Subscribers’ exclusive: Potential duplication for Perfectly Gentle shampoo from The Honest Company (part four)

We’ve been having some fun analyzing the ingredient list for this shampoo – part one, part two, and part three – but the most important parts of this product are the surfactants, those bubbly, lathery, foamy things that make the shampoo do its magic! I think it would be easier to use a blend or...

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Another installment of “for the love of God don’t make this!” – Goodful’s Homemade Gentle Magnesium Lotion – potential formulas

Yesterday, we analyzed the absolutely horrible recipe shared by Goodful for a Gentle Homemade Magnesium lotion. Today, let’s look at how we could make a safe, stable, and effective version that won’t be contaminated two days after making it. If you just want to see the formula, scroll about 3/4 the way down this post. … Read more

Subscribers’ exclusive: Potential duplication for Perfectly Gentle shampoo from The Honest Company (part three)

We’ve been having fun thinking about how we might duplicate the Perfectly Gentle shampoo from The Honest Company, so let’s keep going! Woo! We’ve obtained a complete ingredient list with INCI names and we’ve analyzed each ingredient. Click here for part one, and click here for part two. What do we have here, then? We have a...

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Another installment of “for the love of God don’t make this!” – Goodful’s Homemade Gentle Magnesium Lotion

Welcome to another instalment of “For the love of God don’t make this!” brought to you by Goodful’s Homemade Gentle Magnesium lotion. (I can’t get the video from YouTube, so you’ll have to click on the link to see the video on Facebook.) Here’s what they would have you make. For fun, consider the mistakes … Read more

Subscribers’ exclusive: Potential duplication for Perfectly Gentle shampoo from The Honest Company (part two)

Yesterday, we started our review of the ingredient list for The Honest Company Perfectly Gentle Shampoo. Let’s continue! Water (Aqua), Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Extract, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Chamomilla...

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Subscribers’ exclusive: Potential duplication for Perfectly Gentle shampoo from The Honest Company (part one)

In the July duplicating post, Kelley asked, “My very favorite shampoo is Perfectly Gentle from The Honest Company. It is a lower-foaming shampoo that is extremely gentle as advertised. So far it’s the best shampoo to wash my very fine, sort of greasy, long hair almost every day. (And my hair has always looked better...

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Subscribers’ Q&A: Creating a “no more tears” baby wash or shampoo?

In the July Q&A, Kuni asked: I tried to make baby wash/shampoo for my baby (feeling abit more confidence after learning alot from your blog:)). Here’s the recipe: PHASE A 54.15% water 3% glycerin 20% aloe vera PHASE B 1% sunflower oil 20% Iselux Ultra (Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, cocoamidopropyl betaine, sodium methyl oleoyl taurate,...

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