Combining emollients: The series

Welcome to the series, combining emollients. You can find all the links for the series here, and they’ll be updated as the posts are shared on the blog.

PART ONE: Introduction

Introduction to the concept of combining emollients to create interesting sensory experiences

PART TWO: Spreadability and spreading values

Spreadability & spreading values 

Combining emollients: Spreading values – Let’s create a lotion (part one)!

Combining emollients: Spreading values – Let’s create a lotion (part two) – formula with natural oils

Combining emollients: Spreading values – Let’s create a lotion (part three) – formula with esters

Combining emollients: Spreading values – Let’s create a lotion (part four) – formula with more esters

Combining emollients: Emulsifiers – Simulsol/Lotionpro™ 165 – part one

Combining emollients: Emulsifiers – Simulsol/Lotionpro™ 165 – part two

 

PART THREE: Liquid & solid emollients, and the impact of saturation 

Liquid and solid emollients, and the impact of saturation

Liquid & solid emollients: Part one, what can we learn from iodine values?

Liquid & solid emollients: Part two, predicting sensory characteristics of a lotion

Liquid & solid emollients: Part three, applying what we’ve learned to a naturally compliant emulsion

Liquid & solid emollients: Part four, creating a cold process, 10 minute lotion

 

PART FOUR: Viscosity

Viscosity: Introduction

Part two: Looking at specific emollients, then considering the impact of fatty acid carbon chain length and saturation on viscosity.

Part three: Quick review, practice what we’ve learned. Contains downloadable oil comparison work sheet for practice

Part four: Spreading values and viscosity – let’s review! 

Part five:

PART FIVE: Surface tension

PART SIX: Viscosity and surface tension

PART SEVEN: Interfacial tension and molecular shape, size, and weight!

PART EIGHT: Putting it all together and spreading values!

PART NINE: Part nine, let’s take a look at some emollients!