Q&A: My lotion keeps separating and I’m frustrated! What can I do? (Part one)

In this month’s Q&A, VeryBerry asked,  Hi, my cream keeps splitting and I am tearing my hair out…(Literally)! I have tried EVERYTHING in my knowledge (change emulsifiers, reduce oils, etc.) to stop it from splitting but nothing works. Here is the recipe. Can you please tell me what I am doing wrong? I want to...

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Creating emulsions with Jeesperse® CPW-CG-Crosspolymer-G-02 aka ICE Silicone (cold process emulsifier) – formulating thicker body butters and creams (formula #5)

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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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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#alltheingredients:  ICE Silicone or Jeesperse® CPW-CG-Crosspolymer-G-02 (cold emulsifier) – updated August 4, 2021 with preservative chart

Woo hoo! Another cold process emulsifier? Let’s take a look at 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 – to see what it’s all about, then make a product or two. We first met this one in my e-book from April 2018, Beyond...

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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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