heat and hold our lotions, and here's my position on it: It works for me. I have been making lotions for 9 years - I can't believe it's been that long! - and in that time I have only had a few lotions fail or go bad on me*, even when I was a complete newbie. Yeah, I know it adds some time to making a lotion and it takes more time to reach the cool down phase, and I've read quite a bit lately that says that it's not doing much for killing nasty bugs that might be found in our ingredients, but it's a method that's worked to create an amazingly stable emulsion for me more times than I can count, and I trust that it is effective. I was taught by a cosmetic chemist I trust to follow this method every time I made a lotion, so I do.
If you choose not to heat and hold, don't. It's really up to you to make that decision.
To be honest, I'm writing this as I don't really want to get into debates about this topic at this time. It's not that I don't enjoy at good debate or that I'm closed to discussion, it's just that there are a ton of new things crying out for my attention, and those take precedence! My brain can only focus on so much at any one time these days!
Sucragel AOF. The other? Why, you'll meet that one later this week!
For the curious: I had one Polawax recipe fail because I added water that was too cold. I had one Ritamulse fail because the oil phase was too high. I had one Montanov 68 go gross on me, which I attribute to not using enough preservative. And I've had Olivem 800 and 1000 fail on me because I hate those emulsifiers! (And yes, I plan to give them another try in the future...)
An aside: Can I offer my two cents as an English grad and writer? You may be using "myriad" incorrectly. It's used as such: "There were myriad dogs in my house, which makes me a lucky girl!" Not, "There were a myraid of dogs in my house". The "a" and "of" are wrong. Here are a few examples: "There are myriad emulsifiers in my workshop." "I wish I had myriad toasters so I could make many Pop-Tarts at a time." And, "The number of sentences that one could use to demonstrate the usage of 'myriad' are myriad." Use it like you would a number. "There were seven dogs at my house," rather than "There were a seven of dogs at my house."
I know, I know, I'm a grammar nazi, language evolves, I'm an old, and so on. I've heard it all. I love the word "myriad", and I just wanted to share how it can be used so you can love it, too! I will never ever make fun of your grammar or writing on this blog! I'm offering this rant as a way of sharing my love of language, not to shame anyone!
solid perfume, pour it in, and you have a lovely scent that follows you everywhere you go! We made this a while ago in our youth programs, and they were a big hit! Just remember that any recipe you make cannot contain water, or the locket will rust!
Join me tomorrow for my new face & lash foaming cleanser!