Q&A: Why aren’t we concerned with pH for lotions, conditioners, or body butters?

In the monthly Q&A post, Chavi asked, This may be a silly question but it occurred to me while I was reading the new ebook.. why aren’t we concerned with pH when it comes to lotions,  conditioners, body butters, etc? I’m sure the answer is in my head somewhere but at nearly midnight, it’s not coming...

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What’s the deal with the “soaping effect” or those white streaks from emulsions?

Rather than break this into a number of posts over the course of a few days, I decided to leave this as one giant post for easier reference. Honestly, I didn’t expect this to reach over 3,000 words, but here we are!  What causes the “soaping effect” or “an undesired foaming phenomenon observed in skin creams...

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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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Newbie Tuesday: Making naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG (week fifteen) – body butter #3

Welcome back to our Newbie Tuesday series, introduction to making naturally compliant lotions using Ritamulse SCG! This is the last week of this specific series on making lotions with Ritamulse SCG, and we’ll be making our third body butter that has a special little twist. If you’d like to catch up on the series, scroll...

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Newbie Tuesday: Making naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG (week fourteen) – body butter #2

Welcome back to our Newbie Tuesday series, introduction to making naturally compliant lotions using Ritamulse SCG! We’re in week 14, which means it’s time to make the second of three body butters! How will these differ from the hand lotions or body lotions we made in weeks one to twelve, and the body butter we...

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