Thursday, February 16, 2017

Updated oil comparison charts for download

I've finally amalgamated all the information I have on oils into one handy dandy little chart for download as a PDF file. I'll have this permanently linked in the side bar and in the emollients section of the blog.

I'm sad I have to say this out loud, but considering the recent plagiarism I've had to deal with, it's not okay to copy this chart and use it to make money by selling it as part of a book or in a class for which you're being paid. Please post a link to this page if you want to share it. Please don't post the chart to your own blog; please just post the link so people will visit here and not get the idea that you're the one who compiled it. Have I covered all the potential bases so it's really clear that it's not okay to make money from my work or make other people think it's your work? Wow, this makes me really sad that I have to write this here...

You can, by all means, use it as a reference or quote from it - that's what we all do every day, and citing one's sources is what we do every day as writers, at school or work. 

18 comments:

Leanne said...

THANK YOU! It's a pain to find sources for the fatty acid profiles, even on wholesale seller sites. It's like partial info. As soon as I finish commenting I'll be printing this up to keep handy.

Me said...

Please don't apologize for stating the accepted and intended use of your information.
I really appreciate the knowledge you share and use it only for myself to learn.
Don't let a few rotten eggs spoil the happiness that you get and give through your amazing knowledge and generosity :)

sasokisoaps said...

Thanks Susan, really helpful list! I reckon an interesting thing about Sunflower oil is that it is "non-comedogenic" - I am guessing that it is also to do with the fatty acid profile?
Best wishes,
Sarah

Gerlinde Seeley said...

Thank you so much for sharing so generously and of course accumulating the data, which must have taken you ages. This chart is ever so useful and helps me a lot formulating. It goes without saying that I would never copy content and use it as mine xx

Charlette said...

Thank you, Susan for this wonderful reference resource. Sometimes my mind is boggled by all of the choices we have--and figuring out which are the ingredients best for a particular formula?? Experimenting is fun--but not wasting expensive products by making unwise choices is even more fun!

Susan said...

Thank you for the updated list! I truly appreciate your blog, and all your hard work in putting together and sharing your charts. You're the best!!

Margarita said...

Thank you!
Margarita

Mike - Sweet Air Soapworks said...

Thanks Susan, excellent chart chock full of useful information!

Cara Hogervorst said...

Thank you so much Susan!! Your website has been invaluable in my learning about soap and body care product ingredients. I have posted links to your site on several soap making FB sites when people have asked about preservatives, lotion bars etc (people have all kinds of crazy ideas about not including preservatives!). You need to get full credit for all the work you do...thanks so much.

An aside...the area you live is certainly beautiful! Spent many, many years driving through on the way up north to Williams Lake and west out to the Tatla Lake area. BC is fabulous! :)

Cara

Lindy Young said...

Wow! I can't wait to seriously look at this. Why are you so nice to us? Thank yoU!

Happy Holly said...

Bless your Heart! Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge with us. You give me faith in humanity. Plaigerisers don't just make me sad, they make me mad. They prey upon kind people like yourself who would never even think of doing the dispicable things that what they do. Someday she /they will be judged by their creator and it won't be good.

Thanks again for sharing. I have bought one of your books through lotioncrafters. I am looking forward to purchasing another one soon. What a terrific reference.

Jemila Suleiman said...

Thank you susan for your generosity. you have been so helpful and I have learnt a lot from your blog. I could not find moringa and baobab oil among the list. Thanks all the same but please am looking forward to seeing a post on these two oils from you. Thanks

Laura Booras said...

This is wonderful! Definitely helps you figuring out why you add smaller amounts of certain oils than others..other than the price tag of some! I was also looking for Baobab oil and Abyssinian oil. Thanks!

K Bear said...

Thank you for sharing this free online, I am sorry to hear that someone is stealing your idea, people should know it is not right to do that. But somehow I can't open your link to the chart, it says error 404, does anyone else has this problem?

Ruth Indah Kristiani said...

Thank You for sharing this is so helpfull.

EDEN said...

Thank you for sharing this chart :) It's very useful!!!

Kate H said...

I've just requested access for the oil chart. I stumbled upon this website while searching for information on Decyl glucoside and I am blown away by how much information you have here! I have recently realized that my skin is more sensitive than I thought, which was causing my acne and redness, and have started reading ingredient lists on my skin care products. Learning about all the ingredients is a daunting task, but I will bookmark this site as another great source!

Susan Barclay-Nichols said...

Hi Kate! Welcome to the blog. I’m no longer offering any charts or tutorials as downloads. You can find posts a oit each oil I’ve used in the emollients section.

.http://swiftcraftymonkey.blogspot.com/2017/11/i-have-removed-all-charts-from-this-blog.html