Has anyone tried this?

Can you dissolve BTMS in aloe vera juice or would heating AVJ ruin all the good stuff about aloe? Thanks in advance.
Can you dissolve BTMS in aloe vera juice or would heating AVJ ruin all the good stuff about aloe? Thanks in advance.
Originally Posted by curlygirlyme

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
I kinda thought I would need to mix the BTMS with water first and then add the aloe juice. Thanks.
Do I really need a double boiler? I was hoping I wouldn't.
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.
Do I really need a double boiler? I was hoping I wouldn't.
Originally Posted by curlygirlyme
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!
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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