Q&A quickies! What do you use to colour your hair care bars? How can I preserve D’orientine well? Can we use Olivem 300 in place of polysorbate 80 in blooming bath oil? How do I eliminate bubbles in my lotion?

Sorry for falling behind on answering questions. I’m working on a ton of things for the blog right now, and this fell by the wayside. Let’s catch up on what you’ve been asking!  In the February Q&A, Donna asked: I’d like to put a color in my shampoo and conditioner bars to help differentiate between the…...

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Q&A: Creating liquid volumizing shampoo? Part two – choosing surfactants

In the November Q&A, Diana asked, I have a request from one of my customers for a volumizing shampoo. I usually make liquid shampoos for her, and she is very satisfied with my products but now she wants something that will lift her hair more. I wonder, does anyone make these shampoos? What ingredients should I look…...

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Q&A: Creating liquid volumizing shampoo? Part one…

In the November Q&A, Diana asked, I have a request from one of my customers for a volumizing shampoo. I usually make liquid shampoos for her, and she is very satisfied with my products but now she wants something that will lift her hair more. I wonder, does anyone make these shampoos? What ingredients should I look…...

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Q&A: Can we use Varisoft EQ 65 in a shampoo bar for fine hair? 

In the November Q&A, Sarah asked, Have you ever used Varisoft EQ 65 in a shampoo bar or conditioner bar? Is there any reason why it could not be used this way? Is there a pH concern for this ingredient? For a shampoo bar for fine hair (that I do not want to over-condition), could I replace…...

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