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: How do we know if an ingredient is water or oil soluble?

In this month’s Q&A, Cass asked, then followed up with another comment. hello, beginner here. I’m sorry if this is glaringly obvious but I am someone who has to triple check myself. How can I know if an ingredient is water or oil soluble? I feel so silly looking at the comments because they’re all so...

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Q&A: Does resveratrol need to be diluted before using?

In the July Q&A, Heather R asked, I need help in understanding “Resveratrol” – Does it need to be diluted first like Hyaluronic Acid does? I would like to use it in a spray on facial toner. I bought 5g of it from Lotioncrafter. I’ve written a short post on Resveratrol, which I’ve linked in the...

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Weekend Wonderings: Can we use powdered panthenol in oil based products?

In this post, Humectants: A closer look at panthenol, Bridget asks: I have a question in relation to the base panthenol is in. I know it is a water soluble vitamin therefore needs water to be dissolved but is it possible to use powdered panthenol in a 100% oily base and it be effective on...

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