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…...

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#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…...

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#alltheingredients: Cetiol CC (INCI: Dicaprylyl carbonate) – carbonate ester

In the January 2020 Q&A, Anca asked, I saw a video by the Institute of Personal Care Science about formulating a super light sprayable oil. (It’s called their natural hair oil, which you can see in this video.) The bulk of the formula is Cetiol Ultimate (BASF) – INCI undecane/tridecane — described as a ‘very light volatile…...

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#alltheingredients: Cetiol® Ultimate (INCI: Undecane (and) tridecane) – hydrocarbon, cyclomethicone substitute

In the January 2020 Q&A, Anca asked,  Hi Susan, your blog is my absolute favorite blog on the planet! I saw a video by the Institute of Personal Care Science about formulating a super light sprayable oil. (It’s called their natural hair oil, which you can see in this video.) The bulk of the formula is Cetiol…...

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#alltheingredients: NatraSil™ (INCI: Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables) – natural silicone substitute

NatraSil™ (INCI: Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables) contains an ester – a Guerbet ester, which we’ll be learning about more in the near future, I hope – with these wonderful hydrogenated olive oil unsaponifiables used to create a naturally compliant blend that works as a very light emollient and silicone substitute. Here’s the…...

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Newbie Tuesday: Making naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG (week twelve) – body lotion #3

Welcome back to our Newbie Tuesday series, introduction to making naturally compliant lotions using Ritamulse SCG! We’re in week 12, which means it’s time to make our third and final body lotion! Catch up on the series in the links below! Or click here to see the Beginners! Start here section where I’m updating all…...

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Simple esters: Creating lip balms with esters (part three) – testing the jars

So far in this series we created a formula for a lip balm in which we can try different simple, solid esters, colours, and flavours, and then we created that formula and tested the lip balm in tubes. Today, let’s see how they perform in jars! Reviewing the lip balm in jars!  These jars contain…...

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Simple esters: Creating lip balms with esters (part two) – testing the tubes

If you want to catch up on this simple ester series, click here for the last post that has all the links to the previous parts!  Yesterday, we created a formula for a lip balm in which we can try different simple, solid esters, colours, and flavours. Today, let’s make that formula and see what…...

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Simple esters: Creating lip balms with esters (part one) – the formula

If you want to catch up on this simple ester series, click here for the last post that has all the links to the previous parts!  After making our lotion bars – click here for that post – we decided to try using these simple esters in a lip balm to see how the colour…...

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Simple esters: Creating lotion bars with simple esters

Wow, it’s been a while? I’ve been trying to find time to write up these experiments I did with Emrys months ago, but life’s been way too busy! Let’s take a look at creating lotion bars with simple esters! If you want to catch up on this series, click here for the last post that…...

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