Learning to Formulate: Combining Oils e-Zine

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Adventures in Cosmetic Chemistry
Volume 3, 2020

by Susan Barclay Nichols
e-Zine (PDF, 1,700 KB)
73 pages

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One of the biggest changes Susan's made over the last five years is the analysis of sensory characteristics of the emollients she uses in her products, using this method to change the spreadability, cushion, lubricity, slip and glide, drag, and other properties to create everything from super heavy, greasy lotions that feel like they stay on my feet all night to light, airy body butters that seem to absorb in minutes. By getting to know how the the various oils, butters, esters, fatty acids, fatty alcohols, and silicones feel on her skin neat and in products, she can create pretty much any skin feel she wishes with a little tweaking.

In this huge 72 page e-zine, Susan's included formulas for body oils, whipped butters, lotion bars, lip balms, and lotions using six different emulsifiers, including some naturally compliant or ECOCert approved ones, like Natragem EW and Olivem 1000.

Susan's also included a number of sensory comparison charts for liquid oils and butters, and have included a blank chart for you to record your own observations, as well as my preservation comparison chart to make it easier for you to use the ingredients you prefer most.

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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