I'm glad you've achieved success using this method! Thanks for sharing this. However...Dry-Flo TS and Dry-Flo AF aren't the same thing. This seems like a good opportunity to do another installment of check what you've got! (If you don't know what an INCI name might be, click there before moving on.)
From Nature with Love, and they are out of stock. I can't find a data sheet or any information on my computer about using it. I have always used it in the water phase and it's worked for me, but I can't show you any confirmation that it is to be used that way. (Which is a good reminder to all of us to make sure we keep things like this in an organized place.)
After quite a bit of searching, it turns out the Dry-Flo AF I use is now called Amaze. Not Amaze XT - that's dehydroxanthan gum! I read quite a few formulations and a number of them suggested we could use it in the water phase at 65˚C, while others suggested adding it to the water phase at under 50˚C. However, here's an example of one that allows us to heat Amaze (aka Dry-Flo AF) to 80˚C.
Michele notes: Dry-Flo TS can be used above 45 degrees as long as the formula is anhydrous. In any lotion containing water it must be used in the cool down phase. The recipe for the pomade is anhydrous, no water.
Thanks, Michele! Corrected!
Thanks for sharing your experiences, Heela, making me think, and giving me a great topic for a post!
The Instagrammed picture above is of Raymond at the Mitchell Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota during our honeymoon in 2009. They claim to be the corn capital of either North America or the World. They clearly haven't been to Chilliwack. I did serve them and they accepted when we were there, so it is "officially on", although I'm not sure what any of that means!