Mixing wax into Dimethicone for Lip Gloss formulation- help pls!
Does anyone have experience with mixing wax into Dimethicone? I am trying to create a lip gloss which calls for Dimethicone 500, synthetic or regular beeswax, and shea butter as the main ingredients. I am having a horrible time getting them to mix properly. I have tried both heating the dimethicone with the wax as well as separately in a double boiler. My finished product always comes out grainy, even if I know that I am completely melting the products. They tend to melt together nice and glossy when they are warm, but as they cool they become grainy. I am trying to figure out what I am doing wrong and am looking for any help with this formulation or recommendations. I can provide more specific information if need be as well.
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