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Forum: Recipes for hair and body 05-14-2014, 09:02 PM
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Posted By Ceri
You need a kitchen scale to weigh your...

You need a kitchen scale to weigh your ingredients. I suggest getting one that increases in 1 gram increments. The 0.5 - 1.0% is the percentage of your final formula.

For easy math, say you want...
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 08-25-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,990
Posted By Ceri
Some of the others have shared some good info...

Some of the others have shared some good info about the need for sanitizing the equipment used in making this gel.

Lemon juice and/ or cinnamon are not going to keep your gel safe out on the...
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 08-20-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 264,655
Posted By Ceri
Brown seeds will give you a brownish gel, I...

Brown seeds will give you a brownish gel, I prefer the golden ones only because the gel looks better. The brown seeds work just fine.

It sounds like you probably did cook it for too long the...
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 08-18-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,990
Posted By Ceri
Magnesium sulfate (epsom salt) is the only thing...

Magnesium sulfate (epsom salt) is the only thing I add to the water and seeds before I boil them, everything else gets added afterward.
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 08-05-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 876
Posted By Ceri
First, grab a cup of tea or other nice beverage,...

First, grab a cup of tea or other nice beverage, sit down with a pen and pad of paper and start reading through this thread ......
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 07-20-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 622
Posted By Ceri
I have separate tools for making my B&B products....

I have separate tools for making my B&B products. I actually have three immersion blenders, one for FSG and lotions, one for CP soap and one for cooking. Each are different colors or models so I...
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 06-29-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,629
Posted By Ceri
FSG on it's own is never going to be as thick as...

FSG on it's own is never going to be as thick as normal gels. It will thicken up as it cools down, so try giving it more time.

1/4 C seeds
2 C water
(epsom salt if using)

Place both in a...
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 04-17-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By Ceri
Yes you can melt it down again and add more oils...

Yes you can melt it down again and add more oils to make it softer.

I usually use around 60% shea and 40% oils. If you actually have a butter thats harder than shea, you may need to play around...
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 04-10-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,203
Posted By Ceri
Um, there's several reasons why your lotion is...

Um, there's several reasons why your lotion is failing.

Instead of explaining it all here, you'd be better off going and reading up on proper lotion making at this wonderful blog...Point of...
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 03-29-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,368
Posted By Ceri
If you are interested in learning to make soap,...

If you are interested in learning to make soap, then I'm all for it!

A great site to start researching is this one...Miller's Homemade Soap Page (http://www.millersoap.com/)

It's a very old...
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 03-25-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,368
Posted By Ceri
Have you ever made soap before? Potassium...

Have you ever made soap before? Potassium Hydroxide isn't something to play with unless you know what you're doing. I've never made liquid or cream soap, but I do make cold process soap with Sodium...
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 02-03-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,432
Posted By Ceri
Yes, it will be fine on your hair. :)

Yes, it will be fine on your hair. :)
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 01-20-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,005
Posted By Ceri
NO. Honey is not a preservative. I don't care...

NO. Honey is not a preservative. I don't care who says it is on you tube or some blog.

Just make stuff like this in small batches that can be used up in one go, or put the rest in the fridge and...
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 01-01-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,050
Posted By Ceri
Not enough hold and it's drying? I'd just give it...

Not enough hold and it's drying? I'd just give it away or toss it.

If you start adding too much to an already made product, you'll compromise the preservatives in it.
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 12-16-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 18,472
Posted By Ceri
If you can't get it on the ground, then NDA has...

If you can't get it on the ground, then NDA has some nice shea butters and other carrier oils to play around with :)

Butters from New Directions Aromatics!...
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 12-13-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 18,472
Posted By Ceri
If it had cocoa butter in it, it will be much...

If it had cocoa butter in it, it will be much harder than just shea butter alone. Easy -peasy whipped shea butter:

3/4 cup shea butter
1/4 cup favorite oil (coconut, avocado, olive, soy, apricot...
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 11-17-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 26,103
Posted By Ceri
If you have problems with breaking out, then I...

If you have problems with breaking out, then I would NOT use regular or virgin coconut oil on your face.

*For even more confusion*

Fractionated coconut oil, aka caprylic/capric triglyceride...
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 11-04-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 997
Posted By Ceri
Flax seeds are really good for your insides too,...

Flax seeds are really good for your insides too, so you could always keep them and sprinkle them on your cereal or add them to smoothies.

To make the hair gel, you do need the whole seeds. It...
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 10-01-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 264,655
Posted By Ceri
The only way you're going to find out, is to try...

The only way you're going to find out, is to try it. I do add a little bit of oil and agave nectar to mine and my hair is always very soft and shinny.

I add my gel over my leave-in and dry with a...
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 07-26-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,117
Posted By Ceri
I just watched this video. People like this...

I just watched this video. People like this scare the crap out of me.

If you don't want to use REAL preservatives in your homemade products, fine. Just be sure to make small batches and keep...
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 07-04-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 617
Posted By Ceri
Not everyone is going to like the same products,...

Not everyone is going to like the same products, we all have different needs and wants for our hair.

I love my own FSG and I don't need to use a harder holding gel with it. In the winter, it's...
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 06-10-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,681
Posted By Ceri
what do you do with the containers after you've...

what do you do with the containers after you've used up the fsg?? i've put off making my own gel after reading all the info here. it makes my head spin.[/QUOTE]

The same thing I do with any used...
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 06-10-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,681
Posted By Ceri
Real preservatives need to be added to your...

Real preservatives need to be added to your formula by weight. So this means you need to buy yourself a scale to weigh out your ingredients. I prefer to work in grams instead of oz, smaller...
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 03-03-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,921
Posted By Ceri
I don't *add* anything, but do leave out heavy...

I don't *add* anything, but do leave out heavy oils and butters that will weigh it down.

I'm also careful how I dry my hair. I personally use a diffuser upside down and then gather my hair up...
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 02-26-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 668
Posted By Ceri
The methylparaben is a preservative and the...

The methylparaben is a preservative and the sodium carboner is a thickener.
It's fine to use on your hair.

I don't know what the rest of your recipe looks like though. When I use aloe in a...
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