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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Members’ Q&A: Formulating a dry oil spray?

In the April Q&A, Laura asked: I’m wondering if there is a recipe on the site anywhere for a dry oil spray or if it’s simply Cyclomethicone with some fragrance oil in it? I did try searching but my words ‘dry oil’ only turn up things for dry skin, I can’t find an actual recipe so…...

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(Member exclusive) Potential duplication of Tatcha One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil (part one) (updated)

In the February 2018 duplicating post, Kathy FK asked if we could duplicate Tatcha One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil. Sure, we can give it a try! What does the company say about this product? “Begin with dry hands and a dry face. Apply 1-2 pumps into the palm of your hand and massage onto face, including…...

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(Member exclusive) Ingredient: Esters: Di-PPG-2 myeth-10 adipate (or Cromollient SCE)

Di-PPG-2 myeth-10 adipate (or Cromollient SCE) is a PPG ester we can use in just about every product we make, which is quite the claim! PPG esters are surfactants with a hydrophilic or water loving head and a lipophilic or fat loving tail, so they can bring together water and oil as a surfactant. They’re…...

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Membership exclusive Q&A: Working with potential replacements for panthenol in hair care products – esters and Neossance Hemisqualane

In this post, Patreon Q&A: What’s a good vegan replacement for panthenol?, Doris asked for some ideas for substitutions for panthenol as she was worried it wasn’t vegan. The versions I’ve been using are vegan, but it’s fun to think of other ingredients we might use in our products, so let’s take a look at…...

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(Member exclusive) Ingredient: Coco caprylate

We met this ingredient a few years ago, but I didn’t go into much detail, which is kind of weird as I often go into too much detail. Let’s take another look at coco caprylate.. Coco caprylate is an ester of “coconut alcohol, caprylic, and capric acid”, in other words, a fatty alcohol derived from coconuts…...

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