Subscribers’ Q&A: Can we freeze oil soluble extracts or essential oils to prevent rancidity? 

In the June Q&A, LY asked: I saw a post about freezing oils to keep them from going rancid. Can you also freeze oil soluble extracts without them losing their potency? In the same post, Amber asked: What about Essential Oils? The main reason to put anything in a fridge or freezer is to slow down the process...

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$10 subscribers – Lotioncrafter has another coupon for you! 

How do I love Lotioncrafter? Let me count the ways! I love Jen, with her extensive knowledge, interest in bringing in unique and cool ingredients, and generous nature. I love all the beakers you carry and little mixers so I can make small batches. I love your awesome scales that weigh down to 0.001 grams....

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Members’ Q&A for June 2018

What’s on your mind this month? What ingredient intrigues you? What equipment interests you? What do you want to know? Please share your thoughts in the comments below! Remember, there are no stupid questions and asking questions is a great way to learn things! We’ve had some great series based on questions asked in this...

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Members’ duplication request post for June 2018

Do you have an idea for a product you’d like me to look at duplicating? This is the post for you! This is the official post for posting the things you’d like me to consider duplicating. When you make a suggestion, please include a link to the product with a full and proper ingredient list....

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Subscribers’ Q&A: Using more than 5% niacinamide? Making a Pepha Tight formula?

In the May Q&A, Csoap asked: 1. I know Niacinamide isn’t recommended over 5-6%, but want about combining in application? I have 2 products I love that have 4% each. I sometimes use them together. I haven’t seen flushing but my skin turnover is amazing! But this combo can cause flushing, correct? If you use too...

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Subscribers’ exclusive: What the heck is this and what can I do with it? Inulin

In the May Q&A, firegirl asked: I bought some inulin as I saw it sold on a supplier site. It says it replace quats in a more environmental way. Has anyone tried this? What is inulin? It’s a polysaccharide that can behave as an emulsifier, stabilizer, and surfactant. (This post) They “have a sweet taste and are present in...

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