February 14, 2017 at 8:06 am #20232
I agree with you there, Joyful! Good point!February 14, 2017 at 7:02 pm #20251
Twin, it’s new stuff! Pencils! Means no liner brush! Ooooh. Less learning, maybe. Lol
I wonder if filling a pastry bag type or syringe would make it easier to fill? Hmmm.February 14, 2017 at 7:43 pm #20272
I really wouldn’t use those. A lot of people do, but the lipstick ends up solidifying quickly and then you have to throw out the syringe after each use. With the glass beaker (which cost me 5$), it’s actually easier for me to fill and I can wipe the lipstick with a paper towel, then wash and sterilize. I hold my tube with a paper towel (in case I overflow), and pour it in. Quick and easy cleanup.February 14, 2017 at 7:46 pm #20274
Oooh. Nice, easy, no waste. This is good. Waste is bad. Plus easy cleanup. I just will need a holder in case my hands shake. I’ll get excited and my hand will shake as my eyesight goes haywire. UghFebruary 14, 2017 at 8:15 pm #20284
I almost bought some of those small beakers the other day. They look so cute! 50 mL, 100 mL, and 250 mL, maybe? I can’t remember the exact sizes but I put them in my cart. Then I wondered what I’d use them for and took them out.
Joyful, you know you’re just encouraging two people who like to shop online, don’t you?!?!? Twin and I have NEEDS!!!February 14, 2017 at 8:29 pm #20290
Shhhh! I was already debating beakers! I have two graduated cylinders already. A giant 1000 ml one and a 10ml one. 😁February 14, 2017 at 8:35 pm #20292
Ahah Ahaha! I bought my goggles, aristoflex and btms-50!February 14, 2017 at 9:43 pm #20310
Woo hoo! Score! You won’t regret it, Twin!!February 14, 2017 at 10:15 pm #20316
Sorry! I know it’s hard to resist buying more but hopefully the method is helpful. Cyn, don’t get a 10ml unless you make tiny batches. Just one lipstick fills to about the 10ml line on mine. I wouldn’t get less than 25. Mine is graduated up to 50 but has space above to maybe 70ml. It’s not very wide so it can be a bit harder to blend, but I grind all powders first, then just mix with a wooden skewer.
From your post, I assume you haven’t tried BTSM-50? You’ll love the dry touch it gives! It makes my skin sooo soft.February 14, 2017 at 10:32 pm #20318
Nope. I’ve been the which ewax do I really want? I hate the sticky feeling. I need light, smooth, not greasy. I’m fanatical about it or I throw the lotion away. Don’t care how expensive it is. So, I’ve been so hesitant to buy lots of ewax.February 14, 2017 at 10:59 pm #20319
Well BTSM-50 should give you that. I made a modified version of the cleansing balm from the book and even without adding water it’s pretty “dry-touch”, and once I add water, it makes my skin silky smooth (I like using the balm as “lotion concentrate”)February 15, 2017 at 9:46 am #20334
I prefer the greasier feeling oils in lotion, I’ve discovered. I guess I think it’s doing its job??? I don’t know why but dry feeling lotion feels weird to me. I also don’t like lotion to feel waxy, and I’ve discovered both cetearyl alcohol and sodium pca leave that feeling on my skin. Ugh! Gross! Though, oddly enough, 1% candelilla in my winter lotion feels fine, not waxy but I can tell it’s there, doing its job of being occlusive. It’s funny how we all prefer different things in skin feel. The last body butter I made has that waxy feel and I’m trying to pinpoint what did it so I don’t repeat it.
Twin, you will really like Aristoflex. Not heavy or greasy feeling. Very light, but then again, any lotion you make with it will have a low % oil content, high water content. You may like the BTMS50 in lotion, too, because I think it makes the lotion texture drier or lighter feeling?? Whatever it is, I can’t explain it right, but I know I don’t prefer it over polawax because of it. Also haven’t made a lotion with it in forever, so I’ve kind of forgotten exactly how it feels.February 15, 2017 at 10:27 am #20335
Yeah. I’m the anti greasy, not super waxy. Lmao. I love quick dry feeling, but smooth, soft feeling. Aren’t I picky? Now I love lightweight oils that absorb fast, but when I have that oily residue left on my skin, it irks. I’m a study in contrasts. 😂
Sounds like both the btms-50 and aristoflex will be good. If I can figure out ewaxes I can tolerate, then happiness will abound. I was making a “dry oil”, the kind you rub on after a shower, etc. discovered that it is not quite my thing. However, one of my sisters adores it.February 15, 2017 at 2:03 pm #20344
Now, I don’t mind a little greasy feeling, but I don’t really like straight oils on my skin. Up until recently, didn’t like body butters that were straight oil/butter combos. Then I made the one with Babassu butter, sal seed butter, Abyssinian oil, and rice bran oil. Oh, my, that is so nice! I am really liking the Babassu butter and Abyssinian oil in lotions too! Those have quickly become a “never run out of this!” staple in my DIY inventory!February 15, 2017 at 2:24 pm #20346
Barb has me wanting rice bran oil. *points to shopping cart* It will arrive in 2 weeks. So I’m thinking a combo of rice bran, jojoba and aristoflex might make a base for my Mom’s lotion she bought me. *does dance*
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