Overhead mixers & magnetic stirrers – our live Zoom meeting Sunday, May 17th at 11 am (PDT)

Join me on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 11 am PDT (Vancouver, Canada time) for our meeting about overhead mixers and magnetic stirrers! We’ll be creating a body wash using xanthan gum and a face serum using Sepinov EMT 10 as I demonstrate how to use these devices. As a note, as of Saturday, I…...

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Live Zoom call Sunday, May 17, 2020, at 11 am PDT – Mixers!

Mixers! Join me on a short tour of my workshop to take a look at how to use a magnetic stirrer and overhead mixer. We’ll wet, disperse, and hydrate some natural gums, starches, and gels, then use them in a product or two. If my ingredients arrive in time, I’m thinking I can show you…...

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Acids, bases, and pH – oh my! Part 10: A short video about altering the pH of our products

We had great fun in the workshop making a bunch of little videos about pH, pH indicators, adjusting, testing, and everything else to do with this topic. Here’s a little 2 minute video we made showing how phenolphthalein behaves when we add an acid and reduce the pH. We took a look at pH indicators…...

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Acids, bases, and pH – oh my! Part 9: Reducing or increasing the pH of our products

I went into quite a bit of detail in this post – Acids, bases, and pH – oh my! Part four: Testing our products with pH meters – but thought I’d write up a quick reference post on how to adjust the pH of our products. If you want to reduce the pH or make…...

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Acids, bases, and pH – oh my! Part 8 : How does a pH meter work?

If you want to catch up on this series, please check out the pH & pH meters section of the blog by clicking the link.  I thought I’d share a little more of the science of our pH meters with you as I found it really interesting! You don’t need to know this to test…...

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Acids, bases, and pH – oh my! Part 7: Care and feeding of your new meter – calibration, including using pH calibration fluids and powders

You’ve met all the meters I own and have learned how they work, so let’s do a recap of the things to consider when using and storing them. If you’d like to see the rest of this series, please visit the pH & information about meters, a new section we’ve created for the blog! You can…...

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Acids, bases, and pH – oh my! Part 6: Care and feeding of your new meter – taking it out of the box, rinsing & cleaning, storing, and getting rid of those white crystals

You’ve met all the meters I own and have learned how they work, so let’s do a recap of the things to consider when using and storing them. If you’d like to see the rest of this series, please visit the pH & information about meters, a new section we’ve created for the blog! You can…...

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Equipment review: Magnetic stirrer with hot plate

Before we start, I just wanted to remind you that any links to any shops of any sort, including Amazon, are presented not as affiliate links but to show where I purchased various things. I don’t benefit in any way if you purchase anything from any retailer anywhere on the blog.  As I shared with…...

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Equipment review: Magnetic stirrers and stir bars, plus thoughts on my Intllab version

I’m really enjoying having a magnetic stirrer doing all the mixing work for me so I can make other things, so let’s take a look at this new addition to my workshop! Please note, none of these are affiliate links or links from which I’ll benefit. I’m sharing where I found the things I bought,…...

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Equipment review: Comparing all the meters I’ve tested with an Iselux Ultra Mild body wash formula

Now that we’ve met all the meters I have, let’s take a look at which ones I liked and which ones I didn’t! I find it helpful to gather all my meters and test the heck out of them using the same fluids. You can see this in action in this post where I compared…...

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