Saturday, May 10, 2014
Weekend Wonderings: A few things I've noticed in looking through messages and comments...
Why are you making products from scratch when you're new to bath & body products? If you've never made anything, find a recipe that you know will work and try that out, then make your changes. I liken this to cooking. If you've never made a cake, would you find a recipe that works or would you throw ingredients into a bowl and hope for the best? I can't stress this enough - find a good recipe and use that.
Beeswax is NOT an emulsifier. It isn't. There is nothing about beeswax that makes it an emulsifier. It can be combined with borax for a water-in-oil recipe, but you cannot use it on its own as an emulsifier.
If you're thinking about starting a business, think about what you need to know. Here are my thoughts in a post I called Would you start a bakery with a Duncan Hines recipe?
Back to the very basics: Anhydrous products. The reason you can't mix glycerin or other water soluble ingredients into non-water containing products is because they don't contain water. You'll need an emulsifier to use a water soluble ingredient in an anhydrous product!
If you look to the right, you'll see I've tried to organize parts of the blog into categories. You may find the recipe or answer your seek in one of those categories.
1. Please put your name on your comments. All you have to do is write "Bye, (name)" - you don't need to have a Google account. It's sad that I've had to delete some really great questions lately, but I feel it important to apply this policy to every comment without at least a name in the body of the comment. If you want an answer to your question, please be courteous and sign off with your name so we know who you are!
2. When it comes to writing to me please don't write to me two days after your first e-mail to see if I received it. I can't stress enough that I answer the e-mail in the order in which it is received, and I haven't had much time lately to respond to anything (see this post...). Please remember that I do not have time to consult for your business, and this includes doing any detailed analysis of your recipes. I'm happy to answer questions for businesses if the answer isn't found on the blog, but I need to reserve the limited time I have for homecrafters.
The picture of the puzzle pieces above is from our Yarrow melt & pour group earlier this week! I love that unfortunately now unavailable silicone ice cube tray mold!
Join me tomorrow as I take a look at some comments you've been making lately!