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  1. SimplyE

    Hi again from Eden, Utah!

    Thank you! Missed you all! Hopefully not so much of a stranger these days!
  2. SimplyE

    Hi again from Eden, Utah!

    Thank you!
  3. SimplyE

    Hi again from Eden, Utah!

    Hi! Would love to chat with you about it! I Love my storefront! It was sort of a jumping off point. I had a major wholesale customer close shop and I couldn't afford to lose that account. I also was needing help and thought how weird to hire somebody to work in my basement. So, I opened up...
  4. SimplyE

    Hi again from Eden, Utah!

    Hey all! Wanted to say hi after a long hiatus from SMF. I make goat-milk products and learned all about how to soap here. I started my business in my basement, and then opened a storefront five years ago. I haven't been around much, and hoping to be more active again! Now, after messing...
  5. SimplyE

    BTMS-50 HLB?

    Knowing that BTMS-50 is a self emulsifier, what is the HLB value so I can use it with another emulsifier for a more stable product? Thanks! A
  6. SimplyE

    over mixing lotion/separation?

    Your face cream is the perfect thickness. Very light and so nice! I have read and also have experienced that cetyl alchol can cause some skin irritation, which is a bit of a bummer. I really like the way it glides, but I have found that on some of my psoriasis, it really burns like a mo fo...
  7. SimplyE

    over mixing lotion/separation?

    Weird. Never heard of that happening. BTW: I LOVE your face cream! I have been using it everyday and am amazed that I haven't broken out, which I am prone to. Thought I would with the shea butter in there. So lovely. Thanks for your help. :D
  8. SimplyE

    over mixing lotion/separation?

    pm'd again, but... Is it possible that having too little cetyl alcohol creates an unstable emulsion even with 6% BTMS-50? My cetyl alcohol was only at 0.75%. At the higher percentages, the lotion was too thick for what I was looking for. The BTMS-50 already has Cetyl Alcohol in it...
  9. SimplyE

    over mixing lotion/separation?

    I have used BTMS-50 without any problems before, doesn't make sense Kittywings, I PMd you :lol:
  10. SimplyE

    Psoriasis

    Shea works for your psoriasis?
  11. SimplyE

    over mixing lotion/separation?

    Can you over mix lotion? I am having a problem with one of my lotion batches separating like an SOB. I used BTMS-50 at 6%. Some separate, some don't. ideas? Next, I need to figure out the HLB...
  12. SimplyE

    Psoriasis

    I know that shea butter actually should not be used for psoriasis because shea promotes skin cell formation, which is what psoriasis is, over active skin cell formation. I like the idea of the rooibos tea. gonna buy some of that.
  13. SimplyE

    Psoriasis

    I am trying to come up with a cream for my psoriasis, which has blossomed like crazy. Tea Tree is supposed to be good. Currently the only thing that I am doing is using a sugar scrub on it every day, which helps immensely to scrub the flakes off, but does not last all day, and I start the...
  14. SimplyE

    I made my first batch! (new photo added)

    Those are awesome! I can't believe they are your first! Beautiful. For oils, go to http://www.soaperschoice.com You will have a hard time finding any place more reasonable.
  15. SimplyE

    Confused about soap vs. hair.

    I use cheap apple cider vinegar, but I do not use it every day as it will strip the natural oils from your hair. I started using it once a week, but even that, they say, can strip your hair and should not be used even that often. Besides adjusting the pH, the vinegar also gets rid of the...
  16. SimplyE

    Pola vs ewax NF

    Thanks. So it basically is plain ol' ewax, but probably manufactered differently, whereas say BTMS is ewax with a kick. Cool :)
  17. SimplyE

    Pola vs ewax NF

    Are these the same thing, just different names? Polawax E-wax NF People talk about Polawax, but the INCA is Emulsifying Wax-NF. Basically, is Polawax regular ol' Ewax?
  18. SimplyE

    making own molds

    Thanks, but those links don't seem to work.
  19. SimplyE

    making own molds

    I remember somewhere about making your own mold with some sort of compound that you can mix and pour, which makes a flexible mold. I am trying to come up with a mold for a special order, but not having any luck. So, I figured I might try my hand at making a "casting". Anyone know what I am...
  20. SimplyE

    Pumpkin Spice - Mantra-ish

    Ha! Well I figured that by the time it was ready, people would be sick of it and ready for Christmas! My mold is about 24" long. I think about 6# of oil. So yes, it is really long :wink:
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