Organizing Oils by Fatty Acid Family

Organizing Oils by Fatty Acid Family

The world of oils is vast and varied, for that reason I am always trying to organize them in my mind, to help me know what to reach for when developing a new formula. I have several ways of studying the oils, but possibly the best way to organize them is by the...
Fatty Acid Families

Fatty Acid Families

We all come from families, fatty acids do too! These fatty acid families and associations are helpful when learning the differences. Fatty Acid Families of Oils carbon-chain Oils and fats fall into families characterized by the degree of saturation of the oils in the...
Fatty Acid Basics

Fatty Acid Basics

With fatty acids so much in the news, what are they? Some are even called essential, why are they called essential and where do you find them? Short answer, oil, all fatty oils are made up of carbon chains of varying lengths called fatty acids. These fatty acids can...
Quick Guide to Fixed Oils

Quick Guide to Fixed Oils

With so many carrier oils available, sometimes the hardest part of a project is finding the right one. When you want to go beyond the tried and true oils you’ve been using forever, what is the best way through the labyrinth of new plant oils on the market? There are...