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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Q&A: Can you use mineral oil or petroleum in my formulas for emulsions on the blog or in e-books?

In this month’s Q&A, Ellie asked, Hi Susan, I have a few more questions! I know that petrolatum and mineral oil are approved, very effective, and may be less likely to cause allergies than other occlusive. I also happen to have them around! I love oils and butters, but I am trying to make a lotion...

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Honeycomb’s Big! vanilla, honey & ginger gentle foaming hand cleanser (part three) – the formula

Welcome back to this short series on making Honeycomb’s Big! vanilla, honey & ginger gentle foaming hand cleanser with Plantapon® SF and Lamesoft® PO 65 along with all kinds of hydrosols, botanical extracts, and humectants. You can find part one of this series by clicking here now! And find part two in which we chose...

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Honeycomb’s Big! vanilla, honey & ginger gentle foaming hand cleanser (part one) – choosing our ingredients

I was very kindly sent both Lamesoft® PO 65 (INCI: Coco glucoside and glyceryl oleate) and Plantapon® SF (INCI: Sodium cocoamphoacetate, Glycerin, Lauryl glucoside, Sodium cocoyl glutamate, Sodium lauryl glucose carboxylate) along with these gorgeous 350 ml clear glass foamer bottle with white foamer pump by Voyageur Soap & Candle, so I thought we should take a look...

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Creating an astringent, cooling, de-griming, and hydrating mister with loads of hydrosols (part four) – using different hydrosols with formula

Welcome back to the process of creating this awesome astringent, cooling, de-griming, and hydrating mister with loads of hydrosols! In Tuesday’s post, we chose our hydrosols (floral waters, distillates) and humectants. In Wednesday’s post, we chose our preservatives and took a quick look at the concept of solubility. In yesterday’s post, we made the formula and...

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