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Denise - 2009/08/05 19:47 Hi denise, sorry I have been soooo busy I only get on here once in a great while. When the snow hits I should have more time.
Thanks for replying to my question about the lotion. I am getting ready to try lotions AGAIN. I made some before but just wasnt real happy with them, not enough to sell. I have not tried the germal plus but I have the optium plus (is that right)I have heard it is the closest to natural. I fear home made lotion for the public simply because people have so many skin conditions and most would jump to say the lotion caused something. How long have you been selling home made to the public?
I did make the lotion recipe that you gave me a while back (I changed out some of the oils) and I do like the way it feels for me. I have noticed that it seems to seperate some after sitting for months. I still use it because I dont see anything growing. Have you noticed anything like that? maybe I didnt mix it enough or do you think that is common?
Let me know how it works for you and thank you again for all the help you have given me. marla
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Re:Denise - 2009/08/06 08:33 Hi Marla! I'm glad to help you out!
I have never had a problem with the lotion and the public. I have one bottle that is several years old and still looks and smells fine. The cream is another story because it has no preservative and now and then people tell me it turned south on them. However, since they were made fully aware when they bought it and insisted that the cream be ALL natural they knew it was a possibility.
Back to the lotion. It shouldn't separate to the point where you see a layer of water. If you changed up the oils as you said, I suggest you make sure you're using enough ewax to compensate for the change. Simply put, you need enough emulsifier to keep the mixture emulsified because oil and water really don't mix! If, when you shake it, your lotion looks better then don't worry too much about it. However, you really don't want a bottle of separated lotion sitting on a store shelf somewhere! So, try adding a tad more ewax. I think that will solve your problem. Denise
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Re:Denise - 2009/08/07 04:45 Thanks Denise. I am so glad to have found you. Have you ever messed with natural sun screens?
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Re:Denise - 2009/08/07 09:00 The problem with sunscreen (here in Canada but probably the same in the US) is that you have to do lab testing to determine the SPF factor. I did purchase a jar of Parsol crystals a few years ago but there were no instructions about the amount to use in the water phase of the formula so I never did make any! I should go hunt for that in my supplies. I could at least make some sunscreen for myself! Some ingredients like shea butter have a small SPF factor of like 2, but when you mix the shea with other stuff that SPF goes down even more... Denise
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