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     1  +1 2014 sep 07glyceryl 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  +1 2014 oct 02point of interestPoint of Interest !But if you want to have a fluffy emulsified scrub that won't melt in the heat, then you'll definitely want to stay away from the low melting point  ... ‎Hair care! - ‎If you're new to lotion making... - ‎Emollients - oils, butters & esters - ‎Gels
     2  ~ 2014 aug 26interest for hair growPoint of Interest !: Chemistry of your hair : Follicles & growth cyclesWe have about 150,000 hairs on our scalps - about the same for men and women - and our hair grows about 0.3 to 0.5 mm per day or 1 cm per ...
     2  ~ 2014 jul 22liquid 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 ...
     2  +1 2014 jul 21phytokeratin 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, ...
     3  +23 2014 aug 04sapphire blue soapPoint of Interest!: Where to get supplies in Canada!Voyageur Soap & Candle (Surrey, B.C.) - I love this place! They have a .... I had a couple of bad experiences with Sapphire Blue as well. Once i ...
     3  +2 2014 jul 16heating squalene for lotionPoint of Interest!: Squalene vs. squalaneSqualene is a vital part of cholesterol, steroid, and Vitamin D synthesis in ... Squalane and fractionated coconut oil in a lotion will give you an ...
     5  +1 2014 sep 08ferulic 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 ), ...
     5  -1 2014 jul 25cetearyl 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 ...
     6  -2 2014 sep 22decyl 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 ...
     6  ~ 2014 sep 03coco 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  +1 2014 aug 19cool 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 ...
     6  +2 2014 jul 30new 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 .
     7  ~ 2014 sep 06low 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  -1 2014 aug 08scent 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 ...
     7  ~ 2014 jul 23hydrogenated 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  +13 2014 aug 15fresh 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 ...
     8  +2 2014 aug 10soap 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.
     8  -5 2014 jul 22point of interestsFeel free to use any containers you like. Because they contain no water, you can use metal or plastic containers. I love lip balm tubes as they ...
     8  +2 2014 jul 19natural liquid soap thickenerPoint of Interest!: Weekend Wonderings: Thickening a liquid soap Weekend Wonderings: Thickening a liquid soap with Crothix, a new ... If I am using all natural products and crothix how should I formulate?
     9  -3 2014 aug 28glyceryl stearate seActually, glyceryl stearate SE is often a mix of glyceryl stearate and potassium stearate that is self emulsifying. For some reason, the potassium ...
     10  +4 2014 sep 28honeyquat 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 ...
     10  ~ 2014 sep 02lip 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  +56 2014 jul 30anionic nonionic surfactantPoint of Interest!: Fun with chemistry: Anionic , cationic, and non-ionicAnionic , cationic, and non-ionic refer to the charge on the ingredient in ... Most of our foaming, bubbling surfactants are anionic or negatively ...
     10  +14 2014 jul 24clementine essential oil samaraPoint of Interest!: February 2011I didn't get a picture of Greg's fearsome Dalek or Samara's two shirts of
     10  ~ 2014 jul 24hair 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 ...
     11  -4 2014 sep 28sea 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  ...
     11  +1 2014 sep 26homemade wenPoint of Interest!: Duplicating products: Cleansing conditionersIf we take a look at something like the Wen Mint Sweet Almond
     11  +7 2014 sep 25bifida 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 ...
     11  -6 2014 aug 27sodium 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 ...
     11  +8 2014 aug 23what 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 ...
     11  -1 2014 aug 11lush dream creamPoint of Interest!: Duplicating products: Lush's 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 ...
     12  -9 2014 aug 30moroccan oil ingredientsPoint of Interest!: Moroccanoil products!Moroccanoil ingredient list: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Butylphenyl, MethylPropional, Argania Spinoza Kernal Oil ...
     12  +60 2014 jul 21sodium stearoyl glutamatePoint of Interest!: Duplicating products: Trilogy gentle face exfoliantI think we could leave out the sodium stearoyl glutamate (as I have no idea where to find this) and the two emulsifiers and use something like ...
     13  +8 2014 oct 03camellia seed oilPoint 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 ...
     13  -5 2014 sep 29camellia sinensis inciCamellia 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 ...
     13  -5 2014 sep 01make wen at homeIf we take a look at something like the Wen Mint Sweet Almond ... You can make a conditioner with behentrimonium methosulfate, cetyl alcohol, ...
     13  +3 2014 sep 01moroccanoil hydrating mask ingredientsThe first three ingredients are silicones, so it's little surprise it's good for ... Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask Ingredients : Water, Cetyl ...
     13  +4 2014 aug 25yellow 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% ...
     13  -3 2014 aug 10tins for lotion barsPoint 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 ...
     13  -7 2014 aug 04lotion bar containersPoint of Interest!: Back to basics: Lotion bars - the basic recipe!We can wrap them in foil or cellophane, package them in adorable tins, or put them in lip balm or deodorant containers . I love lotion bars for the ...
     13  +31 2014 jul 17freezing point of oilsPoint of Interest!: Heating, holding, freezing , and thawing our Tara asked in this post: Is there some validity in the point that it is the CHANGES in temperatures that help to destroy our oils ? I like to freeze  ...
     14  -2 2014 oct 02matcha 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!
     14  +3 2014 sep 19hydrolyzed silk proteinSilk proteins - Point of Interest!For something like hydrolyzed silk proteins or hydrolyzed silk peptides, you can use 0.2% to 3% in your creations. The powdered silk is fantastic ...
     16  -2 2014 sep 21caprylPoint 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 ...
     16  -4 2014 sep 15macadamia 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.
     16  -8 2014 aug 07high shearing mixturePoint of Interest!: Physics Friday: ShearAnd a high shear mixer is one that "disperses, or transports, one phase or ingredient (liquid, solid, gas) into a main continuous phase (liquid), ...
     16  -8 2014 jul 22germall 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?).
     17  -1 2014 sep 24panthenol 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 ...
     18  +25 2014 sep 05cetyl alcoholPoint of Interest!: Better crafting through chemistry: Cetyl alcoholCompare the cetyl alcohol molecule to the stearic acid molecule. It has 16 carbons (stearic has 18) and it has an OH (oxygen-hydrogen or ...
     18  -11 2014 aug 31sodium 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 ...
     19  -5 2014 oct 02glycerin 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, ...
     19  +5 2014 sep 20okplay monkey bath tubPoint of Interest!: Back to basics: Bath bombsBath bombs seem like a really simple concept - a little citric acid, a little
     19  +82 2014 sep 04skin care benefits polysorbatePoint of Interest!: Question: Polysorbate 20 vs. polysorbate 80Polysorbate 20 is a polyoxyethylene derivative of sorbitan ..... Hair Care Products: Shampoos & Conditioners. .... LisaLise - Natural Skin Care .
     19  -7 2014 sep 04emulsifying 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 ...
     19  -1 2014 jul 31beta-glucan in face creamsPoint of Interest!: Cosmeceuticals: Beta glucanBeta Glucan sounds pretty good , but if hydrolyzed Oat protein has .... as my base recipes for lotions, creams , body butters, and moisturizers!
     20  +32 2014 sep 11kiehls midnight recoveryPoint of Interest!: Duplicating products: Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Angelica suggested in this post (which is where you can post your ideas for duplicatable products) that we take a look at Kiehl's Midnight  ...
     20  +81 2014 sep 07tsd guar conditionerPoint of Interest!: Lotions: Is it a good recipe?And of course, check out the Soap Dish (link under my favourites to the .... and conditioner products, including a huge section on surfactants.
     20  +19 2014 aug 22sea kelp extract(I've used unfermented sea kelp extract and I found it very briny. Even my Clementine Cupcake fragrance oil couldn't save it - I just had fishy ...
     21  -3 2014 sep 22neutrogena 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 ...
     21  +2 2014 sep 03witch 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 ...
     21  -5 2014 aug 19back 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 ...
     21  ~ 2014 jul 26corn flour comedogenicPoint of Interest!: Mineral make-up ingredients: The oil absorbers Unmodified starches are inexpensive - I know corn starch and tapioca ... in mineral makeup), is it true that it can cause acne or contribute to it?
     22  +3 2014 aug 29pink 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 ...
     22  -2 2014 aug 29cosmetic 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 ...
     22  +18 2014 aug 27beta hydroxy acidPoint 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 ...
     22  +18 2014 jul 24soap making supplies edmontonShe is a soap maker , and she also supports my youth groups with ... Creations from Eden ( Edmonton , Alberta) - Randi is working hard to get ...
     23  +7 2014 aug 30cuticle of hairPoint of Interest!: Chemistry of your hair : The hair strand - the cuticleThe cuticle is the part of the hair that probably concerns us the most on a day to day basis. When our hair emerges from our scalp, it has about 6 ...
     23  +5 2014 jul 31lush hand lotionSonja suggested that we take a look at Lush's Dream Cream as a ... We have an oil in water lotion that is likely very thick thanks to the cocoa butter, ..... Sugar Plum Fairies · Duplicating products: Jurlique's Rose Hand Cream -.
     24  +39 2014 oct 02points of interestBut if you want to have a fluffy emulsified scrub that won't melt in the heat, then you'll definitely want to stay away from the low melting point  ...
     24  -6 2014 sep 06mineral 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 ...
     24  ~ 2014 aug 25ascorbyl palmitate for neuropathyPoint of Interest!: Duplicating products: An introductionOctyl palmitate .... Disodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate , Tocopherol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, ...
     24  +1 2014 aug 18lotion bar moldsPoint of Interest!: Newbie Tuesday: Formulating lotion barsIf you're putting them in little tins, consider that the the little chocolate molds held about 12 grams, so you can make 8 of them! I love lotion bars , ...
     24  -1 2014 aug 03squalene 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 .
     25  -8 2014 aug 23kukui 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 ...
     25  +4 2014 aug 02surfactants for shampooPoint of Interest!: Surfactant based products, not including shampoo !This is the section for recipes on products you can make with surfactants that aren't shampoo ! If you want products that are shampoo , click here for the hair care ...
     25  ~ 2014 jul 29solid lotion barBut what is a lotion bar , exactly? These are generally solid -ish, anhydrous products made with oils, butters, and waxes. The basic recipe is ...
     25  -12 2014 jul 16deva 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 ...
     26  +11 2014 aug 30emulsifier wholesale uk cosmeticPoint of Interest!: Question about VE and MF emulsifiers So i am intrigued about the business of adding one emulsifier in fat phase and the other
     26  -16 2014 aug 25moroccan oil product listPoint of Interest!: Moroccanoil products !In this product , the argan oil is higher up the list , but it's still near or in the miscellaneous category. We wouldn't use silk amino acids above 2% ...
     26  ~ 2014 jul 22zinc castor oilPoint of Interest!: Zinc oxide creamA humectant would be very nice - castor acts as a humectant and we'll add a ... 20% oil or water soluble zinc oxide (add all the ingredients, and ...
     26  ~ 2014 jul 20comfrey oil benefitsPoint of Interest!: Arnica, calendula, and comfrey oilsI've written about comfrey extract in the past, so let's just go for a summary here. Comfrey oil contains caffeic acid - a powerful anti-oxidant and ...
     26  +3 2014 jul 19boots organic lotionAs Olivem 1000, it would be used at 3% to 8% in a lotion or cream. ... So let's take a look at a possible duplication of Boots Organic Rich Body ...
     27  +17 2014 aug 05soap making supplies sydneyPoint of Interest!: Where to get supplies in Australia/New Zealand?for soap ,lotion, shampoon etc making supplies and a fantastic recipe ... Barnes Products have stores in Sydney , Brisbane and Melbourne ...
     27  -5 2014 jul 23sodium lauryl ether sulphatePoint 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 ...
     28  +73 2014 jul 30monkey office an oxidPoint of Interest!: Heating, holding, freezing, and thawing our Yes, heat will increase the rate of oxidation of our oils, but only by a bit, ... in my freezing car after a week of snow days into my too warm office .
     29  -11 2014 sep 12chamomile 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.
     29  +42 2014 sep 06moroccanoil moisture repair shampooFinally, let's look at the Moroccanoil moisture repair shampoo . Water, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, ...
     29  -15 2014 aug 22beta glucan and skincareBeta glucan is a soluble fibre derived from the cell walls of plants like oat, barley, and reishi mushrooms or from ..... LisaLise - Natural Skin Care .
     30  -21 2014 aug 31hair care blogPoint of Interest!: Hair care !Things you'll find in hair care products - cationic quaternary compounds. ... It's no fun writing this blog if I don't get to hear from you, my amazing readers!
     30  -14 2014 aug 27essential oils heatingPoint of Interest!: Heating , holding, freezing, and thawing our Heat won't ruin our lovely oils because we aren't heating them up to a .... I know you said that we are not supposed to heat our essential oils but ...
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