Creating an epic level rinse off conditioner: Altering the conditioning emulsifier

Holy cow, I didn’t expect this to be a series, but here we are! If you want to catch up with what we’ve been discussing over the last week or so, here’s the list of links! CONFIRMED! Formula for an epic level rinse off conditioner with behentrimonium chloride #alltheingredients: ICE Conditioner or JEEQUAT® NDCS or…...

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#alltheingredients: Quaternized lemon shine (Hydroxypropyltrimonium Lemon Protein)

I’ve shared this ingredient with you in a few posts –  creating shampoo bars from scratch, conditioners and cationic polymers, Q&A: Creating liquid volumizing shampoo? Part four – actives, and this one, Q&A: Creating conditioners that add volume and retain curls? Using conditioning agents that won’t weigh down hair – cationic polymers, and Q&A: What’s a…...

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Polyquats! Let’s take a closer look at polyquaterniums or cationic polymers, plus an aside about -trimoniums

I’ve written about this topic before – see this post – but I thought since I have so many more polyquats in my workshop, we should take a closer look at them.  What’s cationic polymer? A polymer is “Any of numerous natural and synthetic compounds of usually high molecular weight consisting of up to millions…...

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Resources: Accessing data sheets, SDS, formulas, and formulation guides

If you’re looking to gather more information and formulas, I have a few ideas for you! I’ll be adding to this as I find more, then re-posting it to the top of the blog so you’ll see it. If you have ideas, please share those in the comments to make this a better list! Updated…...

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Have you made beeswax wraps yet? Two formulas I found online!

I bought some pine resin to make up those beeswax wraps for putting over bowls and such. I have so much fabric, and I’m trying to use my hoard, so this – along with making re-usable bags or zippered pouches – fits right in with this year’s theme!  I’m hoping to try the formula for…...

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Yelling at the TV with Swift: Let’s analyze an ointment from Game of Thrones (spoiler alert)

Quick note: It’s okay if you don’t watch it. There are loads of things I don’t watch! There are people who yell at the screen when they see someone handling a weapon wrong or pretending to be a hacker because they can turn on a PC and boot up Windows: I’m the one who analyzes…...

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Formulas I found online: Conditioners using keratin hydrolysate silox!

After introducing you to this awesome ingredient – keratin hydrolysate silox from Formulator Sample Shop (also found as Keravis from Croda)  – I thought I’d share a few formulas I found on my travels online. Anywhere you see “Keravis”, use the keratin hydrolysate silox. I’ve offered a few ideas for substitutions below each formula as there…...

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#alltheingredients: Keratin hydrolysate silox (hair care active)

On Saturday, I shared my new epic conditioner that uses ICE Conditioner or JEEQUAT® NDCS or Naturally Derived Conditioning System (INCI: Cetyl alcohol, behentrimonium chloride, cocamidopropyl betaine, sorbitan laurate.) On Sunday, we learned more about this ingredient, then on Monday, we made a cold process, light kukui nut oil conditioner or lotion with Jeequat® NDCS/ICE conditioner. Finally, in yesterday’s…...

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Blah blo: New classes at Voyageur & Soap Candle, e-mail notifications, links to articles, and nickel

We’ve figured out the schedule for classes at Voyageur over the summer, which includes intro to hair care, intro to lotion making, eco facial care, eco skin care, and our new classes, luxe facial care and a bunch for youth, including mineral make-up, fun with fragrances, and bath time fun. COOL CHEMISTRY INFOGRAPHICS I always…...

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