Presents for crafters: Mixing and measuring

I know it’s only a few weeks until Christmas and Hannukah (and my birthday, hint hint), so I thought I’d share some ideas for presents you could get for bath & body crafters or yourself. (I encourage you to look at this post on presents for crafters from 2014 as I have many more ideas there...

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Newbie Tuesday on Sunday: Equipment list

If you’re following along with our upcoming Newbie Tuesday series for making facial products, here’s your equipment list. (If you take $20 and go down to the dollar store, you’ll get just about everything you need there!) Digital scale: You’ll want something that can weigh 1 gram (meaning there’s no decimal on the scale). You...

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What do you want to know? How can we control our heating and holding temperatures?

In the What do you want to know post, FC Brooks asks: My question has to do with the heating and holding part. It sounds important and useful: How exactly can you control the temperature to keep it stable for 20 minutes? There are many ways to keep the heated oil and heated water phases...

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(Early) Weekend Wonderings: Using Honeyquat in a sugar scrub and creating a double boiler

My midterm went well – an A! – and life is getting less busy, so I thought I’d start this Friday off with some comments you’ve made over the last two weeks! I love hearing from you, so please comment wherever you can and I’ll be sure to see it! Or visit the Weekend Wonderings...

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Physics Friday: Shear

If I thought I was scaring you with Chemistry Thursday, I must be terrifying you with Physics Friday! Please keep reading…it’s really interesting and relevant stuff!  Recently someone asked me if using a giant mixing device on a drill was a good idea for larger batches of products! (See this post…) He brought up the...

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