Q&A: Does pouring the water phase into the oil phase create a water-in-oil emulsion?

In this post,  Adapting formulas to use ECOcert ingredients: Montanov™ 68, Christi asked, Seppic the manufacturer says Montanov 68 is an oil in water not a water in oil emulsifier. Would this not interfere with it emulsifying to add it this way? Let’s take a look at this concept! I think Christi is referring to...

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Experiments in the workshop: Making a 10 minute honeyed body custard with SEPILIFE™ NUDE (formula)

I’m absolutely in love with this new cold process emulsifier, SEPILIFE™ NUDE aka GelMaker® NAT (INCI: Sodium acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, C15-19 alkane, polyglyceryl-6 laurate, polyglycerin-6). It’s a liquid, anionic, cold process/room temperature emulsifier, rheology modifier, thickener, suspender, and texture modifier that can be used to emulsify oils on its own or used in combination...

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Demythifying the myths: Stearic acid is not an anionic emulsifier

I can’t stress this enough – stearic acid is a non-ionic fatty acid that thickens anhydrous products and emulsions. It is not an anionic (negatively charged) emulsifier.  Sight, I thought we’d demythified this one years and years ago, but here it is, out in the wild, messing things up again. Out there in the world...

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Experiments in the workshop: Making a sugared lemon body yogurt with SEPILIFE™ NUDE (formula)

I started working with this awesome new cold process emulsifier, SEPILIFE™ NUDE, in the spring, and it’s time to share these formulas with you as I’ve had three months to observe these two creamy lotions to ensure they remain emulsified with no separations of oil and water. What is this emulsifier like? SEPILIFE™ NUDE aka...

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#alltheingredients: SEPILIFE™ NUDE aka GelMaker® NAT (INCI: Sodium acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, C15-19 alkane, polyglyceryl-6 laurate, polyglycerin-6) – liquid, cold process emulsifier

As we get ready for the new cold process emulsifier series I’ll be starting in mid- to late-September, I’ve been reviewing what I have in my workshop and ones I haven’t tried from our suppliers. With absolutely perfect timing, Windy Point Soap Making Supplies (Canada) is now carrying this awesome new-to-me cold process emulsifier, SEPILIFE...

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