Creating an epic level rinse off conditioner: Reviewing the active ingredients

At the risk of sounding arrogant, I cannot stress enough how much I love this new conditioner and leave in conditioner (coming soon)! These are the very best conditioners I’ve made for my hair ever! I’ve taken maybe 20 selfies in my entire life, and 17 of them have been since I made these conditioners…...

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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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Creating a cold process, light kukui nut oil conditioner or lotion with Jeequat® NDCS/ICE conditioner

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.) Yesterday, on Sunday, we learned more about this ingredient. Today, I’d like to share with you a super quick, cold process conditioner or lotion so easy to make, we…...

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#alltheingredients: ICE Conditioner or JEEQUAT® NDCS or Naturally Derived Conditioning System.

I’ve shared some formulas with you using ICE Hair Restore or Jeesperse ICE-T CPCS (INCI: Cetearyl alcohol (and) behentrimonium chloride (and) polyquaternium 37), a cold process hair conditioning emulsifier we can use to make to make quick conditioners without heating. Let’s meet another cold process emulsifier, ICE Conditioner or JEEQUAT® NDCS or Naturally Derived Conditioning System…....

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Experiments in the workshop: It’s too freakin’ dry around here – a lotion with isododecane

On February 27th, we met isododecane, a non-polar, lightweight emollient we can use for all kinds of products as an emollient, moisturizer, and dilutor as well as a great inclusion in colour cosmetics. It works really well with dimethicone, which is why I’ve been using it in this facial moisturizer using the cold emulsifier, RM-2051…...

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#alltheingredients: Stepanquat DC-1

I am working hard to find time to do more than look at the comments as they come in, but it’s hard when I get to the fourth one and it inspires a post or even a series! Keep those great comments coming!  In this post, Why did I buy that again? Stearamidopropyl dimethylamine (updated), ChampagneJ asked, Hi…...

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Formulating fun! Quick key lime meringue lotion with Aristoflex AVC

Yesterday, we met lime butter (INCI: Citrus Latifolia Oil (and) Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (and) Tocopherol), which I’m using in this formula because I like it as an emollient, plus it smells amazing! Today, let’s create a light, cold process lotion using Aristoflex AVC and Penstia powder. If you’ve ever wondered what the proceeds of the five…...

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It’s too hot to craft! Formula round up!

In the spirit of making cooling sprays as we just did with menthol and alcohol, I thought I’d share some links to the series I wrote last year – it’s too hot to craft! – when we made products that didn’t need heating. Introduction (updated, links) Summery floral gel Peppermint & chamomile cooling spray Cold process…...

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Pumpkin spice latte lotion with Penstia powder (updated)

We’ve had some fun with coffee butter over the last month. We made a whipped vanilla latte coffee butter for National Coffee Day in September, and made a pumpkin spice latte with Aristoflex AVC last Thursday. I thought I’d alter Thursday’s formula to include one of my new favourite ingredients, Penstia powder (INCI Name: Adipic…...

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Mmm…pumpkin spice latte lotion!

Check out this quick, cold emulsifier lotion using coffee butter! (I’m not able to type much due to my arm injury, so please do a search for the ingredients that you see underlined in these handwritten notes.) A massive thank you to Lisa for taking the time to type all of this out for us…...

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