Q&A: Do oils have a pH? Can we test the pH of an anhydrous product? If so, what’s the procedure? And a little on pH meters… 

In the October Q&A, Michelle asked: I am wondering if one can test the pH of an anhydrous product? I am making a lovely anhydrous deodorant and would like to proceed with some testing/data gathering. Which meter would be most useful? I have the Jenco Vision Plus but products need to be diluted in water for...

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Q&A: pH meters and the pH of lotions, including Lush’s Dream Cream

In the July Q&A, Kh asked, I just got a pH meter (from Lotioncrafter) (I think I even chased my cat around with it) and now I know the pH of everything in my house. But I was surprised to find that the toner and lotion I measured came out around 4.5 – anyway, I didn’t use...

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Do you need to measure the pH of your products? If so, do you need a meter, or can the strips work just as well?

We took a look at various pH meters yesterday, so let’s ask the most important question of all today – Do you need a pH meter? And what’s the advantage of using a pH meter over pH strips? The first question should be – Do you need to measure the pH of your products? If you’re making...

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Testing pH meters – let’s compare a few!

I’ve been talking a lot about testing the pH of our products as it’s so important when we start using different surfactants, conditioners, and active ingredients. I purchased three pH meters from Amazon. I chose them according to the reviews I saw left on the site. My goal is to calibrate each of them and...

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