Questions from the recent Zoom workshop on shampoo bars: More questions!

I’m still going through the chat log for the shampoo bar workshop we held on Sunday, June 14th, 2020 trying to answer the questions I might not have addressed. In today’s post, we’ll review a few general questions about the process of making shampoo bars! Ever wonder why it takes me so long to answer questions? I’ve…...

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Questions from the recent Zoom workshop on shampoo bars: Adding emollients

I’m still going through the chat log for the shampoo bar workshop we held on Sunday, June 14th, 2020 trying to answer the questions I might not have addressed. In today’s post, we’ll take a look at adding emollients and other moisturizers. Links for the entire series… In part one, we took a look at how to substitute…...

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Questions from the recent Zoom workshop on shampoo bars: Adding conditioners to bars

Thanks for joining me today! In this post, we’ll be taking a look at the questions you had about the pH of the shampoo bars we made in the Zoom workshop on June 14th, 2020. I’ve been going through the chat you were having – which was awesome! – and trying to answer the questions…...

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Questions from the recent Zoom workshop on shampoo bars: pH, pH testing & pH meters

Thanks for joining me today. In this post, we’ll be taking a look at the questions you had about the pH of the shampoo bars we made in the Zoom workshop on June 14th, 2020. I’ve been going through the chat you were having – which was awesome! – and trying to answer the questions…...

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Questions from the recent Zoom workshop on shampoo bars: Substituting surfactants

I’m not a good multitasker at the best of times – if you haven’t noticed, I’m just a little bit ADHD, and I found it even harder to do more than one thing at a time during last week’s Zoom workshop on shampoo bars because I was so excited to share this with you, so…...

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#alltheingredients: Stepan-Mild® BSB (surfactant blend)

This anionic or negatively charged blend of all kinds of wonderful things – INCI: Water, PEG-80 Sorbitan Laurate, Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Lauroamphodiacetate, PEG-150 Distearate, Sodium Laureth-13 Carboxylate, Quaternium-15, Tetrasodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Citric Acid – creates what’s called a “baby safe blend” as it can create “no more tears” types products thanks…...

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#alltheingredients: Plantapon SF – surfactant blend

I’ve been playing a lot with Plantapon® TF, a non-ionic surfactant blend, using it in all kinds of cleansers, so let’s take a look at a relative of this surfactant blend – Plantapon® SF (INCI: Sodium cocoamphoacetate, glycerin, lauryl glucoside, sodium cocoyl glutamate, sodium lauryl glucose carboxylate), a naturally compliant, COSMOS approved surfactant blend that…...

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Zoom meeting formulas: Hydrating body wash & hand cleanser using Xanthan Gum

We made these formulas in the Zoom meeting on Sunday, May 16, 2020, on mixers. You can download the PDF with all the information here, or you can read the posts! Thanks for joining me on this short tour of my workshop to take a look at how to use a magnetic stirrer and overhead…...

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Creating a super gentle foamer bottle hand cleanser with Plantapon® TF: Part five: Our formulas using Euxyl PE 9010 preservative

Welcome back to our series on making a super gentle foamer bottle cleanser with Plantapon TF. In part one, we took a look at the primary and secondary surfactants. In part two, we look at how to make this formula milder, more hydrating, and more conditioning by adding emollients, conditioners, and humectants. In part three,…...

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Creating a super gentle foamer bottle hand cleanser with Plantapon® TF: Part four: Creating a few different formulas!

Welcome back to our series on making a super gentle foamer bottle cleanser with Plantapon TF. In part one, we took a look at the primary and secondary surfactants. In part two, we look at how to make this formula milder, more hydrating, and more conditioning by adding emollients, conditioners, and humectants. In part three,…...

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