Potential duplication of Lala Retro™ Whipped Cream by Drunk Elephant (part seven – Phytomulse version)

The moment you’ve all been waiting for – a potential formula for this product! Woo! Let’s start with a version using Phytomulse as the emulsifier. I’m presenting you with three versions here – the first is one with Sepimax ZEN as the thickener, the second with xanthan gum, and the third without the stearic acid,...

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You asked for it, Raymond set it up! Look up to the menu under “Shop (Buy courses & e-books)” and you’ll see the new link to sign up for email digests. You can choose from once a week or daily updates! The weekly digest goes out Sunday morning at 6 am, and we aren’t sure...

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Creating a shampoo bar from scratch: Modifying the base formula with different surfactants

On Tuesday, we made it to the base formula for making pH balanced shampoo bars using ingredients that’d keep the pH in the right range for our hair of pH 4 to 7. Let’s take a look at some potential modifications for that formula. Here are the links we’ll be using as we make these...

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Potential duplication of Lala Retro™ Whipped Cream by Drunk Elephant (part six)

I think this will be the longest duplication by far! We’ve been reviewing the ingredient list for this product over the last few days – part one, part two, and part three – and we started reviewing how much of each ingredient we might use before stopping for a minute to consider potential ingredient combinations to...

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Subscribers’ Q&A: Can and how can we use Aristoflex AVC in lotions?

In the June Q&A, Tash asked: And for my weird question of the month. I love the feel of Aristoflex AVC in a facial lotion. However its habit of playing badly with electrolytes makes me sad since I love aloe vera and extracts. I can’t remember if you’ve addressed this anywhere but I was thinking if...

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Hey, non $10 subscribers! The June e-zine is here!

If you’re a $10 subscriber, click now to see the post intended for you!  If you’re interested, check out the new e-zine, Surfactants, part one: A reference guide! Surfactants part one: A reference guide is your one stop reference for surfactants including thickeners, anionics, non-ionics, amphoterics, and blends. It also includes fundamental information required to...

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Hey $10 subscribers! The June 2018 e-zine is here!

So you know how I said I was trying to make the e-zines smaller. Yeah, well, I was wrong. This month’s e-zine is more than 83 pages with chart after chart for every surfactant I’ve ever used, and more information thickeners than you ever wanted to know along with loads of science and fun about...

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Subscribers Q&A: Making alterations to a toner? Lexgard Natural preservative

In the June Q&A, Kuni asked: I would like to try your Lavender & Chamomile Toner for my 12 year old daughter, but I don’t have honeyquat and germall plus (could not find it in my country). Could I use Softisan GC8 (Glyceryl Caprylate) up to 2% as hydrating agent, anti acne and anti microbial support...

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Subscribers’ Q&A: How to make a creamy body wash with SCI?

In the June Q&A, Karrye asked, I’ve been musing over creating a creamy body wash. Something that would go in a bottle, and be a thicker consistency. I’d like to use SCI as I have loads on hand and it does give a nice skin feel. I also have DSL and Slsa. Could you point me...

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Creating a shampoo bar from scratch: A base formula

We’ve spent the last week looking at different ingredients we could use in a solid shampoo bar that’s pH balanced to be between 4 to 6.5, which is the right acidic range for our hair. When I create shampoo bars, I prefer to use sodium cocoyl isethionate or SCI, which comes in noodles, prills, powders,...

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