Woo! We can get Iselux Ultra Mild surfactant blend in Canada!

I’m so excited that Windy Point Soap Making Supplies Inc. brought in Iselux Ultra Mild Surfactant (INCI: Water (and) Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate (and) Cocamidoapropyl Betaine (and) Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate (and) Lauryl Glucoside (and) Coco-Glucoside). It’s a super mild blend of #foamybubblylathery™️ surfactants with fluffy, creamy, elegant foam and lather, like its relative, sodium … Read more

Non-subscribers and $1, $3, and $5 subscribers! Check out the new e-zine – Learning to formulate: Creating less greasy lotions

PLEASE NOTE: If you’re a $10 subscriber and want to download the coupon for the e-zine, please visit this post to obtain your coupon code. That is the only place you can find the coupon code.  Since I’m calling this Learn to Formulate February, it only seemed appropriate that we should continue this theme into … Read more

Controversy: Are hydrogenated oils bad for your skin? Part three – “26 seconds for something to absorb into your skin”

On Monday, we took a look at hydrogenation, whether it can turn an oil into a trans fat, some naturally occurring trans fats, and, finally, if hydrogenated thingies are bad for our skin, and on Tuesday, we took a look at the molecular structure of oils and plastics. Today, let’s move on to the second … Read more

Controversy: Are hydrogenated oils bad for your skin? Part two – the molecular structure of hydrogenated oils

Yesterday, we took a look at hydrogenation, whether it can turn an oil into a trans fat, some naturally occurring trans fats, and, finally, if hydrogenated thingies are bad for our skin. Today, let’s take a look at the molecular structure of oils and plastics. Let’s recall the paragraph that started this tirade…I mean, chemistry … Read more