Monday, July 2, 2012

What could you make with 57 grams of BTMS-50?

What could you make with 57 grams of BTMS-50? It would cost me \$5.95 plus \$0.71 in taxes, for a total of \$6.66. It works out to about 12 cents per gram. I know this seems like a lot of money, and BTMS-50 isn't cheap, but here are a few ideas of how you could use this ingredient in your products...

I could make a great rinse off conditioner. If I use 7 grams of BTMS-50 in 100 grams of conditioner, I'd be able to make 800 grams of conditioner, or around 750 ml (3 cups) of conditioner. You'd be using \$0.83 worth of BTMS-50 in each bottle.

Or I could make my favourite intense conditioner. If I use 7 grams of BTMS-50 in 100 grams of conditioner, I'd be able to make 800 grams of conditioner, or around 750 ml of conditioner. You'd be using \$0.83 worth of BTMS-50 in each jar.

Or I could make my favourite leave in conditioner. If I use 2 grams of BTMS-50 in 100 grams of product, I'd be able to make a little more than 2800 grams of conditioner, or a whole ton of leave in stuff. You'd be using \$0.23 worth of BTMS-50 in each bottle.

Or I could use it as an emulsifier in a light lotion. If I use 2 grams of BTMS-50 in 100 grams of product, I could make a little more than 2800 grams of lotion. You'd be using \$0.23 worth of BTMS-50 in each bottle.

Or I could use it as an emulsifier in a thicker lotion. If I use 5 grams of BTMS-50 in 100 grams of product, I could make 1100 grams of product, or about 4 cups (1000 ml). You'd be using about \$0.58 BTMS-50 per bottle.

Just sharing some thoughts I had last night..The post about how much our ingredients cost got me thinking...look for more posts like this in the future!

Nancy Liedel said...

Because of cost alone, and the attitude of the company that makes BTMS-50, they don't like small companies, I've all, but left it.

I'm debating more for my arsenal, because some things like it very much and if I want to use a conditioning emulsifier and Honeyquat...Ritamulse just does not like those quats.

So, I must give away many dollars, plus shipping to The Personal Formulator and bite this week. I don't want to, but my conditioner bars need the fifty right now. I'm working on one without it. Working hard too. Darn expensive, but loved inci. It's a horrible dilemma.

Nancy Liedel said...

Duh, I meant, "The Herberie," I have to order my BTMS-50 from them. "The Personal Formulator," has my conditioners.