#alltheingredients: Brassica alcohol

In the September Q&A, Patricia asked, Hi Susan. I have been a subscriber for a while now and just got myself upgraded and am so excited to see all the stuffs that i have been missing up till now :-). I have been using Varisoft in my conditioner bars up till now, but bought some...

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#alltheingredients: Lanolin alcohol

I bought this ingredient last year from Making Cosmetics, so I thought we should take a look at it before formulating with it in this week’s Formulating Fundamentals Friday on fatty alcohols and acids. This is a fatty alcohol, like cetyl alcohol or cetearyl alcohol, derived from lanolin. It’s used in the same way, as...

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Weekend Wonderings: Where to get cetrimonium bromide? What can you substitute for fatty alcohols?

I’m sorry I haven’t been writing much lately. Every weekend morning I get up, make a cup of tea, and fire up the laptop intending to write a bunch of blog posts for the week. Then the dog looks so cute and wants to play or I decide to make breakfast or one of a...

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