Member-to-member super happy wonderful sharing & caring post (February 2019)

Welcome to the February 2019 member-to-member sharing and caring post an open post for you to share your thoughts, ask questions, share formulas, and generally connect with other people on this blog. One of the reasons I went with Disqus was to allow posts with pictures or videos or links of all sorts so we could share…...

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Let’s talk pets with Melinda! Formulating Safe Pet Products: Canine Cosmetology: Part one, skin basics

In this series I will talk about the basics of canine cosmetology regarding skin and coat, ingredient toxicity, and essential oil safety considerations. Today, part one – skin basics. Healthy skin is crucial to the overall health of a dog, so it’s essential to understand how the skin functions, what it needs to function well,…...

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Adapting formulas to use ECOcert ingredients: Simulgreen 18-2 – using fatty alcohols (updated)

Originally posted to Patreon on Dec 7, 2017 at 4:59am I don’t think it’s any surprise that I really love this emulsifier, Simulgreen 18-2, given I’ve been formulating with it like crazy lately. I started working with it back in June 2015, and it’s become one of my favourites. Let’s see how we can use…...

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Adapting our formulas to use ECOcert ingredients: Olivem 1000

Originally posted to Patreon on Dec 9, 2017 at 6:00am Let’s continue our series on how to adapt our formulas to use more ECOcert ingredients by taking a look at how we might use Olivem 1000 in the potential duplication of Josie Maran Whipped Body Butter. Part one, defining our terms Part two, gelling agents…...

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An aside about Simulgreen 18-2 (emulsifier)

Originally posted to Patreon on Dec 11, 2016 at 9:39am If you joined us yesterday, you saw the first potential duplication recipe for this product using sorbitan stearate and polysorbate 60. In that post, I mentioned an emulsifier called Simulgreen 18-2 in the recipe, and I wanted to share a quick aside with you about using it…....

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Q&A: Creating liquid volumizing shampoo? Part four – actives

I’m having great fun formulating all kinds of shampoos suitable for fine hair or other types that don’t want to be weighed down. We started last week by looking at different types of shampoos and coming up with base formulas for clarifying, conditioning, and hydrating shampoos. Then we took a look at using different surfactants…...

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$10 subscribers! The new e-zine is here! My favourite class formulas: Men’s products

This month, I’m sharing with you my favourite class formulas especially designed for the menfolk who might have beards, might not have beards, and might not be menfolk at all! Join me to create some awesome beard oils, a variety of beard and conditioning balms, less greasy lotions with ECOcert materials, and my favourite 5-in-1 body…...

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Non-subscribers and $1, $3, and $5 subscribers! Check out the new e-zine – My favourite class formulas: Men’s products!

PLEASE NOTE: If you’re a $10 subscriber and want to download the coupon for the e-zine, please visit this post to obtain your coupon code. That is the only place you can find the coupon code.  This month, I’m sharing with you my favourite class formulas especially designed for the menfolk who might have beards, … Read more

Adapting formulas to use ECOcert ingredients: Summary (so far) and links

You might have noticed we have so many posts this week, and that’s because Raymond is moving over those which were trapped over on Patreon. The series he’s sharing now comes from a duplication we made of the Josie Maran Whipped Butter – part one, part two, and part three – that turned into a…...

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Adapting formulas to use ECOcert ingredients: Montanov 68

Originally posted to Patreon on Dec 6, 2017 at 4:33am Let’s take a look at another emulsifier we could use to make this potential duplication of a Josie Maran Whipped Body Butter more ECOcert – Montanov 68. Part one, defining our terms Part two, gelling agents Part three, all-in-one emulsifiers Part four, creating an emulsifier…...

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