Weekend Wonderings: Why don’t we measure by volume? and more!

In this post, Creating products: A moment or two about recipes, Caroline said, I like using weight measurement for recipes because it is so much easier to measure than worrying about cups/teaspoons, etc. and also find it more convenient. However, there are a lot of recipes out there that don’t use weight. This one particular…...

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Weekend Wondering: Measuring in drops?

I’m still working my way through my e-mail and comments. I’m currently on Novemer 19th for comments and in early November for mail. Thank you for your continued patience.  In this post, Preservatives, tafchk asks: How do you know how many drops to use for a given percentage please? The short answer is that we…...

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Weekend Wonderings: Do we use weight or volume measurements?

From this post, Conditioner!, Karen asks: When formulating your (conditioner) recipes, do you go by weight or volume? And Crystal asked in the Lotions: Adding the additives post, I am NEW to lotion making-mostly I do oil, water and emulsifying wax. And I have grown used to using teaspoons, and ounces. I don’t understand how to…...

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Long Weekend Wonderings: When to add Vitamin E and essential oils? How much fragrance or essential oil to use in a product?

WHEN SHOULD I ADD MY VITAMIN E AND ESSENTIAL OILS TO MY PRODUCTS?In this post on anti-oxidants, Rachel asks: Can you please let me know at what temp you would add Vitamin E and EOs to your lotion bar? I added Vit E at 65˚C and it started to set around the globules and was…...

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Weekend Wonderings: Where to get supplies and how to figure out w/v or molarity!

Apparently holiday time means loads of playing in the workshop, but less time working on the blog. I have so much to write, I admit I’m having trouble figuring out where to start. I’m hearing back from my testers about the eye liner sealant gel and I’m waiting to hear from other testers about the…...

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