Member-to-member super happy wonderful sharing & caring post (November 2018)

Here’s the November member-to-member sharing and caring post an open post for you to share your thoughts, ask questions, share formulas, and generally connect with other people on this blog. One of the reasons I went with Disqus was to allow posts with pictures or videos or links of all sorts so we could share more with...

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Member-to-member super happy wonderful sharing & caring post (September 2018)

Last month, we tried little experiment in the form of the Member-to-member super happy wonderful sharing & caring post, an open post for you to share your thoughts, ask questions, share formulas, and generally connect with other people on this blog. I’m pleased to say it was a rousing success! So I present this post...

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Member-to-member super happy wonderful sharing & caring post (August 2018)

In the August Q&A, Marta suggested, Would you be interested in one post each month for members to post recipes, give feedback, and ask questions of each other? We’re a civil bunch here. I have developed some recipes that I adore and would love to see what other people have come up with. No one...

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Q&A: Why do people use apple cider vinegar rinse after washing with alkaline products? Why not just make the shampoo bars with very low pH? (Tons of information about hair chemistry and shampoo bars…)

In the July Q&A post, I live in an area with very hard water, and I’ve heard that could cause a problem when using shampoo bars. I’ve also heard about apple cider vinegar rinse, which does not sound too pleasant to me. Would you shine more light on this? Does the vinegar rinse work because of...

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Hey $10 subscribers! The new e-zine – Surfactants: Making Foaming Facial Cleansers – is here! 

Every month I say the e-zine’ll be smaller, and every month I’m wrong. This month’s e-zine – Surfactants: Making Foaming Facial Cleansers – is 55 pages, 16,346 words, and 22 formulas long! I hope you love this topic as much as I do! I’ve created formulas for different skin types, and included tons of information so...

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Let’s formulate: Chamomile & aloe botanical summer time body butter (oil phase)

I really hate summer so very very much. I have rosacea, so my cheeks are always burning and now my eyes get very dry to the point where my contacts fall out on their own. It’s humid as heck where I live, and my skin always feels dry and tight and awful. I need something...

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Subscribers’ exclusive: Potential duplication for Perfectly Gentle shampoo from The Honest Company (part five)

We made it! We have a few more things to think about, then it’s formula time! To recap – part one, part two, part three, and part four – but the most important parts of this product are the surfactants, those bubbly, lathery, foamy things that make the shampoo do its magic! Water (Aqua), Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine,...

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Subscribers’ exclusive: Potential duplication for Perfectly Gentle shampoo from The Honest Company (part four)

We’ve been having some fun analyzing the ingredient list for this shampoo – part one, part two, and part three – but the most important parts of this product are the surfactants, those bubbly, lathery, foamy things that make the shampoo do its magic! I think it would be easier to use a blend or...

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Subscribers’ exclusive: Potential duplication for Perfectly Gentle shampoo from The Honest Company (part three)

We’ve been having fun thinking about how we might duplicate the Perfectly Gentle shampoo from The Honest Company, so let’s keep going! Woo! We’ve obtained a complete ingredient list with INCI names and we’ve analyzed each ingredient. Click here for part one, and click here for part two. What do we have here, then? We have a...

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Subscribers’ exclusive: Potential duplication for Perfectly Gentle shampoo from The Honest Company (part two)

Yesterday, we started our review of the ingredient list for The Honest Company Perfectly Gentle Shampoo. Let’s continue! Water (Aqua), Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Extract, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Chamomilla...

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