Q&A: What can we do to make the floor less slippery after using an emulsified scrub?

In this month’s Q&A, Eliza asked, I’ve just prescribed with your blog😊. I am working on emulsified body sugar scrubs. I have tried your recipe emulsified scrub with BTMS. I love the feeling of the skin after this scrub, it’s moisturised and supple. I love this emulsifier on a skin. But the shower floor is quite...

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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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#alltheingredients:  ICE Silicone or Jeesperse® CPW-CG-Crosspolymer-G-02 (cold emulsifier) – updated August 4, 2021 with preservative chart

Woo hoo! Another cold process emulsifier? Let’s take a look at 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 – to see what it’s all about, then make a product or two. We first met this one in my e-book from April 2018, Beyond...

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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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Creating emulsions with Jeesperse® CPW-CG-Crosspolymer-G-02 aka ICE Silicone (cold process emulsifier) – formulating lightweight hand & body lotions (formula #3)

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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