# ajw000

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• Ok, I think I got it. But I am having trouble converting my grams to ML ratio for volume. Can anyone show me how to calculate?  Water: 23.4g Alcohol 91%: 42.7g Aloe: 1.3g Glycerin: 1.6g Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer: .3g Triethanolam…
Comment by ajw000 March 22
• @Pharma where can I find conversion tables? Thanks!
Comment by ajw000 March 22
• @Pharma 28 x 91% = 25.48 25.48/40.4grams= 63.07%  weight volume(I missed a zero last time). How do you calculate v/v? Also, is the fda looking for w/v or v/v labeling requirements? WHO suggests at least 60% for effectiveness, is that w/v or v/v?  …
Comment by ajw000 March 22
• @Pharma its 63.7 solution, not 70%
Comment by ajw000 March 22
• Hey guys, I'm having difficulty with thickening. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Grams40Water9.8Alcohol 91%28.0Aloe1.2Glycerin0.8Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer 0.2triethanolamine0.4 This was nice and thick before all the…
Comment by ajw000 March 21
• @LincsChemist - I ordered  Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, what % alcohol did you use to make yours?
Comment by ajw000 March 19
• @LincsChemist so .3-.4% Acrylates/c10-30 will work to thicken?  Can I still use Triethanolamine to neutralize at 70% ? I have that already.
Comment by ajw000 March 18
• @Bill_Toge adding more didn't work. It just glumps into white blobs.
Comment by ajw000 March 17
• @Bill_Toge I will try adding more.  @LincsChemist Acrylates/c10-30 is double the price. What about Carbomer 980?
Comment by ajw000 March 16
• I'm seeing the caffeine concentration being about .00088?
Comment by ajw000 March 8
• The viscosity on my past patches had been slightly low so I had reduced the water ratio by 2% which seemed to work well. But these latest batches I had to go to 101.6% of what the water in the thinner batches use to be in and it still is thicker tha…
Comment by ajw000 January 11
• @perry @Belassi Thank you, I am use to mixing hair styling products that you want mixed "aggressively". Will try turning down the rpm and let sit.
Comment by ajw000 January 9
• Good thought, I will look into that.  Also, when using smaller batches I heated the water in a microwave, and with larger batches I used a double boiler on the stove top. Both are covered with plastic wrap and measured to the gram. Could the form o…
Comment by ajw000 January 8
• Is it heated? Heat will affect flavor depending on how long/high it is heated.
Comment by ajw000 January 8
• @Belassi  Yes, shampoo is supposed to foam. but if I am making a gallon of shampoo and mixing at a high rate it turns into all bubbles and overflows the mixing container after it has been agitated for emulsification. It is also difficult to pour a p…
Comment by ajw000 January 8
•  Crushing the SCI did help with dispersion, but i am having issues with foaming during the mixing process. How do I mix/emulsify without foaming?
Comment by ajw000 December 2019
• @MarkBroussard: thank you! So what would be the differences between those and other surfactants like the ones listed below?  Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate Decyl Glucoside Coco-Glucoside Disodium Lauroyl Glutamate Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate …
Comment by ajw000 December 2019
• @ngarayeva001 That's great to know. Thanks!
Comment by ajw000 October 2019
• You would need to list the full ingredients including oils for anyone to be able to help. I would suggest finding an online HLB calculator and input the % ratios of the oils you are using. A good calculator will tell you what hlb is required for you…
Comment by ajw000 October 2019
• @MarkBroussard, thank you, I will be trying that in my formulations. I will need to wait several months to see how the products age. Thanks!
Comment by ajw000 October 2019
• @MarkBroussard Thank you for the input. Without changing my phases I added more emulsifiers to the ingredient list and the emulsion came out very strong. But I always want to learn and improve! Can you help me understand why you suggest changing…
Comment by ajw000 October 2019
• Putting all ingredients except water and PVP/va in the oil phase, that goes in after water is mixed in. Think I'm going to add ceteareth-20 to the mix and see how that helps.
Comment by ajw000 September 2019
• oil phase heat to 170 melt all ingredients and mix thoroughly water heat to 170+  mix water and oil phase I tried adding more emulsifiers but still no results...
Comment by ajw000 August 2019
• Regarding Ebay, I purchased an overhead mixer like the one below and it has been great.. However it is double your budget. But off ebay and had no issues.  https://www.ebay.com/itm/20L-Digital-Overhead-Laboratory-Stirrer-Mixer-Speed-Adjustable-2000…
Comment by ajw000 August 2019
• Thank you both. This one was not a blister package.. but I figured I would have to list ingredients.  @ozgirl: Lip balms are only considered drugs based on the claims you make about them. If you claim they "heal" or "protect" FD…
Comment by ajw000 August 2019
• @ Bill_Toge and Dirtnap1  It sounds like both are very heat resistant. I may try adding the pvp/va in the water phase next time instead of the cool down phase.  Thanks!
Comment by ajw000 May 2018
• @Belassi - I understand there will be evaporation with any hair product. What I'm trying to describe is that the shine of the product does not last.
Comment by ajw000 May 2018
• Hand-rubbed test is not accurate, the texture is currently perfect. The problem is after 30 minutes in the hair it dries out. How will mineral oil keep it from drying in the hair?
Comment by ajw000 May 2018
• I would suggest to try putting ingredients in the oil phase. Except solubilizers put those in the water phase.
Comment by ajw000 April 2018
• I am considering using acrylate copolymer to add a bit of water resistance to the formula.
Comment by ajw000 April 2018

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