Why you shouldn’t be using spatulas to mix emulsions with all kinds of examples, including LUMOROL K 5229 shower oils! 

Sigh…I can’t believe I have to keep telling you not to use spatulas to make emulsions, but here we are again doing it with shower oils… Before we return to the series on making foamy, bubbly, lathery™ shower oils with LUMOROL K 5229 (INCI: MIPA-Laureth Sulfate, Laureth-4, Propylene Glycol), I need to address yet again...

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Equipment: Adapting an immersion blender with lab stand!

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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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