Goin’ on a holiday: Super hydrating body wash with loads of humectants – the humectants (part three)

Before we start, the photo above is of the body wash on day two. The bubbles are floating to the top, so the clarity is increasing!  In part one of this series, we took a look at the surfactants we want to use for this formula, then we looked at the rest of the ingredients...

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Goin’ on a holiday: Super hydrating body wash with loads of humectants – the rest of the stuff phase (part two)

As a note before we start, the photo I’ve chosen above is of the body wash when it’s super foamy and bubbly after I mixed it.  Yesterday, we took a look at the surfactants we’ll be using in this super hydrating body wash with loads of humectants. Today, let’s take a look at this big...

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Goin’ on a holiday: Super hydrating body wash with loads of humectants – choosing our surfactants (part one)

As a note before we start, the photo I’ve chosen above is of the body wash when it’s super foamy and bubbly after I mixed it. It will become clear over a day or two… We made it to Liverpool, England, the city from which my family hails, after a very long flight to Amsterdam,...

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A tale of two body washes…

A tale of two body washes. Same formula, different fragrance oils. On the left, pistachio cream: On the right, sweet Meyer lemon. This isn’t a testament to the quality of the ingredients or fragrance/essential oils – this can happen with any mix you create. Working with surfactants isn’t as easy as just changing the fragrance...

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Video: The effects of pH on the viscosity of Iselux Ultra Mild

Yesterday, we took a look at measuring the pH of an Iselux Ultra Mild body wash formula, then testing it again after adjusting the pH. I forgot to share the before and after video so you can see the thickening from altering the pH alone! I’m sorry I couldn’t show you the pH adjusting bit,...

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