Digest of links for January 23rd to January 26th

It’s been a slightly slower week for posts as I’ve been working like a demon to get the new e-zine, Botanical Extracts, part two: Oil soluble extracts & infused oils, ready for the $10 Patreon subscribers! I still have a duplication or two to post over there as well as answers to so many questions, which … Read moreDigest of links for January 23rd to January 26th

Discussion: What do you wish you’d have known when you started making products?

I remember being so excited when I started making products, and I had to make every formula I found. I would sit at the coffee shop near my office every morning to plan out what I’d make next. I would find a formula – something like sweet almond & aloe hand lotion – and I’d … Read moreDiscussion: What do you wish you’d have known when you started making products?

Check out the class schedule over at Voyageur Soap & Candle!

Yay! Voyageur Soap & Candle has just posted the schedule for the next few months! We have some one off classes planned – Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day – as well as a few sessions of my eco skin care class and the new eco facial care class where every ingredient is plant … Read moreCheck out the class schedule over at Voyageur Soap & Candle!

Woo hoo! We have a schedule for classes at Voyageur Soap & Candle!

Yay! Voyageur Soap & Candle has just posted the schedule for the next few months! We have some one off classes planned – Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day – as well as a few sessions of my eco skin care class and the new eco facial care class where every ingredient is plant … Read moreWoo hoo! We have a schedule for classes at Voyageur Soap & Candle!

Duplication of Biossance 100% Squalane Oil

Do you remember our duplication of Philip Roth’s Oilless Oil Squalane oil thingie? I found another product like this from Biossance for their 100% Squalane oil, listed at $68 for 100 grams/3.3 ounces. (Links to Sephora listing for the ingredient list.) 1. Get 100 grams Squalane. 2. Get a bottle that will hold 100 grams … Read moreDuplication of Biossance 100% Squalane Oil

Digest of links on the new blog! January 20th to 22nd

I’m finally feeling better and posting like silly over on the new blog! I’m so happy to share one of my new favourite ingredients, Varisoft EQ 65, and I fell down a rabbit hole researching the answers to a few questions! Patreon means this is a Patreon exclusive post, and you have to be a Patreon subscriber to … Read moreDigest of links on the new blog! January 20th to 22nd

Question: How can we add a cationic polymer to an anionic product, like shampoo, body wash, or facial cleansers?

I can’t remember who asked it where, but someone asked me: How can we add a positively charged or cationic ingredient like polyquaternium 7 or Honeyquat to a negatively charged or anionic surfactant blend, like a shampoo or body wash? Great question! Let’s recap a bit of the chemistry for a second. (Check out this … Read moreQuestion: How can we add a cationic polymer to an anionic product, like shampoo, body wash, or facial cleansers?