Combining Emollients to Win Friends and Influence People, Part 2 e-Zine

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Adventures in Cosmetic Chemistry, vol. 4, 2023

by Susan Barclay Nichols
e-Zine (PDF, 3.1 MB)
161 pages

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At 161 pages and over 50,000 words, this is my longest monthly e-book yet!

This month it’s all about viscosity and the impact it has on the sensory characteristics of our ingredients and final products. We’re taking a closer look at how the triglyceride profile of an oil or butter makes it feel the way it does, and how the melting points of these ingredients affect the viscosity of our products and the sensory characteristics.

You’ll find so much, never-before-seen information on oils and butters, including triglyceride profiles of all kinds, including apricot kernel, grapeseed, olive, evening primrose, and soy bean oils, and many butters, as well as melting profiles for our solid oils and butters.

We have a massive section on emollients that don’t contain triglycerides, like hydrocarbons and esters, and why they feel so much lighter and thinner than our natural oils.

There are more charts than you can imagine so you can learn everything you wanted to know about viscosity so you can make awesome, gorgeous, silky, slippery, smooth, non-greasy products that feel amazing on our skin.

All of this, plus a whopping 28 formulas for body oils, dry brushing oils, facial serums, and lotions? Wow!


    This e-Zine is published in English and is not available in any other languages.  This e-Zine is in PDF format and it is sent as a digital download.  It is not available in any other format and not available except as a digital download.

    About the author

    Susan Barclay Nichols lives in the Fraser Valley, B.C., Canada.  She stumbled upon a recipe for bath bombs and became obsessed with creating bath and body products. This is when her extreme interest in chemistry began. 

    In 2009, she started Point of Interest, a bath and body products blog to share her love of creating products. Her favorite hobbies – other than creating bath and body products – include sewing, trivia, criticizing and correcting people’s grammar and spelling, and striving to achieve expert status on bass in Rock Band 3. She lives with her wonderful husband, Raymond and their adorable dog, Sasja.

    Because of the downloadable nature of this product, e-zines and e-books are final sale, and therefore not eligible for a refund.


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