Member exclusive Q&A: Do we need to adjust the pH of conditioners we make?

In the December Q&A, Camirra asked: I have a question about needing to adjust the pH of conditoners that are made with Incroquat BTMS-50, BTMS-25 or behentrimonium chloride. I read previously on your blog that conditoners made with this ingredient dont need to be pH adjusted. I read on your post that hair products need to...

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Member exclusive Q&A: Trouble shooting a Simulgreen 18-2 lotion

In the December Q&A on Patreon, Lesley asked: Hi Susan, just made a facial lotion with Simulgreen 18-2 and some of the oil keeps separating, only a portion. Did I not use enough? I did heat and hold for 20 minutes, mixed with a stick blender for a minute or 2, then I let it...

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Duplication of Oilless Oil™ Purified Squalane Treatment by Peter Thomas Roth

I thought I’d share my duplication of Oilless Oil™ Purified Squalane Treatment by Peter Thomas Roth with you. Buy some squalane. Put it in a bottle with a dropper, if you wish. You’re done. Yep, it’s 100% squalane in that pretty little bottle, and they’re charging you $31.22 for 1 ounce or 30 ml. I … Read more

Member exclusive Q&A: What can I do with hydrogenated butters?

In the December Q&A on Patreon, Connie asked: I am back in my crafting space and trying to figure out why I bought some of the ingredients on my workbench.  Like rosehip butter and coffee butter……what on earth do I want to use them for? and why did I buy them lol…..I have not seen...

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Member exclusive Q&A: Can we use Dead Sea salts in our lotions?

In the December Q&A post, Ana asked: Is it possible to dissolve Dead Sea salt in water and use that water in the aqueous phase to make a cream or lotion?  Yes, and no. According to this MSDS, you could dissolve up to 60 grams Dead Sea salts in 100 ml or 100 grams water at...

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