I am a huge believer in transparency. This is why I list the artist/pattern designer and link to such on the pages that list wearable items. I think that if you CAN make it yourself, _and_ you WANT to, then who I am to make that difficult?

Whereas I cannot give you all of my recipes, what I can do is give you a list of the ingredients that I primarily use, and tell you where you can get those ingredients if you want to make things yourself.

The bonus here is two fold. Even if you don’t purchase say, a bath bomb, from me, you could potentially still help me order more ingredients for my obsession business, by ordering your own ingredients through my affiliate links posted below.

If nothing else, this list will familiarize you with the ingredients I use in my products and answer any questions you might have about those ingredients.

Again – transparency – If you purchase a product or service after clicking on an affiliate link in my posts I may receive a small commission from the sale. I will note whether or not the link is Informational or if it is Affiliate

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (or SCI): From TruthInAging.com (Info): Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate is a sodium salt ester, or a fatty acid derived from coconut oil. It is used in cosmetics and personal care products as a surfactant and is often seen in hair care products like shampoos because of its ability to help water to mix with oil and dirt, allowing them to be more easily rinsed away.

I use several versions of SCI – noodles (Affiliate) and powder/granular (Affiliate) .

Cocamidopropyl Betaine: From TruthInAging.com (Info): Cocamidopropyl betaine is a coconut derived foaming and cleansing agent considered a safe alternative to sulfates.

Good prices on Coco Betaine (Affiliate) .

BTMS 50 (or Behentrimonium Methosulfate): From MakeYourOwnBuzz.com (Affiliate): Behentrimonium Methosulfate 50, is a natural vegetable based, high active (50%) cationic conditioner and emulsifier. It offers the formulator efficient cationic conditioning with emulsifying properties for hair and skin formulations. The BTMS 50 is a vegetable based viscosity increaser and emulsion stabilizer.

BTMS 50 at MakeYourOwnBuzz.com (Affiliate) .

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (or SCI): From TruthInAging.com (Info): Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate is a sodium salt ester, or a fatty acid derived from coconut oil. It is used in cosmetics and personal care products as a surfactant and is often seen in hair care products like shampoos because of its ability to help water to mix with oil and dirt, allowing them to be more easily rinsed away.

I use several versions of SCI – noodles (Affiliate) and granular (Affiliate) .

Sodium Tallowate/Tallow – Manteca/Lard: Tallow and Lard are byproducts of the meat industry. They are generally considered a waste product by consumers and the industry itself. Fortunately, these find a second life in soap. As fats/oils that are most like our own skin, they provide nourishment that other fats/oils are not capable of producing on their own, all while honoring the animal that gave its life for meat by not tossing these substances out. Lard and Tallow each have other consumable uses.

 

Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate orĀ SLSA: From NaturesGardenCandles.com (Info): Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate is a surfactant that is derived 100% naturally. It comes from coconut oil and palm oil. It is also completely free of all sulfates

SLSA at MakeYourOwnBuzz.com (Affiliate).