (SCMI)! It’s an anionic (negatively charged), ester based, solid surfactant in flake form. (You might find it as Pureact SCMI-85 or Iselux SCMI.) It’s considered gentle to mild, and offers thick, dense, creamy, luxurious foam and...

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#alltheingredients: Phytomulse emulsifiers – Almond, chlorella, coconut, and amaranth

We’ll be using Phytomulse emulsifiers – Phytomulse almond, Phytomulse chlorella, Phytomulse coconut, and Phytomulse amaranth – in our new beginners’ lotion making series, so let’s take a closer look at these ingredients! Phytomulse Almond: INCI: Cetearyl Alcohol & Glyceryl Stearate & Almondeth-20 Phytomulse Chlorella: INCI: Cetearyl Alcohol & Glyceryl Stearate & Chlorelleth-20 Phytomulse Coconut: INCI:...

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Uh oh – more shiny things from Windy Point Soap Making Supplies for me!

Yay! Look at all the shiny things from Windy Point Soap Making Supplies! I stocked up on more ViscOptima SE, a liquid, cold process emulsifier to make more 10 minute lotions! (Aka GelMaker RHEO). I’m so excited we can find it in Canada now! Check out these formulas in which I use this emulsifier to...

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#alltheingredients: Jeesperse® CPW-S or ICE Sunflower (Sunflower wax (and) sodium polyacrylate) – cold process emulsifier

We first met this cold process emulsifier, Jeesperse® CPW-S or ICE Sunflower (Sunflower wax (and) sodium polyacrylate) in the e-book, Beyond Emulsifying Wax, part one, but I haven’t shared much about it here on the blog, so let’s take a closer look at it today! It contains 68% to 72% sunflower wax with 24% to...

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#alltheingredients: St. John’s Wort hydrosol & extract (water soluble)

We met St John’s wort infused oil in June 2020, so I thought it was time to look at other ingredients made using St John’s wort like the gorgeous hydrosol I’ve been using a lot lately. I wrote the first version of this post in March 2010! Wow!  St John’s wort is claimed to offer...

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