Discussion: Do you know where to find lotion dispensing equipment for a variety of emulsions?

In the monthly Q&A, Tami asked, Do you know where I can find decent lotion dispensing equipment for various viscosities of emulsion, ranging from thin to cream? The one I have now is just about to be dropped kicked off the side of the bluff. Looking for something that allows a precise dialing in of quantity...

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Scales! An Equipment review: Let’s meet a few scales that weigh 0.01 gram/0.001 ounces (part three of the series)

We started this series with the introduction or part one in which we reviewed the parts of the scale and things we might want to consider when we buy one with some information on significant figures and instrument error. In part two, we looked at few scales I’ve owned over the years that measure to 1...

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Scales! An equipment review: Let’s meet a few scales that weigh 1 gram/0.1 ounce (part two of the series)

We started this series with the introduction or part one in which we reviewed the parts of the scale and things we might want to consider when we buy one with some information on significant figures and instrument error. Today, we’ll look at a few scales I’ve owned over the years that measure to 1...

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Scales! An equipment review: What to look for in a scale (introduction to the series)

I can’t believe I haven’t shared the many many scales I’ve owned over the last 16 years and thought it was time I rectified this issue. I hope this serves as a handy guide to help you choose your favourite scales for your workshop. First, we’ll look at the parts of the scale. Then we’ll...

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Tips & techniques: Never mix emulsions with whisks, spatulas, spoons, or other utensils!

I think I might have been a little less ranty when I wrote this post two years ago – A helpful tip for making lotions, conditioners, and emulsions: Don’t mix by hand – but it’s still going on, and needs addressing. I’ve shared some of the original with some extra shouting and a few more...

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