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PhillipJ

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Am thinking about making some lotion and wondering if anyone uses any commercial sanitizers for cleaning utensils.
 

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Well, I don't know if I do it "right", but I handwash, then I put in bleach water and then I run through my dishwasher on the sanitizing cycle! LOL Maybe overkill??? or heck, maybe I just do it really wrong all together!!! LOL
 

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That sounds along the lines that is talked about on this forum, so it must be right.

Back in my beermaking days I used to use a commercial sanitizer fo everything and was wondering if it is on the same order for lotion making.
 

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Lye is a good sanitizer and you already have that! :D
My hubby uses lye to clean the beer-making equipment too.
 

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So what happens if I don't do a good job at sanitizing, other than the lotion going smelly or something. And if I used bad lotion, what's the worst that could happen? A case of the diahrea?

Asking this because I am thinking of making some lotion. But may try a lotion bar 1st.
 
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A case of the diahrea?

not unless your going to eat it........


if your going to make a lotion i've got something awesome to share with ya, via email if your interested........
 

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Do you have to do the same amount of sanitiing for other bath items if you use a base for them? What about for butters or whipped shea?
 

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KellyBFS said:
Do you have to do the same amount of sanitiing for other bath items if you use a base for them? What about for butters or whipped shea?
Water is the culprit. If your product does not contain water or another liquid such as aloe vera juice or a milk, then that amount of sanitizing is not necessary. When I make my lotions and body butters that use e-wax and a water (known as water in oil, or oil in water) I do the extreme sanitizing routine. When making whipped shea butter, things like this, I just wash the equipment, then spritz with a shot of alcohol and dry with a sanitary cloth. I do use anti oxidant oils to help the butte from going rancid. I use T-50 which is a natural vitamin E. Again, if there is water in the recipe, sanitize and use a preservative.

Paul....
 

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PhillipJ said:
Am thinking about making some lotion and wondering if anyone uses any commercial sanitizers for cleaning utensils.
If you have a beauty supply in your area, you can find a hospital grade disinfectant (QUATS) at a reasonable cost. Be sure to read the label and follow the directions. You may also look into a UV Sterilizer Cabi - which can be found for $100 to $150 on ebay. If you need help with ordering from the proper companies at a good cost, let me know and I would be happy to help out.

:) Rachelle (roro)
 

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Okay I know this is an old thread, but how do you use lye to sanitize your lotion/cream jars, and would there be any risk of residue?
 

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When I make my lotions and body butters that use e-wax and a water (known as water in oil, or oil in water) I do the extreme sanitizing routine.

Paul....
What is the extreme sanitizing routine, if you don't mind my asking?
 

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