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     2  ~ 2014 may 16glyceryl stearate potassium stearatePoint of Interest!: Tuesday Wonderings: Is glyceryl stearate an all-in Actually, glyceryl stearate SE is often a mix of glyceryl stearate and potassium stearate that is self emulsifying. For some reason, the potassium ...
     2  ~ 2014 mar 30liquid germall plusPoint of Interest!: Preservatives: Liquid Germall PlusIf you've read this blog for any length of time, you'll know that my preservative of choice is liquid Germall Plus . It contains propylene glycol ...
     3  -1 2014 jul 01point of interestPoint of Interest !Raymond and I are going camping at Farragut State Park near Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, until Thursday. I will be checking my e-mail when we get ... ‎Hair care! - ‎Basic lotion making - ‎Emollients - oils, butters & esters - ‎Preservatives
     3  +91 2014 may 08helping hands lotion recipePoint of Interest!: Duplicating products: Lush's Dream CreamUsing the basic lotion making instructions for this product. ... If you are writing to me for help on a recipe , please include your recipe and ...
     3  +3 2014 may 08moroccan oil ingredientsPoint of Interest!: Moroccanoil products!Moroccanoil ingredient list: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Butylphenyl, MethylPropional, Argania Spinoza Kernal Oil ...
     3  -1 2014 mar 29point of interestsThe 1% cut off doesn't mean that anything under this point is insignificant! There are so many ingredients that work amazingly well at 0.5% ...
     3  +1 2014 mar 28phytokeratin for hairPoint of Interest!: Fun with phytokeratinI don't use it in my hair care products because I find anything with low molecular weight - phytokeratin and silk - tends to make my hair frizz out, ...
     4  ~ 2014 may 31decyl glucosidePoint of Interest!: Using decyl glucoside in our products: What is it?There's an increased interest in using decyl glucoside as a surfactant because of its reputation for being gentle to mild and because it's ...
     4  +6 2014 apr 02cetearyl olivate sorbitan olivatePoint of Interest!: Duplicating products: Boots Organic Rich Body ButterCetearyl Olivate (Source Olive Oil): Combined with sorbitan olivate , this makes up Olivem 1000 emulsifier. (Click here for the data sheet or here ...
     4  +97 2014 apr 01poi point of interestBlueberries are my favourite fruit - I can eat them by the handful in the summer until my tongue and lips are purple and we freeze over 20 ...
     5  ~ 2014 may 06sodium cocoyl isethionatePoint of Interest!: A few notes on SCI ( sodium cocoyl isethionate )Some SCI has an INCI of sodium cocoyl isethionate and some has an INCI of sodium cocoyl isethionate (and) stearic acid. This means stearic ...
     5  -3 2014 mar 23heating squalene for lotionPoint of Interest!: Squalene vs. squalaneThis is a squalene molecule - note the "-ene" at the end indicating it ... Squalane and fractionated coconut oil in a lotion will give you an  ...
     6  +2 2014 may 17ferulic acid oilPoint of Interest!: Why did I buy that? Ferulic acidI did read somewhere that ferulic acid can help stimulate hair growth, but I ... the product you buy from Lotioncrafter is derived from rice bran oil ), ...
     6  +1 2014 may 13coco glucoside shampooPoint of Interest!: Shampoo : Formulating a regular shampooA regular shampoo is intended to be used every 3 or 4 days, as opposed to the daily use shampoo .... Coco glucoside and glyceryl oleate
     6  +2 2014 may 08glyceryl stearate seActually, glyceryl stearate SE is often a mix of glyceryl stearate and potassium stearate that is self emulsifying. For some reason, the potassium ...
     6  +19 2014 apr 16scent review boardPoint of Interest!: An (possible) update on the Dish forumI visited the Soap Scent Review Board where you can find a section on the Dish forum, and it sounds like the Dish has been infected by some ...
     6  ~ 2014 apr 12lotion bar containersPoint of Interest!: Back to basics: Lotion bars - wrap-up and link-o I hope you've enjoyed this series of posts on lotion bars . ... Packaging your lotion bars - You can use tins or containers , but consider using ...
     7  +1 2014 jun 13sea kelp biofermentPoint of Interest!: Cosmeceuticals: Sea kelp biofermentI've always loved the words " sea kelp " (say it fast) and even created a " therapeutic body wash" to go with the name. But what's the deal with sea  ...
     7  +2 2014 may 15low hlb emulsifierPoint of Interest!: HLB system: An introductionThe lower HLB valued emulsifiers are better in water in oil as they are more lipophilic; the higher valued HLB emulsifiers are more hydrophilic.
     7  +2 2014 may 10sodium methyl cocoyl tauratePoint of Interest!: Surfactants: Taurates (or taurides)For instance, the Herbarie carries Sodium methyl cocoyl taurate , which is found in a paste with 30 to 31.5% active ingredients. It can be used at ...
     7  +5 2014 apr 28cool ties patternPoint of Interest!: Sewing : Cool ties for summerSewing : Cool ties for summer. After a lot of rain and cooler days, we're coming into the heat of summer around here. I start getting ...
     7  -1 2014 mar 31hydrogenated castor oilPoint of Interest!: Ingredient: PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oilI've been meaning to find time to use my new container of PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil , but I haven't had time. But holiday time means free ...
     8  -1 2014 jun 16camellia sinensis inciPoint of Interest!: Camellia oilCamellia oil, known as "tea oil" or "tea seed oil" ( INCI : Camellia sinensis seed oil) , is a light, non-greasy, really affordable oil filled with oleic ...
     8  +8 2014 may 10make wen at homePoint of Interest!: Duplicating products: Cleansing conditionersIf we take a look at something like the Wen Mint Sweet Almond ... You can make a conditioner with behentrimonium methosulfate, cetyl alcohol, ...
     8  +19 2014 apr 15high shearing mixturePoint of Interest!: Physics Friday: ShearA high shear mixer will disperse one phase of our recipe into a phase into which it wouldn't normally avoid mixing . High shear mixers spin ...
     8  +1 2014 apr 06new directions conditioner basePoint of Interest!: Conditioner !New Directions : USA (they have a 1800 number) and ... to a conditioner , whereas cetrimonium bromide can be the base of the conditioner .
     8  +4 2014 mar 31alcohol as preservativesPoint of Interest!: E-mail question: Using alcohol as a preservativeI want to use products I know contain proven preservatives , and my skin couldn't handle that much alcohol in a leave in product. Alcohol is ...
     8  +4 2014 mar 30germall plus msdsPoint of Interest!: Liquid Germall Plus in spray formulations(This MSDS that indicates that Liquid Germall Plus is not a hazard for inhalation under "normal use conditions". What does that mean?).
     10  +4 2014 may 12lip balm sweetenerPoint of Interest!: Lip balms and lipsticks(If you want to make this a vegan friendly lip balm , use 10% ... Oils from cake or chocolate decorating shops), all of which are not sweetened .
     10  +4 2014 may 04moroccan oil product listPoint of Interest!: Moroccanoil products !And I'm reviewing these products because of your e-mails and comments. This is most definitely not advertising! Moroccanoil ingredient list : ...
     10  ~ 2014 apr 19lush dream creamSonja suggested that we take a look at Lush's Dream Cream as a possible product to duplicate, so let's review the ingredients. As usual, click ...
     10  +21 2014 apr 17soap and shampoo craftsPoint of Interest!: Why CP soap doesn't make a great shampoo .Shampoos are generally around pH 6.0, whereas soaps tend to the ..... bring some supplies, so check when you register for the craft groups.
     10  +15 2014 apr 17tins for lotion barsI hope you've enjoyed this series of posts on lotion bars . ... Packaging your lotion bars - You can use tins or containers, but consider using ...
     10  +26 2014 mar 31hair creme rinsePoint of Interest!: Conditioners: Cream rinsesA cream rinse is basically a detangler that should eliminate fly-aways (reduce static charge), and give our hair a smooth feeling. A conditioner ...
     10  +18 2014 mar 27natural liquid soap thickenerPoint of Interest!: Weekend Wonderings: Thickening a liquid soap Crothix won't work with liquid soap as it needs a pH range of 5.0 to 9.0, and castille soap has a pH of about 10. ... As a quick aside, I just picked up this thickener from Voyageur Soap & Candle, ..... LisaLise - Natural Skin Care.
     12  +55 2014 jul 01matcha in cosmeticsPoint of Interest!: Question: Can you use green tea powder in lotion Join Susan as she obsesses about cosmetic chemistry and other things (some ... In this post, Aicha asks: I love matcha green tea powder!
     12  +1 2014 jun 09homemade wenIf we take a look at something like the Wen Mint Sweet Almond Cleansing Conditioner (I've analyzed this product in more detail in this post), ...
     12  +5 2014 may 24macadamia nut bacteriaPoint of Interest!: Macadamia nut oilMacadamia nut oil contains catechins, which behave as free radical scavengers and anti-oxidants, and may act as anti- bacterial agents.
     12  +7 2014 may 13emulsifying wax nfPoint of Interest!: Emulsifying systems: E- wax , Polawax , and BTMS-50Having said this, I find emulsifying wax NF is not as reliable as I would like, and I tend to use it only in anhydrous scrubs or bars in which I want ...
     13  +19 2014 may 04lecithin produced which emulsionPoint of Interest!: Question: How to use lecithin as the emulsifier in The short answer is this: If you want to use lecithin as an emulsifier in ... Beginners who have never made lotion should not start out with the ...
     13  -4 2014 mar 23deva care low-pooPoint of Interest!: Duplicating post: Deva Care's Low Poo No Fade Duplicating post: Deva Care's Low Poo No Fade Shampoo. I have to start this post off with two points of interest. One, I can't get onto the site for  ...
     14  +87 2014 jul 01glycerin shadow basePoint of Interest!: Pressing eye shadows : Liquid binders I've seen both alcohol and glycerin suggested as binding agents. ... try to press it based on the videos I've seen (and I don't have any alcohol, ...
     14  -2 2014 jun 11honeyquat vs honeyPoint of Interest!: Honeyquat in skin care productsHoneyquat is best used at 5% or lower in your creations, although I do prefer 2 to 3%. You can include it in body washes and toners (see ...
     14  +2 2014 may 30caprylPoint of Interest!: Solubilizers: Caprylyl/ capryl glucosideCaprylyl/ capryl glucoside (aka octyl/decyl glucoside or C8-10 alkyl polyglucoside ) is an Ecocert non-ionic solubilizer with a pH of 5.5 to 6 that ...
     14  -2 2014 may 01beta glucan and skincarePoint of Interest!: Cosmeceuticals: Beta glucanBeta glucan is a soluble fibre derived from the cell walls of plants like oat, barley, and reishi mushrooms or from ..... LisaLise - Natural Skin Care .
     15  +86 2014 apr 06product build upPoint of Interest!: Chemistry of your hair: What the heck is build - up ?It is also generally understood to take more than one usage of the ingredient or product to cause build - up , although it can happen (theoretically) ...
     15  +32 2014 mar 26lush hand creamSonja suggested that we take a look at Lush's Dream Cream as a ... Using this in combination with stearic acid will emulsify your lotions , but it ...
     15  +18 2014 mar 25msm for skinPoint of Interest!: Cosmeceuticals: MSM ( methylsulfonylmethane )I wrote about MSM on February 25, 2010, but I thought I'd do an update. The new ... Its main use is in the treatment of acne or really oily skin .
     16  -5 2014 jun 03panthenol for hairPoint of Interest!: Better crafting through chemistry: PanthenolPanthenol for hair care products is a fantastic addition at 2% to 5%. It builds a thin moisture film on the surface of your hair (film former) and ...
     16  +27 2014 may 11moroccanoil hydrating mask ingredientsThe first three ingredients are silicones, so it's little surprise it's good for ... Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask Ingredients : Water, Cetyl ...
     16  +22 2014 may 06essential oils heatingPoint of Interest!: Heating , holding, freezing, and thawing our Hi Susan I have a question, when you say exotic oil, do you mean Essential oils ? I keep being told not to heat the later when making my lotions.
     16  ~ 2014 apr 28back to basics shampooPoint of Interest!: Back to the very basics : ShampooBack to the very basics : Shampoo . One of the most popular sections of this blog are the hair care products, so I thought we should spend a few ...
     17  +1 2014 jun 05cetearyl alcoholPoint of Interest!: An aside... cetearyl alcoholCetearyl alcohol (also known as cetostearyl alcohol and cetylstearyl alcohol) is a blend of cetyl and stearyl alcohols that we can use at up to ...
     17  +4 2014 may 28hydrolyzed silk proteinPoint of Interest!: Conditioners: Using hydrolyzed proteinsI love using hydrolyzed proteins in my products for skin and hair. They act .... Are " silk amino acids" the same as " hydrolyzed silk protein ?" And if ...
     17  +34 2014 may 03yellow camphor oilPoint of Interest!: Essential oils : White camphor or camphor white The camphor essential oil we find at our suppliers tends to be white ... other essential oils - brown (80% safrole content) and yellow (10 to 20% ...
     17  +3 2014 may 01kukui nut oilPoint of Interest!: Kukui nut oilKukui nut oil (INCI: Aleurites moluccana seed oil) is derived from the kukui nut or candlenut and produces a light, clear yellow liquid with little ...
     17  +15 2014 mar 25msm and skinI wrote about MSM on February 25, 2010, but I thought I'd do an update. The new ... Its main use is in the treatment of acne or really oily skin .
     18  +26 2014 jun 08bifida ferment lysatePoint of Interest!: Cosmeceutical: Revital-EyesThe study used 5% Bifida ferment lysate in water. Reactive skin was noted as having a "marked sensitivity to physical (heat, cold, wind) or ...
     18  +19 2014 may 31neutrogena body oilPoint of Interest!: Duplicating products: Neutrogena's Body OilSomeone suggested Neutrogena's Body Oil for a duplication, so let's take a look at it! Ingredients: Isopropyl Myristate, Sesame (Sesamum ...
     18  ~ 2014 may 21chamomile extractPoint of Interest!: Chamomile extractWe find chamomile extract in two forms - hydrophilic in the form of the powdered extract and hydrosol, lipophilic in the form of the essential oil.
     18  ~ 2014 may 15mineral makeup with micaPoint of Interest!: Mineral - make up ingredients: Sericite micaMineral make-up used to be made with a talc as the primary filler (more about talc soon!), and you'll still find quite a few huge companies using ...
     18  +27 2014 apr 12beta hydroxy acidsPoint of Interest!: Salicylic acid or beta - hydroxy acidSalicylic acid or beta - hydroxy acid . Sorry, the post for formulating with chrysanthemum extract got lost somewhere, and I don't have time to ...
     18  +23 2014 apr 11hair conditioner recipePoint of Interest!: Hair care!Coconut oil in hair products with a dry hair conditioner recipe . Coconut oil in a ... Modifying the recipes for cetrimonium bromide based conditioners · Leave in ...
     18  +2 2014 apr 08beta-glucan in face creamsBeta Glucan sounds pretty good , but if hydrolyzed Oat protein has .... as my base recipes for lotions, creams , body butters, and moisturizers!
     19  ~ 2014 may 02what is sebumPoint of Interest!: Chemistry of skin: SebumAs you can see from this picture, sebaceous glands are located in the hair follicles of our body. The sebum is secreted here, then attach to the ...
     19  +37 2014 apr 30chamomile flower extractChamazulene (or chamazulen) is a flavonoid that gives chamomile its yellow colour. It is extracted from the flower as a deep blue oil - it's part of ...
     19  +26 2014 apr 13xantham gum mixing companyPoint of Interest!: Thickeners: Xanthan gumOn the topic of xanthan gum , I used xanthan gum mixed with ... If you run a business , please note that I do not have time to offer you free ...
     20  +2 2014 may 21butylene glycolPoint of Interest!: Humectants: Dipropylene glycol & butylene glycolButylene glycol (1,3-butanediol or 2,3-butanediol) is related to the other glycols in that it is also a polyol or polyalcohol (as indicated by those ...
     20  +32 2014 may 17papaya extract for hairPoint of Interest!: Papaya extractAs it seems with every extract , papaya is a good anti-oxidant, and contains Vitamins A, B, ..... Hair Care Products: Shampoos & Conditioners.
     20  -2 2014 may 08cosmetic grade mineral oilPoint of Interest!: Much maligned ingredients: Mineral oil (part 1)A quick note - There are a number of grades of mineral oil . The two most common are industrial grade and cosmetic grade . These are vastly ...
     21  +3 2014 jul 02camellia seed oilCamellia oil, known as "tea oil" or "tea seed oil " (INCI: Camellia sinensis seed oil ) , is a light, non-greasy, really affordable oil filled with oleic ...
     21  +56 2014 jun 07ebook creation for newbiePoint of Interest!: Newbie links!Welcome to the blog and welcome to the wonderful world of making your own .... This 224 page e-book is perfect for those of you familiar with lotion making and ...
     21  +8 2014 may 07sodium lauryl ether sulfatePoint of Interest!: Surfactants: Alkyl ether sulfatesAlkyl ether sulfates - like sodium laureth sulfate ( SLeS ) - have good foam stability in hard water, good skin tolerance (less irritation), and are ...
     21  -5 2014 apr 29beta glucan skinIt's thought that beta glucan works to stimulate and activate macrophages in our skin as well as promoting the protective qualities of our ...
     21  -12 2014 apr 23fresh brown sugarPoint of Interest!: What makes people think Fresh Brown Sugar Body I stumbled upon this scrub, Fresh Brown Sugar Polish through Sephora.com, while reading the newspaper this morning. At $65, it claims to be ...
     22  +52 2014 jun 01ebok creation for newbie
     22  +2 2014 may 03how to measure phPoint of Interest!: Chemistry Thursday: How to measure pH ?This is one of the reasons we don't tend to measure the pH of our lotions that much, unless we're adding things like AHAs, salicylic acid, ...
     22  +35 2014 may 02ph of skinPoint of Interest!: Chemistry of our skin : pH of our skinI've found such an assortment of really interesting papers on the pH of our skin , I had to share them with you! The writing in purple is the text ...
     22  +61 2014 apr 06learning lotion playPoint of Interest!: Learning to formulate: What kind of lotion do you Learning to formulate: What kind of lotion do you want to make? The first thing I ask ... I have to play hunt and seek. Yes, I am too impatiant and ...
     22  +16 2014 mar 30sodium lauryl ether sulphate
     23  ~ 2014 may 12witch hazel hydrosolPoint of Interest!: Witch hazel !I love the versatility of witch hazel hydrosol , thank you for your post. Do you know if using this hydrosol in a large batch of clay face mask, would ...
     23  +13 2014 apr 12recipe for hair conditioner
     23  +3 2014 apr 11squalene to squalane processSqualane has the same great qualities we find in squalene . .... to me for help on a recipe, please include your recipe and creation process .
     24  ~ 2014 may 29okplay monkey bath tubPoint of Interest!: Back to basics: Bath bombsAs a point of interest, this is where my bath and body creation
     24  +8 2014 may 09solid shampoo recipePoint of Interest!: Road trip essentials: Solid shampoo barI see this solid shampoo has some conditioning agents as well some ... If you are writing to me for help on a recipe , please include your recipe  ...
     24  +2 2014 mar 31clementine essential oil samaraPoint of Interest!: February 2011I didn't get a picture of Greg's fearsome Dalek or Samara's two shirts of
     25  ~ 2014 jun 09candle making blueberriesPoint of Interest!: Blueberry seed oilBlueberry oil contains quite a lot of phytosterols - 580 mg per 100 ..... body supplies (Abbotsford) · Voyageur - bath & body, candle making  ...
     25  -8 2014 may 08pink point oilPoint of Interest!: Duplicating products: Luster's Pink Light oil Luster's Pink Classic Light Oil Moisturizer Hair Lotion is specially re-formulated with essential vitamins - Provitamin B5 & Vitamin E - and natural ...
     25  +15 2014 apr 26lotion bar moldsChoosing your moulds - You can make lotion bars in various sizes from small to large. I like to use chocolate moulds and silicone ice cube trays ...
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