Be careful what you’re buying: Incroquat BTMS-50 vs BTMS-25 and a bit of a tirade about suppliers

So there’s a supplier who is selling what they’re calling Incroquat BTMS-50 (INCI: Behentrimonium methosulfate (and) cetyl alcohol (and) butylene glycol) and people are reporting it’s not working well in all kinds of formulas, leading to harder conditioner bars and failing emulsions. When I asked more questions of those customers, they said it came in a flake … Read more

Welcome to December 2022!

December — my favourite time of year! We adopted little Sasja on December 16; Raymond and I celebrate 29 years as a couple on December 19; my birthday is December 21; we celebrate Christmas on the 25th; and I was adopted as a baby on December 31, so it’s kind of a second birthday. *There’s … Read more

Welcome to November 2022!

Wow, it’s finally autumn around here, and it’s time to make candles and sip lactose-free hot chocolate at while cozying up in our fluffy blankets on our giant couch and watching Mystery Science Theatre 3000 while a small adorable puppy nestles between us wanting snacks. It’s the time of hygge, the Danish idea of being … Read more

Welcome to October 2022!

Welcome to October! The first true month of autumn here in Canada and the birthday month of my beloved Raymond as well as our little pup Sasja! This month will be filled with cake and far too much Hallowe’en themed chocolate for the humans in our household. The never-ending 50,000 km tune-up on this old … Read more