Weekday Wonderings: Can we make a shampoo bar without cocamidopropyl betaine?

In this post on shampoo bars, Bella asked: Is it ok to make a syndet shampoo bar without cocamidopropyl betaine? Everyone makes it seem like an impossibility, but there is a company that makes them and they are sellilng very well and I don’t see that ingredient in their product. The company is Ethique, here...

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Weekday Wonderings: All about conditioner bars!

Loads and loads of questions on making conditioner bars, so let’s take a look at those! Here’s my base recipe so you can follow along! SOLID CONDITIONER BAR FORMULA 60% Incroquat BTMS-50 (INCI: Behentrimonium methosulfate (and) cetyl alcohol (and) butylene glycol) 10% cetyl alcohol (you can use stearic if you want a harder bar, but...

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Weekday Wonderings: Melting point for conditioner bars?

In this post on solid conditioner bars, Kenzie asks: I was wondering what the melting point of the finished bars are. I am concerned about shipping in the summer. Also, does this recipe need to be put into single molds or would I be able to make a large batch in a soap loaf and cut...

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One ingredient, five products: Stearic acid – shampoo bar

I love shampoo bars. I think they may be my favourite product I make. Don’t get me wrong! I love my lotions and potions and body washes and everything else, but the thing that changed the way I see my hair and making things was this shampoo bar. I didn’t create this bar from scratch....

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One ingredient, five products: Stearic acid – foot scrub bars

With summer sandal season looming on the horizon in the northern hemisphere, a lot of attention is paid to our feet. Check out this recipe for a foot scrub bar containing stearic acid. (Which can be paired nicely with the thicker foot cream with stearic acid we made last week…) A lot of the ingredients...

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