Member exclusive Q&A: How to measure smaller amounts?

In the December duplicating post, Joyce asked: My question concerns formulating, in reading your blog you state when formulating a recipe, x%=xgrams. i have recently seen recipes with odd %’s, for ex. 0.80%. How do you measure .80 grams? Do we drop the 0 & make it .8grams, do we round up to 1 gram,...

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Member exclusive Q&A: What kind of aloe vera do I use in my formulas?

Katherine asked in this post on Simulgreen 18-2 lotions, This might seem like a silly question whose answer is obvious to most but what form of ALOE VERA is in your example formulation? Powder? Gel? Juice?  There are no silly questions! I’m definitely someone who needs to ask loads of questions to understand anything, so...

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Member exclusive Q&A: How to use many extracts in a product?

In June’s Q&A thread, Laura asked: Question about botanical extracts: I want to avoid using liquid extracts because may contain Phenoxyethanol and my clients DO NOT want it. Nor do they want Sodium Benzoate. There are not many available preserved with Leucidal Liquid. I do use some powdered extracts, but they tend to not dissolve,...

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