Discussion: How do you clean up after a day of formulating?

In the post, Discussion: How do you sanitize your workspace before formulating, Sarah wondered: Does anyone here have a favorite grease-cutting cleanser/method for cleaning little glass bottles and jars? I’ve tried very hot water, dish detergent and d-Limonene, but it still took many round of cleaning and I still don’t think it’s enough…am I going to … Read moreDiscussion: How do you clean up after a day of formulating?

Discussion: How do you sanitize your workspace before formulating?

In the January 2018 Patreon Q&A post, Sima asked:  How do you sterilise your equipment such as pyrex jugs, beakers, spoons, spatulas, workbench etc before making a product? Can I start by saying I think it’s lovely that anyone would think I would know anything about being tidy given the state of my workshop? I … Read moreDiscussion: How do you sanitize your workspace before formulating?

Discussion: What small tip made a huge difference for you?

I’ve never been a very visual person, and making my products look nice is a massive struggle. But regardless, I want to add labels to things to make them look nice and tell whoever might use it what it’s all about. I remember reading a suggestion on the Dish forum to spray your container with alcohol … Read moreDiscussion: What small tip made a huge difference for you?

Q&A: Can you have a lotion fail by heating and holding two phases?

Quite a few of you have been sending me a link to this post, One Minute Technical Support – Lotion Problems, from The Sage. In it, they state that if you’ve had a lotion fail, it might be because: “You use phases – heating ingredients separately rather than dumping all ingredients into one bowl/heating vessel. … Read moreQ&A: Can you have a lotion fail by heating and holding two phases?