#alltheingredients: TKB Thickening clay – part five, versions 3 & 4

I’m doing my best to work with this new ingredient, TKB Trading’s Thickening Clay (INCI: Quaternium-90 Sepiolite (and) Quaternium-90 Montmorillonite). So far I’ve tried a few suggestions and formulas from TKB Trading that didn’t work out so well, and a formula that I tried mixing with high shear and with a toothpick. All of these attempts…...

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#alltheingredients: TKB Thickening clay – part four, version 2

I’m doing my best to work with this new ingredient, TKB Trading’s Thickening Clay (INCI: Quaternium-90 Sepiolite (and) Quaternium-90 Montmorillonite). So far I tried a few suggestions and formulas from TKB Trading that didn’t work out so well, and yesterday, I tried a formula I found online, which separated over time. VERSION 2 It was…...

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#alltheingredients: TKB Thickening clay – part three, version 1

The suggestion and recipes shared by TKB Trading for this thickening clay didn’t work for me, so I thought I’d go on a quest for other formulas I could try at home to succeed with this ingredient. I found a formula that called for fractionated coconut oil and isopropyl myristate (IPM) as the oils with 3%…...

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#alltheingredients: TKB Thickening clay (INCI: Quaternium-90 Sepiolite (and) Quaternium-90 Montmorillonite) – part two

Welcome back from the aside on polar oils and isododecane! Let’s take a look at working with this ingredient! To recap the series so far… Potential duplication of Tarte Frxxxtion Exfoliating Stick (part one) Practice your process: Choose the right preservative for the job #alltheingredients: Thickening clay (part one) Chemistry: What the heck are polar oils?…...

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An aside about Simulgreen 18-2 (emulsifier)

Originally posted to Patreon on Dec 11, 2016 at 9:39am If you joined us yesterday, you saw the first potential duplication recipe for this product using sorbitan stearate and polysorbate 60. In that post, I mentioned an emulsifier called Simulgreen 18-2 in the recipe, and I wanted to share a quick aside with you about using it…....

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Ingredient: LuxGlide or LexFeel silicone replacements

I’ve been working with these ingredients for a bit now, and I wanted to share them with you! We had great fun making products with them at Windy Point Soap Making Supplies in Calgary, and I wanted to share information about these ingredients before sharing a formula or two. As a note, there’s some misunderstanding…...

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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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What’s the suggested usage rate for cetrimonium chloride in leave on products?

I get this question all the time, so I thought I should write a post that’ll come up in searches for future reference… Cetrimonium chloride is a positively charged or cationic ingredient that acts as a good detangler by reducing combing forces, which reduces friction on our hair. We can use it as the main…...

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Ingredient: Moisture Plex Advanced (humectant)

I can’t believe I haven’t shared my thoughts about this ingredient from Formulator Sample Shop! I’ve used it a lot for years, especially in products where I didn’t want the stickiness of glycerin.  Moisture Plex Advanced from Formulator Sample Shop (INCI Glycerin & Water & Sodium PCA & Urea & Trehalose & Polyquaternium-51 & Sodium Hyaluronate). I’m…...

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Subscribers’ Q&A and Discussion: What’s the effective level of ingredients? And thought about using tiny amounts

Amber is on fire this week! In Potential duplication of L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Cream (part four), she shares: I have to agree with the rant about products that contain tiny bits of this and that. I always, always wonder what the effective level is of each ingredient? I know some things are very effective at very low…...

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