Cis and trans configurations
Mechanisms of rancidity
An in-depth look at anti-oxidants
Determining the shelf life of your lotions
Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA)
Conjugated linoleic and linolenic acids (CLA)
Fatty acids: What's up with them (part one)
Fatty acids: What's up with them (part two)
Fatty acids: What's up with them (part three)
Questions about oils
Can we use oils from the grocery store?
What's the difference between moisturizing and hydrating?
Can free fatty acids penetrate our skin?
Can oils penetrate our skin?
Polyphenols: More in-depth information
Polyphenols: Quercetin & rutin
Polyphenols: Caffeic acid & its derivatives
Polyphenols: Cinnamic acid
Polyphenols: Hydroxybenzoic acids
Apricot kernel oil
Fractionated coconut oil
Hemp seed oil
Macadamia nut oil
Meadowfoam seed oil
Rice bran oil
Soy bean oil
Sweet almond oil
Virgin coconut oil
Wheat germ oil
Blueberry seed oil
Carrot tissue oil
Chia seed oil - NEW!
Evening primrose oil
Kukui nut - part one
Kukui nut - part two
Pumpkin seed oil
Sea buckthorn oil
Updated post on squalane
Watermelon seed oil
The chemistry of esters
Spreadability, tackiness & greasiness
Esters & fragrances
What are PEG- esters?
What are PPG- esters?
Specific ester posts
C12-15 alkyl benzoate (aka EmEster or Crodamol AB)
Di-PPG-2 myeth-10 adipate (aka Cromollient SCE)
Glycol distearate (aka EZ Pearl)
PPG-2 myristyl ether propionate (aka Crodamol PMP)
PPG-3 benzyl ether myristate (aka Crodamol STS)
Super Sterol Esters (or C10-30 cholesterol esters)
Oil & butter related downloads (PDF)
Updated oil comparison charts - NEW!
Chemistry of oils
Chemistry of polyphenols
Other things you'll find in oils
Butter comparison chart
Butters - more detailed information (summary of posts)
Carrier oils - more detailed information - avocado to jojoba oil
Carrier oils - more detailed information - macadamia nut to wheat germ oil
Exotic oils - more detailed information
Formulating with exotic oils