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Fatty Alcohols: Cetyl Alcohol & Cetearyl Alcohol

Fatty Alcohols: Cetyl Alcohol & Cetearyl Alcohol

Want to make your emulsion thicker, more creamy and stable?  Just add 1-2% of either:  cetyl alcohol (cetanol (1-hexadecanol C16)); stearyl alcohol (1-octadecanol C18); or cetostearyl alcohol (blend of C16 and C18). I’m a huge fan of these common higher alcohols.  I use them in 

DIY hand sanitizer – vital information

DIY hand sanitizer – vital information

Our very own Jane Barber was one interviewed for this informative article on DIY hand sanitizers by The Ecowell:  https://www.theecowell.com/blog/hand-sanitizer

Making conditioner with @labmuffinbeautyscience

Making conditioner with @labmuffinbeautyscience

Making conditioner with @labmuffinbeautyscience Join Jane and Michelle using one of Michelle’s favourite ingredients for hair conditioners: https://labmuffin.com/amodimethicone-my-new-favourite-hair-ingredient/ – video below

Natural Solubilizers: A Review

Natural Solubilizers: A Review

In this article we examine solubilizers, how to use them and review the performance of a selection of “natural” solubilizers. We are frequently asked how solubilizers differ from emulsifiers.  Solubilizers and high HLB emulsifiers are both surfactants which help disperse oils in water.  Solubilizers are more