If I've learned anything in the last month or so, it's that gratititude is, in fact, an attitude. (I generally run away from cute rhyming things, but this one is valid!) I've always thought of myself as a gracious and grateful person, but Raymond and I feel we can work harder to show how much we appreciate other people.
And I appreciate it so much when you come back and share your experiences! Tricia shared her thoughts in this post, Chemistry of our nails: Lanolin:
Lanolin does indeed absorb and hold water-soluble ingredients. I've had good results with an anhydrous hand salve using 8% glycerin and 14% lanolin. These should be the first two ingredients measured into your beaker. Heat and stir well before adding the rest of your recipe. No separation, even if your salve goes through less-than-ideal temperature changes.
Great information! Thanks, Tricia!
I'm turing to you now, my amazing and most likely very lovely smelling readers, to encourage you to offer feedback on recipes you've made on the blog. I did this a few years ago, and it helped me figure out which recipes were the most popular so I could use them and modify them in my e-books. It also let me know what I should make for the blog for the future. It's helpful to get that feedback from you because something that works in my workshop might not in yours, and knowing that means I may have to do things a different way. If you can visit the recipe you made and offer your version or thoughts or anything that might encourage someone else to try it or not try it, I would be so grateful, and I know your fellow readers would appreciate it, too!
I'm working on another e-book now! Okay, I'm actually working on two of them but the bigger one, the ingredient encyclopedia, is taking forever as there's always one more ingredient I forgot for this section and one more category that's getting too long, so I don't have a completion date yet. The less difficult one is all about the new emulsifiers we're been using her...