I'm thisclose to being on holidays - I'm working for a bit today, then three weeks off work (although we're still doing our youth programs throughout the month) - so I zoned a bit and missed the weekend to do some wonderings. So I'm doing them today!
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I've followed LiseLise's suggestion that I remove and re-install the search bar. Those of you having trouble, please try it again and let me know if it works!
In the What do you want to know: Using teas and infusions post, Diane asks: I only make 300 or 500 g in a batch and change up the ingredients or proportions each time. Recently I got a batch of emulsifying wax from Brambleberry and they described it as equivalent to Polawax. I have made two batches but neither time was the emulsion stable - my latest recipe is as follows. Am I using enough emulsifier? The Polawax did the job with similar ingredients.
Polawax BBrry 3.5
Olive butter 4
Germall + .7
It's a lovely consistency but I have to shake it up a couple of times before it mixes completely. In my previous recipe I used 3% Polawax BB and it didn't ever come together. I never had a problem with the brand name. Any advice would be appreciated.
It's hard to make a rule when there are tons of different e-waxes, but if I've seen it mentioned that when you use a non-Polawax e-wax, increase the usage amount by 1%. Polawax is generally more stable than other e-waxes, so we can use smaller amounts than we do e-wax. (This isn't a slam against any company or any other e-wax!)
What can you do? Increase the generic e-wax by 1% and try the recipe again. As a note, the suggested usage rate for liquid Germall plus is 0.1% to 0.5%, you have it at 0.7%. You could reduce that! Let us know how it turns out!
Join me tomorrow for more formulating fun!