Can we substitute one ingredient for another in a product? Lotion bars

If you’re wondering if you can substitute one ingredient for another, check out first what the ingredients do in the product. What exactly does the ingredient do? Is it a surfactant, an emollient, a conditioning agent, an emulsifier, and so on? What does it bring to the product? What is its skin feel? Does it … Read moreCan we substitute one ingredient for another in a product? Lotion bars

How do I modify a recipe when I add or remove an ingredient?

Let’s take a look today at altering recipes as there have been a lot of questions about this lately. (Original post can be found here…) Let’s say I have this recipe from this post: SWIFT’S BASIC HAND LOTION FORMULA69.5% water15% oil5% butter3% cetyl alcohol or stearic acid6% Polawax1% fragrance oil0.5% liquid Germall Plus Please use … Read moreHow do I modify a recipe when I add or remove an ingredient?

Weekday Wonderings: Can I include slippery elm or MSM in a leave in conditioner?

In this post, a very light leave in conditioner, Kelly asks: But in this conditioner could we add in slippery elm powder extract and msm powder? Slippery elm and marshmallow root are good to add slip to hair, saw some diy recipes on naturally curly of course they don’t include the honeyquat, preservatives, etc. this question … Read moreWeekday Wonderings: Can I include slippery elm or MSM in a leave in conditioner?

Weekend Wonderings: Do we need to make a complicated shampoo if we’re using a nice conditioner?

An administrative thing: Subscribing to posts doesn’t seem to work right now, so the easy solution is to make a comment and tick that you want to see follow up comments. Subscribing to the entire blog will not get you any of the comments. This only means you will get each day’s post by email. … Read moreWeekend Wonderings: Do we need to make a complicated shampoo if we’re using a nice conditioner?

Weekend Wonderings: How do I organize information on my ingredients?

Sorry for the break in posting and in responding to comments, but it’s been a crazy week! I have a practicum student with me at work and I have more clients than normal, so when I get up I’m out the door and when I come home, I’m on the couch! A quick note: To … Read moreWeekend Wonderings: How do I organize information on my ingredients?