SimplyShe

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  • in reply to: Rosehip Butter #24588
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    I would only use tiny increments of it:) I’m gonna have this stuff forever.SIGH! What was I thinking, lol.

    in reply to: LEMON PEEL WAX #24584
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    Check out d-Limonene on swiftcraftmonkey and orange wax on Maries blog. Its all similar. I was searching up orange wax and found a few links with swift.

    in reply to: Scales, do they all break? #23895
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    https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B010HKEDPK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    I bought this one. Its held up for a year, measures to 0.01 grams. Cost less than $20 Canadian ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: adding glycerin to oil based lip balm #23395
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    So…tried arnica infused in olive oil, aloe in coconut oil, changed the glycerin in the above recipe out for rice bran oil (needed to be used). The result is lovely although my husband says its too thick and doesn’t taste great. I had added benzoin and spearmint for taste and a drop or two of syrup. I’m wondering if the glycerin gave it sweetness and made it less viscous….time for trial two :S

    in reply to: adding glycerin to oil based lip balm #23392
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    hmmm, arnica infused in seabuckthorn ๐Ÿ™‚ My supplies have arrived. its time to find out!!!

    in reply to: adding glycerin to oil based lip balm #23269
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    Arnica is a pain reliever and reputed to aid in healing. Which is what I am going for. He gets a reaction to the sun that is fierce/painful, swelling and blistering his lip. So arnica for pain and aloe to heal. I hadn’t thought of a preservative but you are probably right. Last thing he needs is nasties growing in his salve ๐Ÿ˜›

    in reply to: adding glycerin to oil based lip balm #23264
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    YES! I wasn’t sure if it would emulsify at that %age

    in reply to: Lanolin #23262
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    I just ordered some for a lip balm that I am concocting. I posted about it in experiments and wonderings….It’s my first foray into that realm:)

    in reply to: So many to choose from!! #23261
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    Start at her beginning and grow from there. She is six years in, so her supply has grown in that time. I confess to jumping ahead with some ingredients, but most things I actually make are earlier recipes that I actually have the supplies for. Except surfactants…I jumped in early to make my shampoo and grew from there ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: Random Ramblings #22991
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    Well Penny, it took a couple tries to get it right,but the end result is a fun wobbly fragrant cleanser for the kids ๐Ÿ™‚ I learned that you have to be patient, really patient in letting the bits melt and when you put the glycerin/carrageenan with the surfactant, BLAM! it gels. Like instantly, no time for colour and fragrance fast. Magically:) but it doesn’t fall apart in the tub, it acts like a bar of soap that’s fun to play with.

    in reply to: Creation Station #22974
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    I’m here! and I have been making lol, just not uploading. I had 4 wisdom teeth pulled and am just slowly getting over it. Some days all I did was make a new thing and back to the couch. I made me some shower jelly!!!! after many many fails….. and it smells so yummy and doesn’t melt in the shower. This is something my kids wanted badly. I am in the process of making the green tea trio that Marie has posted in the last while too…but I don’t like the scent. And I made the primer stick too, which has a heavenly smoothing look to it ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: Sepimax ZEN vs Aristoflex AVC #22769
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    ohh, this is fun to watch. Penny, what is your blog so that we can follow along there? I have Ultrez 20 and Sepimax Zen that I have been experimenting with but no AVC yet. I am partial to the Ultrez and neutralizing it so far as the final product is smoother and ?softer on the skin. Not sticky like Sepimax.

    in reply to: Shampoo & conditioner or cowash? #22762
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    Well, it’s been a while since I followed up on here! I made version one of my HairStory dupe and while its a nice enough cowash, the smell is awful. I didn’t have the extracts I wanted and I think I was light on the rose water. Fragrance is an issue for me in all my products sigh. That said…….wooooohhooooo, my curls have decided to hang out with me when I use it. ๐Ÿ˜€ I think it was just taking time and the right amount of moisture as summer approaches and the humidity gets a little higher. I will post my next dupe when I use up this stinky one, lol. I have been hanging out at point of interest, devouring all things ‘gel’ and debating the wisdom of investing in some extracts and other odd stuff.

    in reply to: Random Ramblings #22737
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    hehehe, I love your blog! I lived in that area for a couple years, its beautiful country. My mother is hatching out quail this spring with great difficulty and reading your story makes me think she will have to try again with higher humidity. We have one lonely one. Many thanks for sharing

    in reply to: Ultrez 20 #22611
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    I was playing with the Ultrez20 today, we were trying to make gel toners. We messed up somewhere because the salicylic acid that my friend insisted on using separated out in the final product:( We mixed it with propylene glycol to dissolve it. Something didn’t work. I love the wobbly goo that you can make with this, I have a few lovely jelly moisturizers now. NExt up shower jellies ๐Ÿ™‚

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