Q&A: How much Olivem 1000 or Montanov 68 to use in a balm-to-milk cleanser?

In the December Q&A, Nancy asked, Hi, I’m new here and I’m just starting to navigate all of this info! I have a question about using Olivem 1000 or Montanov 68 MB in a balm to milk cleanser. The suggested usage rates on suppliers websites only show the rates when used in emulsions. I am researching formulas and...

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Q&A quickie: Shelf life of Simulgreen 18-2 emulsifier?

In the monthly Q&A post, Melinda asked, Susan, do you or anyone else happen to know the shelf life of Simulgreen 18-2? I bought it from Lotioncrafter but they don’t carry it anymore so I can’t look at the spec sheet. I have tried searching the internet with no luck. I have the brochure pdf and...

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Creating emulsions with Jeesperse® CPW-CG-Crosspolymer-G-02 aka ICE Silicone (cold process emulsifier) – formulating thicker body butters and creams (formula #5)

Welcome back to this short series on this wonderful new cold process emulsifier – Jeesperse® CPW-CG-Crosspolymer-G-02 (INCI: Cetyl alcohol, sodium polyacrylate, polysorbate 80, glyceryl stearate, dimethicone/divinyldimethicone/silsesquioxane crosspolymer) aka ICE Silicone at Making Cosmetics. In part one, we met the emulsifier and learned how to use it. In part two, we took a look at four basic...

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Creating emulsions with Jeesperse® CPW-CG-Crosspolymer-G-02 aka ICE Silicone (cold process emulsifier) – formulating thicker hand & body lotions (formula #4)

Welcome back to this short series on this wonderful new cold process emulsifier – Jeesperse® CPW-CG-Crosspolymer-G-02 (INCI: Cetyl alcohol, sodium polyacrylate, polysorbate 80, glyceryl stearate, dimethicone/divinyldimethicone/silsesquioxane crosspolymer) aka ICE Silicone at Making Cosmetics. In part one, we met the emulsifier and learned how to use it. In part two, we took a look at four basic...

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#alltheingredients: Glyceryl Oleate – water-in-oil, non-ionic emulsifier and surfactant thickener

We met Glyceryl Oleate in relation to the surfactant blend, Plantapon® TF (INCI: Decyl Glucoside (and) Polyglyceryl-10 Caprylate/Caprate (and) Coco Glucoside (and) Glyceryl Oleate) last year. Now, let’s learn about it on its own before we meet Lamesoft® PO 65! Glyceryl oleate is a non-ionic ester of fatty acids created by reacting glycerin (glycerol) and...

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