Q&A: Can we add oil soluble botanical extracts to conditioner bars? Part two, modifying conditioner bars to include extracts (with formulas)

Welcome back to this short series. You can find part one by clicking this link! Let’s modify my husband’s favourite conditioner bar turned shaving bar, the super silky & smoothing babassu, jojoba & carrot tissue shaving or body conditioning bar! Instructions for making these conditioner/shaving bars can be found in this post… You can see...

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Q&A: Can we add oil soluble botanical extracts to conditioner bars? Part one, determining the charge of a botanical extract

In this post, Weekend Wonderings: All about conditioner bars, Rick asks, I have been reading through the “Conditioner bars you will love” book and am thinking about adding some “botanical extracts” to see if they improve the bars. Here’s my first questions: 1) How do you tell if an extract (or any ingredient, for that...

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Q&A: Is it safe to use 60% BTMS-25 or BTMS-50 in a conditioner bar? What are the suggested usage rates?

In this post – Q&A about conditioner bars! – Sarah asked, Hi Susan, thank you for all of this incredible info! I’ve noticed that the suggested usage rate for both BTMS 25 and 50 is up to 10%, but in many of your conditioner bar formulas you are using them up to 60% (and have...

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Let’s create a gorgeous dry hair & scalp hydrating conditioner using BTMS-50 with loads of botanicals and actives (includes formula)

Let’s modify the gorgeous winter hair & scalp hydrating spray full of botanicals and actives to be a lovely dry hair & scalp hydrating conditioner that uses BTMS-50 as the cationic emulsifier! We made a decadent version of this conditioner in a parts one and two of a series I shared last week: Today, let’s...

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#alltheingredients: Fision® HydraTress – awesome hair active!

Let’s take a closer look at this gorgeous new-to-me blend of vitamins, humectants, and proteins I’ve been using in my hydrating winter skin & scalp spray that we’ll be adapting to be other products shortly – Fision® HydraTress (INCI: Water, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Glycerin, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Seed Extract, 1,2 -Hexanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate) We’ve met...

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