#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…...

You are not logged in. This content is for $1 Level, $5 Level, $3 Level, and $10 Level members only. Please login if you are a member.
Log InSubscribe

#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…...

You are not logged in. This content is for $1 Level, $5 Level, $3 Level, and $10 Level members only. Please login if you are a member.
Log InSubscribe

#alltheingredients: Crodazoquat MCC (Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Quaternium-87 (and) Cetearyl Alcohol) – conditioner

In the shampoo bar Zoom workshop on Sunday, June 14, 2020, Zikhona asked about Crodazoquat MCC (INCI name: Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Quaternium-87 (and) Cetearyl Alcohol). Let’s take a look at this conditioner that’s advertised to work well for African hair types. “Crodazoquat MCC is a hair conditioning agent that meets the needs of an increasingly diverse…...

You are not logged in. This content is for $1 Level, $5 Level, $3 Level, and $10 Level members only. Please login if you are a member.
Log InSubscribe

#alltheingredients: Sesaflash (INCI: Glycerin (and) Acrylates copolymer & PVP/polycarbamyl polyglycol ester (and) Hydrolyzed Sesame Protein PG – propyl methylsilanediol

Sesaflash (INCI: Glycerin (and) Acrylates copolymer & PVP/polycarbamyl polyglycol ester (and) Hydrolyzed Sesame Protein PG – propyl methylsilanediol) is a white, opaque liquid, an active ingredient that says it can tighten and smooth skin, reduces the depth and appearance of wrinkles, and hydrates skin. Let’s take a look at it! We used this in our potential…...

You are not logged in. This content is for $1 Level, $5 Level, $3 Level, and $10 Level members only. Please login if you are a member.
Log InSubscribe

#alltheingredients: Stepan-Mild® BSB (surfactant blend)

This anionic or negatively charged blend of all kinds of wonderful things – INCI: Water, PEG-80 Sorbitan Laurate, Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Lauroamphodiacetate, PEG-150 Distearate, Sodium Laureth-13 Carboxylate, Quaternium-15, Tetrasodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Citric Acid – creates what’s called a “baby safe blend” as it can create “no more tears” types products thanks…...

You are not logged in. This content is for $1 Level, $5 Level, $3 Level, and $10 Level members only. Please login if you are a member.
Log InSubscribe

Emollients you will love: St John’s Wort Oil (infused oil)

I’ve been taking some time to inventory my ingredients, formulas, and draft posts to find out what I haven’t shared with you yet. I didn’t realize I’ve been playing with St. John’s wort oil for quite some time now! Let’s take a look at this interesting oil! There are two versions of St John’s wort…...

You are not logged in. This content is for $1 Level, $5 Level, $3 Level, and $10 Level members only. Please login if you are a member.
Log InSubscribe

Q&A: Why use cream of tartar instead of citric acid for fizz in bath bombs or solid bubble bath?

I wrote this last year, but didn’t share it, for some strange reason. It was supposed to come after the ingredient entry for cream of tartar last November… So why use might we use cream of tartar (INCI: Potassium bitartrate) instead of citric acid? Why do I use it in my bubble bath bars instead of citric acid?…...

You are not logged in. This content is for $1 Level, $5 Level, $3 Level, and $10 Level members only. Please login if you are a member.
Log InSubscribe

#alltheingredients: Plantapon SF – surfactant blend

I’ve been playing a lot with Plantapon® TF, a non-ionic surfactant blend, using it in all kinds of cleansers, so let’s take a look at a relative of this surfactant blend – Plantapon® SF (INCI: Sodium cocoamphoacetate, glycerin, lauryl glucoside, sodium cocoyl glutamate, sodium lauryl glucose carboxylate), a naturally compliant, COSMOS approved surfactant blend that…...

You are not logged in. This content is for $1 Level, $5 Level, $3 Level, and $10 Level members only. Please login if you are a member.
Log InSubscribe

Creating a natural hair oil with substitutions – modifying a formula from IPCS

Let’s go back to the original post for a moment to see what we’re making! The basic formula for this natural hair oil from Institute of Personal Care Science is is 9.5% Cetiol CC, 0.5% essential oil blend, 0.5% Argan oil, 0.2% Dermofeel Toco 70, and up to 100% Cetiol Ultimate or Vegelight 1214 LC. As…...

You are not logged in. This content is for $1 Level, $5 Level, $3 Level, and $10 Level members only. Please login if you are a member.
Log InSubscribe

#alltheingredients: Vegelight 1214 LC (INCI: Coconut alkanes and coco-caprylate/caprate) – silicone substitute

Two days ago, we took a look at Cetiol® Ultimate (INCI: Undecane and tridecane), a very light, thin, volatile emollient that works as a cyclomethicone or isododecane substitute. It’s naturally compliant – it has certification from NaTrue, ECOCERT, and COSMOS. Then we took a look at Cetiol® CC (INCI: Dicaprylyl carbonate), a carbonate ester with…...

You are not logged in. This content is for $1 Level, $5 Level, $3 Level, and $10 Level members only. Please login if you are a member.
Log InSubscribe