INGREDIENTS · Surfactancts

Scratching the Surface with Surfactants: SCI, SLSA, SCS

If you want to get to know Polysorbates then Scratching the Surface with Surfactants: Polysorbates 20, 60, 80 is going to be very useful to you. Today, I would like to dive into the world of solid and powdered surfactants. Knowing your ingredients, what they do, how they perform, how they play with other ingredients is… Continue reading Scratching the Surface with Surfactants: SCI, SLSA, SCS

General · INGREDIENTS · Surfactancts

Scratching the Surface with Surfactants: Polysorbates 20, 60, 80

I get questions about Polysorbate 80 (Tween 80) all the time! So I decided to write a short post and answer the most common questions about this ingredient. Tween™ 80 is an oil-in-water co-emulsifier for use in skincare, haircare, and decorative cosmetics. It is based on Oleic Acid. This grade is ideal for emulsions whose… Continue reading Scratching the Surface with Surfactants: Polysorbates 20, 60, 80

INGREDIENTS · Preservatives

Things about Preservatives in Simple Terms

We add preservatives to prevent bacteria, molds, fungi, or yeast from growing in our products. You don't want to spend all of your precious ingredients and time on making a beautiful hair mask just to find it grow all kinds of nasty things a few weeks later. Emulsified Body Butter If you're a beginner all… Continue reading Things about Preservatives in Simple Terms

Software

Using Airtable to Track Your Supplies and Sales. My Organizing System

If you're starting your journey into the world of homemade cosmetics you might find yourself overwhelmed with loads of information: recipes, tips, suppliers, equipment, ingredients, prices, packaging are going to come shooting right at you from every corner. In this situation not losing your mind trying to keep track of everything you see and hear… Continue reading Using Airtable to Track Your Supplies and Sales. My Organizing System

Colorants

The Simple Guide to Coloring Your Bath Bombs

We all want our bath bombs to draw attention, and that's why we create icings, frostings, add colored salts, dried flowers, sugar sprinkles, glitter, etc. But the question I get asked the most is "What colorants can I use for my bath bombs?". The thing is, there is not just an answer to this question… Continue reading The Simple Guide to Coloring Your Bath Bombs