Thank you so much for your support this summer!

This summer has been immensely successful for our youth programs. Thanks to your contributions to the Rated T for Teen group by purchasing my e-books , we offered… At the Yarrow library– 4 craft groups – scrapbooking, jewellery making, chocolate making, cupcake & cookie decorating– 1 board & card games night (13 participating)– 1 video game afternoon … Read moreThank you so much for your support this summer!

Question: BTMS-25 and products not emulsifying

Kathy wrote to me to ask why a recipe similar to this one wasn’t working for her. I knew right away that BTMS-25 was the culprit! If you’re using Incroquat BTMS as your emulsifier, please ensure you’re using BTMS-50 – not BTMS-25 – as your emulsifier! BTMS-25 contains 25% behentrimonium methosulfate, the active ingredient in … Read moreQuestion: BTMS-25 and products not emulsifying

Question: Are the ingredients I mention on this blog safe to use in beauty products?

Anonymous wrote in this post: Are phosphate esters derived from chemical or organic? Are they safe in beauty products? As there are really two questions here, let’s take a look at each one. The quick answers are no, and yes. From the post: Phosphate esters are a category of anionic surfactants that include alkyl phosphates and … Read moreQuestion: Are the ingredients I mention on this blog safe to use in beauty products?