Thursday, August 23, 2012
Why you don't want to mix too much when using foamy & lathery surfactants!
When we mix too much, we get bubbles. Not a bad thing in theory, but in practice it means our product doesn't become clear and it fools us into thinking we have more product than we do as the bubbles increase the volume. Most times, the bubbles will float to the top of the product and become clear over time, but here's a bottle that didn't do that!
A study from Japan suggests that mixing in a zig zag motion with a fork is the most effective way to combine all our ingredients, so this is how I choose to mix my products. I'm not sure what happened here - I couldn't find my favourite big fork, so I used a wooden spoon, which I think is the issue - but I know I wouldn't want to give this to someone like my mom, who is very visual!