How do I learn about new ingredients? STEPANQUAT® Helia (part five) – formula using Jeesperse® ICE-T CIS-2, evaluation

Welcome back! Did you have fun navigating all those lovely rabbit holes we fell down on Monday as we learned all about the chemistry of the three ingredients found in STEPANQUAT® Helia (INCI:  Disunfloweroylethyl Dimonium Chloride (and) Sunflower Seed Oil Glycerides (and) Lauryl Lactyl Lactate)? Did you enjoy putting together the ingredient reference chart? And are you looking forward…...

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How do I learn about new ingredients? Join me as we learn more about STEPANQUAT® Helia (part four) – formula using Jeesperse® ICE-T CIS-2

Welcome back! Did you have fun navigating all those lovely rabbit holes we fell down on Monday as we learned all about the chemistry of the three ingredients found in STEPANQUAT® Helia (INCI:  Disunfloweroylethyl Dimonium Chloride (and) Sunflower Seed Oil Glycerides (and) Lauryl Lactyl Lactate)? Did you enjoy putting together the ingredient reference chart? And are you looking forward…...

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Let’s take a look at conditioning hair masks! Increasing the viscosity of my epic rinse-off conditioner (part two)

Catch up on this series! We’ve been taking a look at conditioning hair masks. We started by analyzing Sephora’s hair sleeping mask, rose smoothing and anti-frizz version. Then, we analyzed Moroccanoil’s version in depth, and took a look at a few others very briefly. Then, we looked at the conditioning emulsifiers we might use along with some emollients…...

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Celebrate Hallowe’en with pumpkin spice latte lotion!

I’m in bed sick with what I think might be the flu, so let’s celebrate Hallowe’en with a blast from the past! Happy National Coffee Day! Celebrate with coffee butter! Happy National Coffee Day! Celebrate with a whipped vanilla latte coffee butter! Mmm…pumpkin spice latte lotion! Pumpkin spice latte lotion with Penstia powder if you…...

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Let’s take a look at conditioning hair masks! Increasing the viscosity of my epic rinse-off conditioner (part one)

In this post – Let’s take a look at conditioning hair masks! Part one – Sephora’s hair sleeping mask collection! – I asked if you wanted me to write up a version of my rinse-off EPIC hair conditioner that included 3% cetearyl alcohol, which would be thicker,  and you said yes! So let’s do that now!…...

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#alltheingredients: Jeesperse® ICE-T-LB-T-NS (cold emulsifier, anionic)

I’m having such great fun teaching at Windy Point Soap Making Supplies in Calgary this week! We have three classes left – eco lotion making using naturally compliant emulsifiers; intermediate lotion making; and premium facial care – so I’m still super busy, but I wanted to share a few things from this week! Well, that…...

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My classes at Windy Point Soap Making Supplies starting this weekend and a fun new formula!

We’re leaving tomorrow for ten fun-filled day of classes at Windy Point Soap Making Supplies, and hanging out with my Calgary friends, Michele, Keith, and Jenna! Yay! While I’m away, I’ll be sharing all kinds of formulas we’ll be making along with information on ingredients, experiments, and all the great stuff we’re doing out there!…...

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#alltheingredients: Jeesperse ICE-T CIS-2 (cold emulsifier, conditioner)

You know I’m a fan of these Jeen cold emulsifiers, so let’s meet a new one Jeesperse® ICE-T CIS-2! I’ve written about these cold emulsifiers from this company previously… JEEQUAT® NDCS or Naturally Derived Conditioning System aka ICE Conditioner (cationic) ICE Hair Restore or Jeesperse® ICE-T CPCS (cationic) ICE Sunflower or Jeesperse CPW-S (INCI: Sunflower…...

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Creating an epic level rinse off conditioner: Reviewing the active ingredients

At the risk of sounding arrogant, I cannot stress enough how much I love this new conditioner and leave in conditioner (coming soon)! These are the very best conditioners I’ve made for my hair ever! I’ve taken maybe 20 selfies in my entire life, and 17 of them have been since I made these conditioners…...

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Creating an epic level rinse off conditioner: Altering the conditioning emulsifier

Holy cow, I didn’t expect this to be a series, but here we are! If you want to catch up with what we’ve been discussing over the last week or so, here’s the list of links! CONFIRMED! Formula for an epic level rinse off conditioner with behentrimonium chloride #alltheingredients: ICE Conditioner or JEEQUAT® NDCS or…...

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