Any suggestions for food in the Port Angeles and Seattle area?

We’re off on a camping trip tomorrow, so I turn to you for ideas for interesting meals! We’ll be cooking at the camp site, so suggestions for places to get good produce and things like cheese and bacon in the Port Angeles area would be most welcome. And if you have a suggestion for great … Read moreAny suggestions for food in the Port Angeles and Seattle area?

Question: Can we use regular e-wax in a conditioner?

In this post on Rita BTMS-225, Julie asks: Can you use regular e wax in a conditioner? I’d love to try one just to try it, but I don’t want to have to buy a different emulsifier I probably wouldn’t use much.  The short answer is no, you can’t use regular e-wax in a conditioner. And … Read moreQuestion: Can we use regular e-wax in a conditioner?

Why you don’t want to mix too much when using foamy & lathery surfactants!

When you’re making things like bubble bath, body wash, or shampoo, I encourage you to mix the product gently to avoid bubbles. Why? Because THIS happens! Two weeks later, and it still isn’t clear! And I didn’t think I mixed it THAT much! When we mix too much, we get bubbles. Not a bad thing … Read moreWhy you don’t want to mix too much when using foamy & lathery surfactants!

Experiments with Rita BTMS-225: My normal rinse off conditioner

I’ve been playing with Rita BTMS-225, a new conditioning emulsifier carried by Voyageur Soap & Candle. What do I think of it? In this post, Mychelle shared her experiences with Rita 225…I’ve been using the Rita BTMS 225 for a couple of months now and I really like it. As I predominantly used BTMS-25 from … Read moreExperiments with Rita BTMS-225: My normal rinse off conditioner

Question: How to measure small amounts of preservative?

In this post, Ellbie asks:  Can you at some time during this Newbie series talk about a good technique for weighing your preservative? Specifically Germall Plus liquid. I have the dangest time trying to figure an accurate means of weighing this viscous liquid out. I am a tween (not really a newbie and with enough knowledge … Read moreQuestion: How to measure small amounts of preservative?