Equipment review: HM Digital pH 200 pH meter

I bought this pH meter the summer of 2017 from Amazon.ca when my Jenco pH630 needed a new electrode and I needed a meter fast! The first one didn’t work, so the company replaced it with a new one very quickly, which was impressive. The HM Digital pH 200 is a pen type pH meter…...

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Equipment review: Apera pH 20 pH meter

This one has a cute feature: When you reach the pH measurement you want or when it’s done measuring, it gives you a little smiley face.  This pH meter has a glass electrode. It measures temperature – 0˚C to 50˚C, +/- 0.5˚C – and has automatic temperature compensation (ATC). It measures pH 0 to 14, but…...

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$10 subscribers! Check out this coupon for Voyageur Soap & Candle!

You know how much I love Voyageur Soap & Candle in Surrey, B.C., as it’s not only an awesome place to shop, but it’s my home base for classes. You can’t use the discount for those, but you can use it on everything else! I’m so excited about these candles I’ve been making with soy…...

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Acids, bases, and pH – oh my! Part five: What to look for in a meter

In part one of this series, we took a look at the chemistry of acids and bases. In part two, we took a look at how pH strips work. In part three, we reviewed some of the pH strips I’ve played with in my workshop. In part four, we looked at how to use a…...

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Acids, bases, and pH – oh my! A series on testing, measuring, and adjusting pH in our products. Creating a facial cleanser with decyl glucoside (part two – the formula!)

Thanks for joining me today to create this foaming facial cleanser with decyl glucoside, which we’ll then test with our pH meters and strips! I’m so excited to share this all with you, so let’s get right to the formula, then the process! Yay! If you’d like to catch up on all the posts in…...

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Acids, bases, and pH – oh my! A series on testing, measuring, and adjusting pH in our products. Creating a facial cleanser with decyl glucoside (part one)

This is a bonus formula I teach during my eco facial classes at Voyageur Soap & Candle to demonstrate the fun of testing and adjusting the pH of a cleanser. I call this one my sulfate-free, ECOcert foaming facial cleanser with decyl glucoside, which kinda describes it really well as it contains decyl glucoside as…...

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Acids, bases, and pH – oh my! Part four: Testing our products with pH meters

In part one of this series, we took a look at the chemistry of acids and bases. In part two, we took a look at how pH strips work. In part three, we reviewed some of the pH strips I’ve played with in my workshop. Today, let’s take a look at how to test our…...

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Acids, bases, and pH – oh my! An aside: Creating pH adjusting fluids

Posts in this series: Acids, bases, and pH – oh my! A series on testing, measuring, and adjusting pH in our products. Part one: The chemistry of acids & bases Part two: How do pH strips work? What’s a pH indicator? Part three: Reviewing pH strips I thought I’d written this up somewhere, but I…...

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Equipment review: Jenco pH610B pH meter

This one works with your smart phone using a free or paid app, and it has no screen! This one has a gel filled, single junction glass electrode, like most others. It can measure a pH range of 0 to 14, It measures temperature from 0˚C to 50˚C, +/- 0.5˚C, but it doesn’t note that it has…...

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