#alltheingredients: Amaranth seed oil (INCI: Amaranthus caudatus seed oil)

We’ve used amaranth in a number of different ways here in our workshop… Amaranth seed oil (Amaranthus caudatus seed oil) Amaranthus squalane NaturePep Amaranth (INCI: Water, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract) – Lotioncrafter link, post coming soon FSS foaming amaranth PET* or FSS foaming amaranth ECT* (INCI: Sodium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Amaranth Protein) – FSS links, post coming...

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#alltheingredients: Dodecane – super light, fast spreading hydrocarbon emollient

Dodecane is a very lightweight, natural, plant-derived, non-polar emollient (hydrocarbon) we can use anywhere we might use oils – lotions, facial moisturizers, lip balms, colour cosmetics, facial sera, eye care products, hair care, anhydrous products. It’s a great pigment wetter and helps disperse pigments in colour cosmetics. In hair care products, both rinse-off and leave-on, it...

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Combining emollients: Part nine, let’s take a look at some emollients!

We made it! We’re on part nine, the last part of this series (for now). Today, let’s take a look at some specific emollients to predict what they might be like when it comes to spreadability, skin feel, viscosity, and all the other factors we’ve investigated throughout this series. Click here to see the home page for...

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Combining emollients: Review sheet for the entire series (section 8, part two)

Let’s update our review page to see what we’ve learned so far so we can start playing with our emollients! (You can find the home page for this combining emollients series by clicking here!) This one is updated with everything in the series to the end of part eight. The larger the spreading value of...

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Combining emollients: Part eight, putting it all together and spreading values!

Wow, this has been quite a series! Let’s review what we’ve learned and put it all together to make sense of it. Let’s recap!  Click here to see the home page for this series!  In section one, we took a look at the concept of combining emollients to create interesting sensory experiences. In section two,...

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