Q&A: How can I dissolve panthenol powder in conditioner bars?

In this month’s Q&A, Dalel asked, I am making solid conditioners. I use panthenol powder and I think it might be the culprit in the issue I’m having. It is very difficult to dissolve it or melt it. The temperature of the mixture when I put it in is always above 60°C (140˚F) (sometimes up to...

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Q&A: Can I make a gel with Aloe Vera Gel? Which natural preservatives might work?

In last month’s Q&A, Jaime asked, Can I make a gel without Siligel or one of the other gel makers by combining a hyaluronic gel and an aloe gel and adding biotin, caffeine and ginger extract? If so, what natural approved preservative would work? Any pH issues? The short answer is kinda, maybe, sort of –...

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Q&A: Creating room or body sprays with solubilizers other than polysorbate 20?

In this month’s Q&A, PrincessJess asked,  Hi Susan. Thanks so much for helping us fledgling formulators! I actually have two questions for you. 1. Are you keeping this platform open or do you want us to cancel and join the other platform. I got really confused by that post. 2. Can you pretty please do...

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Q&A: Germall Plus new regulations? Nooooo! Information on how the SCCS in the EU has altered their threshold for free formaldehyde

In this month’s Q&A, Anca shared, Germall Plus New Regulations. Noooooo! I just learned about new regulations by the Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety (SCCS) for formaldehyde releasing preservatives. According to them, the substances affected are: Diazolidinyl Urea; Dimethyl Oxazolidine; DMDM Hydantoin; 7-Ethylbicyclooxazolidine; Hexetidine; Imidazolidinyl Urea; Methenamine and Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinatethat. They now mandate that any product...

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Q&A: Should I pre-dissolve panthenol in water to make a solution? Should I have a powdered and liquid version?

In this month’s Q&A, Susan wrote, Happy day to you! I only have the powdered form of panthenol at the moment. It’s from Formulator Sample Shop, with a recommended usage rate of 1-5%. To make it a more versatile ingredient, I’m wondering which of the following scenarios might be best … 1) Should I turn the...

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