Q&A: When making small test batches, which mixers can we use for high shear?

In the monthly Q&A, Jaime asked, When making very small test batches what mixer is small and high shear? Thank you Darla very kindly answered, Hi Jaime, I know that Lotioncrafter has both a micro and mini high shear mixer! I purchased the micro and it is teeny (less than 1/2″ in diameter), but worked great for...

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Q&A: How can we avoid incorporating air or increasing the volume of emulsions?

In this month’s Q&A, Michael asked, I’ve got a question about equipment or technique. I’ve been enjoying the Newbie Tuesday and Formulating Friday series, however I notice I’m incorporating air into my thicker creams, I don’t mind the air but sometimes I want to reduce it. What I am doing is firstly using a stick blender to emulsify the...

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Q&A from our Zoom workshop on May 2, 2021: A few questions about mixers

Thanks so much to all of you who attended our Spring Q&A Zoom workshop on May 2, 2021, where I took your questions on any topic and shared my thoughts on them. We had such great questions, and I wanted to follow up with some of the things we talked about with some more information...

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Equipment: Let’s meet the IKA T 25 Digital ULTRA TURRAX® homogenizer!

Woo! That was a great Zoom workshop we had on Sunday, January 17, 2021, on shear mixers, like immersion blenders and homogenizers, so I thought it was time to introduce you to amazing homogenizer, which we played with a bit in that workshop and will play with again in the near future in another Zoom...

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Equipment: Let’s meet my immersion blender with homogenizer attachment – the Dynamic Minipro mixer!

Woo! That was a great Zoom workshop we had on Sunday, January 17, 2021, on shear mixers, like immersion blenders and homogenizers, so I thought it was time to introduce you to my immersion blender with homogenizer attachment called the Dynamic Minipro Mixer! Please note, this isn’t an ad or sponsored content, and doesn’t contain...

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