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It’s here! It’s not easy being green, part two: Silicone substitutes is here! This almost 13,000 word e-zine is all about using silicone substitutes in place of ingredients like cyclomethicone and Dimethicone in your lotions, creams, and hair care products to make them more naturally compliant. We’re taking a look at using ingredients like Naturderm…...

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Certifying natural & organic products: ISO 16128

On Friday, April 12th, we took a look at The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil certification. On Saturday, April 13th, we took a look at at the ideas of “derived from”, minimally processed, and the use of sustainable resources. On Sunday, April 14th, we took a look at how easy it might be to be green…....

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Certifying natural & organic products: NATRUE

On Friday, April 12th, we took a look at The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil certification. On Saturday, April 13th, we took a look at at the ideas of “derived from”, minimally processed, and the use of sustainable resources. On Sunday, April 14th, we took a look at how easy it might be to be green…....

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Certifying natural & organic products: COSMOS

On Friday, April 12th, we took a look at The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil certification. On Saturday, April 13th, we took a look at at the ideas of “derived from”, minimally processed, and the use of sustainable resources. On Sunday, April 14th, we took a look at how easy it might be to be green…....

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Certifying natural & organic products: ECOCERT

On Friday, April 12th, we took a look at The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil certification. On Saturday, April 13th, we took a look at at the ideas of “derived from”, minimally processed, and the use of sustainable resources. On Sunday, April 14th, we took a look at how easy it might be to be green…....

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Adapting formulas to use ECOcert ingredients: Simulgreen 18-2 – using fatty alcohols (updated)

Originally posted to Patreon on Dec 7, 2017 at 4:59am I don’t think it’s any surprise that I really love this emulsifier, Simulgreen 18-2, given I’ve been formulating with it like crazy lately. I started working with it back in June 2015, and it’s become one of my favourites. Let’s see how we can use…...

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Adapting our formulas to use ECOcert ingredients: Olivem 1000

Originally posted to Patreon on Dec 9, 2017 at 6:00am Let’s continue our series on how to adapt our formulas to use more ECOcert ingredients by taking a look at how we might use Olivem 1000 in the potential duplication of Josie Maran Whipped Body Butter. Part one, defining our terms Part two, gelling agents…...

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Adapting formulas to use ECOcert ingredients: Montanov 68

Originally posted to Patreon on Dec 6, 2017 at 4:33am Let’s take a look at another emulsifier we could use to make this potential duplication of a Josie Maran Whipped Body Butter more ECOcert – Montanov 68. Part one, defining our terms Part two, gelling agents Part three, all-in-one emulsifiers Part four, creating an emulsifier…...

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Adapting formulas to use ECOcert ingredients: Natragem EW

Today, let’s take a look at adapting a formula using Natragem EW, an ECOcert Polawax substitute. This one’s kinda easy as we use it at the same levels we’d use Polawax. Figure out your oil phase, then use 25% of that. Part one, defining our terms Part two, gelling agents Part three, all-in-one emulsifiers Part four, creating…...

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Adapting formulas to use ECOcert ingredients: Ritamulse SCG

Originally posted to Patreon Dec 4, 2017 at 2:43pm I promised you this post on Sunday, but it went into the ether, and I lost all that work! Argh! But let’s try again! Part one, defining our terms Part two, gelling agents Part three, all-in-one emulsifiers Part four, creating an emulsifier using the HLB system…...

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