I’m like a kid in a candy store at Windy Point Soap: Making an ECOcert lotion using Olivem 1000 – modifying the formula

On Sunday, we started designing this Olivem 1000 lotion with an eye to including lovely ingredients to create a mostly natural, green, ECOcert, readily biodegradable, super creamy lotion. Yesterday, I shared a formula from a class I held at Windy Point Soap in Calgary on the weekend. Today, let’s take a look at a few...

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I’m like a kid in a candy store at Windy Point Soap: Making an ECOcert lotion using Olivem 1000 – the formula

I’m still having so much teaching classes at Windy Point Soap in Calgary, and I wanted to share a formula we made yesterday in the ECO products class. If you want to join in on the fun, click here to see the other classes I’m offering this week as well as some offered by other instructors....

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Emulsifiers: Aristoflex AVC

I was recently sent a large bag of Aristoflex AVC (INCI Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer), a polymer that can create gels as well as emulsify up to 5% oils or silicones. Because it doesn’t work well with electrolytes, it’s not suitable for thickening things like shampoo or body wash. Don’t use things like aloe vera, sodium...

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