Formula round-up! Formulas & related posts for foaming pump bottles! (Updated January 21, 2021)

I know it’s hard to find packaging right now, so it might seem strange that I’m writing posts for products that require a very specific bottle – the foaming pump bottle – but this is how I formulate. I get a new ingredient, I research it, create some formulas, then observe the formulas over time...

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Creating a foaming facial cleanser with Plantapon® TF: Clary sage, tea tree & chamomile for dry to normal skin types (formula), part two

Welcome back to part two! We’re making foaming facial cleansers using Plantapon® TF (INCI: Decyl Glucoside (and) Polyglyceryl-10 Caprylate/Caprate (and) Coco Glucoside (and) Glyceryl Oleate, a blend of gentle to mild, non-ionic foamy, bubbly, lathery surfactants and non-ionic thickeners and emollients that can create tear-free cleansers with a skin friendly pH of 4.5 to 5.5,...

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Creating a foaming facial cleanser with Plantapon® TF: Reviewing the ingredients (part one)

Plantapon® TF (INCI: Decyl Glucoside (and) Polyglyceryl-10 Caprylate/Caprate (and) Coco Glucoside (and) Glyceryl Oleate) It’s a blend of gentle to mild, non-ionic foamy, bubbly, lathery surfactants and non-ionic thickeners and emollients that can create tear-free cleansers with a skin friendly pH of 4.5 to 5.5, used at around 20%. It’s a wonderful cleanser for all...

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Foamer bottles: How do they work? How to best dilute cleansers? And a bunch of formulas for these bottles

I love foamer bottles so much! They make it possible to make foamy, bubbly, lathery™ products without having to thicken them, which is a joy when you get into working with surfactants hat are a pain in the bum to thicken without doing all kinds of work. Let’s take a moment to see what these...

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Tips & techniques: How to use a foamer bottle with diluted soap or surfactants

Someone shared this video from Aromatics International with me of someone showing you how to use a foamer bottle with liquid soap, and I thought maybe I could share some of my thoughts and a formula for diluting castille soap in one of these containers. Foam pump or foamer bottles were designed to create more foam...

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