#alltheingredients: Jeecide® CAP-7 (INCI: Caprylyl Glycol (and) Glyceryl Laurate (and) Glyceryl Undecylenate) – broad spectrum preservative

Jeecide® CAP-7 (INCI: Caprylyl Glycol (and) Glyceryl Laurate (and) Glyceryl Undecylenate) is a natural, clear colourless liquid broad spectrum preservative we can use in all kinds of products, including naturally compliant, “preservative free”, and “clean” beauty products! Let’s take a closer look at it and how we might use it in our products. As a...

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Formulating a moisturizing, hydrating, occlusive, protective body butter for the winter months using a cold emulsifier, Jeequat® NDCS – part three, reviewing the process for making the product, then the formula! 

Welcome back to this short series on making a more naturally compliant, cold emulsified body butter using Jeequat® NDCS as our emulsifier. In our post on Tuesday, January 4th, 2022, we looked at what we might consider when adapting a formula, then reviewed the ingredients, including the preservative. In our post on Wednesday, January 5th,...

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Formulating a moisturizing, hydrating, occlusive, protective body butter for the winter months using a cold emulsifier, Jeequat® NDCS – part two, considering the oil phase, emulsifier, and other ingredients

Welcome back to this short series on making a more naturally compliant, cold emulsified body butter using Jeequat® NDCS as our emulsifier. In yesterday’s post, we looked at what we might consider when adapting a formula, then reviewed the ingredients, including the preservative. In today’s post, let’s look at the oil phase, emulsifier, and other...

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Formulating a moisturizing, hydrating, occlusive, protective body butter for the winter months using a cold emulsifier, Jeequat® NDCS – part one, what to consider, then reviewing the ingredients, including preservatives! 

Thanks for joining me for this second short series on making body butter for the colder, windier, snowier winter months. We made a moisturizing, hydrating, and occlusive body butter using the cold emulsifier, ViscOptima® SE, that I absolutely loved over the last few days – find them here… In Thursday, December 29th’s post, we chose...

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Newbie Tuesday series: Creating naturally compliant emulsions with Olivem 1000 – part four, a lighter body butter with butters 

Welcome to week four of our Newbie Tuesday beginner lotion making series/course in which we’ll be making a body butter, a thicker cream that can be put in a Malibu or tottle bottle, or even a jar!  If you’ve been following this series, you may have noticed our first hand & body lotion was thickened with...

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