Members’ Q&A: Tips or tricks for using glyceryl caprylate/caprate?

In the April Q&A, Kirsten asked: Hey here’s a question…have you played with glyceryl caprylate caprate? I am considering playing with it, and wondered if you had any insights, or “for the love of God…don’t do ——-” lol. I haven’t used this ingredient, so let’s take a look at some of the things I found out...

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Videos: Differences in thickening between Crothix and Ritathix DOE. 

We’ve been talking a bit about increasing viscosity over the last few days as we worked on a potential duplication for Bath & Body Works CocoShea Honey Shower Jelly (Member exclusive). I’ve been working with so many new thickeners over the last 2 years, and I’m getting it all together to finally share what I’ve been … Read more

One ingredient, five products: Stearic acid – conclusions and link round up

What have we learned about stearic acid this last week? 1. It’s a fatty acid derived from animal or vegetable sources. (Ask your supplier if this concerns you.) It’s found in almost all our butters and oils, and even in ourselves! 2. It’s oil soluble, meaning you can combine it with oils and butters well, … Read more

Ingredient: Using CaptexSBE/ButterEZ to reduce grains in your products

As I mentioned yesterday, one of the main applications of Captex SBE/ButterEZ (INCI Caprylic/capric/stearic triglycerides) is as a way of reducing grains in our butters. It’s simple to use it in this capacity, and once mixed up, you can use it as you would any butter. UNREFINED SHEA BUTTER WITH CAPTEX SBE/BUTTER EZ80% shea butter20% Captex … Read more

Why the heck did I buy this and what can I do with it? Captex SBE or ButterEZ

There’s nothing more frustrating than making a delicious body butter from some unrefined shea only to find out that it’s riddled with specks of what feels like sand and grit when you apply it. That’s where Captex SBE (aka Butter EZ – INCI Caprylic/capric/stearic triglyceries) saves the day! ButterEZ is a thick white butter composed … Read more