#alltheingredients: TKB Thickening clay – part three, version 1

The suggestion and recipes shared by TKB Trading for this thickening clay didn’t work for me, so I thought I’d go on a quest for other formulas I could try at home to succeed with this ingredient. I found a formula that called for fractionated coconut oil and isopropyl myristate (IPM) as the oils with 3%...

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#alltheingredients: TKB Thickening clay (INCI: Quaternium-90 Sepiolite (and) Quaternium-90 Montmorillonite) – part two

Welcome back from the aside on polar oils and isododecane! Let’s take a look at working with this ingredient! To recap the series so far… Potential duplication of Tarte Frxxxtion Exfoliating Stick (part one) Practice your process: Choose the right preservative for the job #alltheingredients: Thickening clay (part one) Chemistry: What the heck are polar oils?...

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An aside about Simulgreen 18-2 (emulsifier)

Originally posted to Patreon on Dec 11, 2016 at 9:39am If you joined us yesterday, you saw the first potential duplication recipe for this product using sorbitan stearate and polysorbate 60. In that post, I mentioned an emulsifier called Simulgreen 18-2 in the recipe, and I wanted to share a quick aside with you about using it....

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Ingredient: LuxGlide or LexFeel silicone replacements

I’ve been working with these ingredients for a bit now, and I wanted to share them with you! We had great fun making products with them at Windy Point Soap Making Supplies in Calgary, and I wanted to share information about these ingredients before sharing a formula or two. As a note, there’s some misunderstanding...

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Ingredient: Sodium stearate and making clear gel sticks

Windy Point Soap brought in sodium stearate after I bugged Michele about it, so I thought I’d share more about this ingredient and why I wanted to have it!  If you’re looking to make deodorant sticks, my suggestion is to avoid lotion bars with added baking soda and try making a gel stick with sodium...

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