Q&A: Why is sorbitan olivate in my facial cleanser? And stuff about structured liquids!

In the June Q&A, Heather asked, Can you talk about “coconut alcohol”? I know that it is used an emulsifier but cannot find any place to source the ingredient. It is being used in Oseas Ocean Cleansing Mud. When reading the ingredients list it piqued my curiosity and want to know more about it. They are…...

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Q&A quickies: Formulas for Dead Sea Salts?

In the July Q&A post, Mimi asked, Do you have any good recipes for Dead Sea salt? Also, can I substitute Dead Sea salt for sugar in a sugar scrub? Thank you! The short answer is no, you can’t really substitute Dead Sea Salt for all of the salt or sugar in other products because…...

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Q&A: What’s coconut alcohol? (#alltheingredients)

In the June Q&A, Heather asked, Can you talk about “coconut alcohol”? I know that it is used an emulsifier but cannot find any place to source the ingredient. It is being used in Oseas Ocean Cleansing Mud. When reading the ingredients list it piqued my curiosity and want to know more about it. They are…...

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Q&A: Does resveratrol need to be diluted before using?

In the July Q&A, Heather R asked, I need help in understanding “Resveratrol” – Does it need to be diluted first like Hyaluronic Acid does? I would like to use it in a spray on facial toner. I bought 5g of it from Lotioncrafter. I’ve written a short post on Resveratrol, which I’ve linked in the…...

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Hey $10 subscribers! The July e-zine is here! 10 minute lotions!

I’m super excited to present to you my newest e-zine, 10 minute lotions! Yep, you heard me right! In this e-zine, we’ll be learning how to use five different cold emulsifiers to create moisturizers, butters, creams, and lotions is less time than it takes you to gather up your ingredients! As well, I’ve included two…...

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A few thoughts and links for a lazy Saturday afternoon…

I’m lying on the couch today, a little tired from the excitement and running around of the last few weeks, so I thought I’d catch up on all the things I “saved for later” on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and everywhere else. But first, on a personal note, I HAVE A HOMOGENIZER! I’m so freakin’ excited!…...

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Video: The effects of pH on the viscosity of Iselux Ultra Mild

Yesterday, we took a look at measuring the pH of an Iselux Ultra Mild body wash formula, then testing it again after adjusting the pH. I forgot to share the before and after video so you can see the thickening from altering the pH alone! I’m sorry I couldn’t show you the pH adjusting bit,…...

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Equipment review: Comparing all the meters I’ve tested with an Iselux Ultra Mild body wash formula

Now that we’ve met all the meters I have, let’s take a look at which ones I liked and which ones I didn’t! I find it helpful to gather all my meters and test the heck out of them using the same fluids. You can see this in action in this post where I compared…...

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