#alltheingredients: Jeecide® CAP-7 (INCI: Caprylyl Glycol (and) Glyceryl Laurate (and) Glyceryl Undecylenate) – broad spectrum preservative

Jeecide® CAP-7 (INCI: Caprylyl Glycol (and) Glyceryl Laurate (and) Glyceryl Undecylenate) is a natural, clear colourless liquid broad spectrum preservative we can use in all kinds of products, including naturally compliant, “preservative free”, and “clean” beauty products! Let’s take a closer look at it and how we might use it in our products. As a...

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#alltheingredients: NatraPep® Pea (INCI: Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract)

I was sent this gorgeous new ingredient from Voyageur Soap & Candle, NaturePep® Pea (INCI: Pisum Sativum (Pea) extract). It’s a clear, brown liquid with 12% to 17% concentration of pisum sativum extract that we use at 1% to 5% in the cool down phase of our water only or emulsified products 40˚C (104˚F) or...

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#alltheingredients: Yucca extract – botanical extract, liquid

I’ve been having some fun playing with this new-to-me, water soluble, liquid extract – Yucca extract (INCI: Yucca Smalliana leaf extract and propanediol) – so let’s take a look at it before we use it in a liquid clarifying shampoo for oily hair shortly. This type of yucca is known as Beargrass yucca, and the...

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Emollients you will love: Cranberry seed oil (updated December 28, 2021)

Cranberry oil – INCI: Vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) seed oil – is an interesting oil. With 3 to 6% palmitic acid (C16), up to 2% stearic acid (C18), 22 to 26% oleic acid (C18:1), 30 to 38% linoleic acid (C18:2), and 20 to 38% linolenic acid (C18:3), you’d expect it to have a short shelf life...

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#alltheingredients: Black currant seed oil (INCI: Ribes Nigrum (black currant) seed oil) – natural oil, emollient

I bought this awesome cold pressed, refined black currant seed oil (INCI: Ribes Nigrum (black currant) seed oil) from Voyageur Soap & Candle* a few weeks ago, and I have been trying it in all kinds of things, from anhydrous products like whipped butters and lip balms to emulsified products, like lotions, body butters, and...

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