As I mentioned a few weeks ago, there are no old posts on this blog! But sometimes interesting discussion on not-so-recent posts get lost, so I thought I'd share a few I've seen this week...
Creating Products: Combining the two phases - mixing. If you're interested in more in depth information, check out this post - Physics Friday: Shear - which is all about why the different mixers work differently!
Why we need to use preservatives (as if you needed more reasons!) I wanted to share this comment from this post on preservatives with you. Unfortunately, the commenter didn't leave her name...
I would like to comment if I may. I had the unfortunate experience approx 4 years ago of using a "natural" (no recognised preservative) lotion. Long story short..I ended up in hospital. I agree totally with everything Susan says regarding preservatives...and I also don't think she was being rude at all...direct yes. I am a person who nearly died because some idiot thought "fairy dust" was an effective preservative. Luckily I managed to escape with damaged eye sight and a big scar in the middle of my face. If you think Susan was rude, you really dont't want to hear all my views LOL. And my damaged eyesight, hospital stay and scar make me qualified to give an opinion.
Wow! Thank you for sharing. I'm so sorry you had to go through this!
This is why I'm always on you about using preservatives! Would you want the knowledge that you hurt someone on your conscience? Especially when it's so easy to not put someone through that?
borax because it can mutate unborn babies and cause cancer. Take a moment and consider this statement.
You can buy borax at your local corner store on a shelf that children can reach. If there were even the slightest chance this could harm anyone, would they sell it to consumers at all, or would they sell it in speciality stores that required a special permit before purchasing? And wouldn't the box have a huge red warning with skulls and crossbones and probably someone dying horribly in silhouette if it caused these problems?
I see people all the time saying they trust common sense over science - a concept that completely baffles me, as if science is just one thing instead of being everything! - and if that is the case, how can this kind of sentence be spoken aloud? Really ask yourself if what you're hearing is plausible. Some might consider big corporations to be evil, money driving empires, but borax is something like $5 a box, and if they were turning babies into monsters and killing their customers, wouldn't they lose tons of money in the lawsuits and lack of custom from dead people?
Just a few thoughts for the day!