Friday, September 8, 2017

Weekday Wondering: Why isn't my product spraying properly? revisited

In this post, Why isn't my toner spraying properly? we had a discussion about using misters to dispense toners.

I think one of the problems is that the tube to the mister might not be wide enough if you're using powdered botanical extracts that might precipitate a bit and spray poorly. We want something with a thicker tube for the spray, like this trigger mister you see on the right hand side of the picture.

It's like using treatment pumps for thicker lotions. An 80% water lotion will pump nicely, but don't try it with a body butter or even a hand lotion with butters.

I know most of you aren't as fortunate as I am to be able to visit your favourite supplier and try out different misters and pumps, so ask your supplier what they recommend. For instance, if you're looking at something for a 2 ounce or 60 ml bottle, odds are very good they're thinner tubes than something for a 2 or 4 ounce HDPE bottle, the like ones in the picture above. Tell your supplier what you're using them for, and listen to what she recommends.

For instance, at Voyageur Soap & Candle, you can find this trigger mister as 24-410, which you can see has a thicker tube than the 24-410 fine spray mister.  The trigger one would be a far better choice for something that contains powdered extracts.

Do you have any suggestions about mister sprays? Share your thoughts!

1 comment:

Susan said...

Thank you Susan! I tried a few of the different misters I had in my stock, but no such luck :(. I am going to order some of the trigger misters that you referenced from Voyageur. I prefer to use a mister for my toner rather than a disc cap, so crossing my fingers! Thanks again ~ Susan