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Old 04-21-2010, 09:47 PM   #1
 
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Can you dissolve BTMS in aloe vera juice or would heating AVJ ruin all the good stuff about aloe? Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-22-2010, 12:29 AM   #2
 
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Can you dissolve BTMS in aloe vera juice or would heating AVJ ruin all the good stuff about aloe? Thanks in advance.

I think you would maybe have to dissolve BTMS in a separate double boiler and then warm the aloe juice and combine them. (I haven't done it sorry, but if I was going to that's what I'd do)
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typically when mixing both oils/butters/waxes and a liquid, you will have to heat them separately in double boiler to about 75 C and then combine and mix till completely incorporated using stick blender. I'm not sure whether heating AVJ might destroy it somehow
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I kinda thought I would need to mix the BTMS with water first and then add the aloe juice. Thanks.
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Do I really need a double boiler? I was hoping I wouldn't.
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it is the gentlest way to heat these ingredients and you can control the temperature--overheating WILL destroy the benefits of anything. I don't heat things in the microwave but you can certainly do it.
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Do I really need a double boiler? I was hoping I wouldn't.
If you don't own one, you can make one by just placing a glass or metal mixing bowl over a sauce pan with water. Just make sure they fit so that the bottom of the bowl doesn't touch the water in the pan. I use this method all the time. No need to go and spend money on fancy pots and pans, save the money for more hair supplies!
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you can get double boiler inserts for really cheap. I have two one from IKEA for $5
and another I found at ross for $2.49 (usually goes for way more). You just have to know where to look.

It sits inside a larger pot with water in it.
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