Hey, Canadian readers! Info on a sale and I need cationic guar

If you’re looking for Incroquat CR, SCI flakes, or cetrimonium chloride, Creations from Eden is clearing them out and you can get them at amazing prices! I’m sharing this with you so you can find cool stuff and save money. This isn’t an ad or affiliate link! I love love love Incroquat CR in my...

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Q&A: Incorporating SCI into a liquid shampoo or body wash?

In yesterday’s post, we reviewed how we might use sodium cocoyl isethionate (SCI) in a liquid product. We found was poorly soluble in water – 0.01% at 25˚C – so we took a look at a few ways we might incorporate SCI into a daily shampoo. Let’s take a look at a few different formulas...

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Q&A: Can we soak SCI in water overnight to dissolve it?

In the September Q&A, Melanie wrote: As an aside, I heard that an easy way to dissolve SCI chips is to soak them in the water overnight. I tried this and it worked well. Would you see any problem with doing this? I can’t seem to ever get it to dissolve, without grinding it, even...

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Q&A: Using glycol distearate to thicken the daily use shampoo? Using SCI in liquid products? Increasing the solubility of SCI?

In the September Q&A post, Melanie asked, I am trying to make a shampoo using glycol distearate and am having no luck. I do as you suggest, and melt this separately but when I add it to the other ingredients the final product ends up gritty. I have tried adding it all at once, and have...

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I’d love to hear your feedback on some ideas for posts for this blog…

I’ve mentioned before that I’m a little attention deficit at times and get easily distracted by shiny things, and as much as I love having the freedom to research, fall down rabbit holes for days, and make whatever I want and share it with you, I find I work better on a schedule. To that...

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Q&A: Have you used Siligel yet? What do you think?

In the October Q&A, Kristina asked, Happy October! I have an easy question this month, yay! My question is: have you used the Siligel yet, if so, what do you think? Lotioncrafter has been sold out for a while now. Lorraine shared, I have used Siligel, I like it better than xanthan gum, but my fave is...

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Ingredient: Sodium stearate and making clear gel sticks

Windy Point Soap brought in sodium stearate after I bugged Michele about it, so I thought I’d share more about this ingredient and why I wanted to have it!  If you’re looking to make deodorant sticks, my suggestion is to avoid lotion bars with added baking soda and try making a gel stick with sodium...

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Welcome to October 2018!

I’ve always loved October – so many people I have loved in my life were born this month, including my wonderful Raymond, my oldest friend Michelle, my grandma Lucy, and my pup, Sasja – but it can also be a sad time as in 2016, I lost my amazing mom and my little Blondie dog...

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