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Not enough info included
by Hope on 8/19/2014
Let me begin by saying I am a Beginner and I have been learning a lot of things through this website. Bramble Berry rarely lets me down, but the information included on the item description and in the package may have missed the mark or maybe my expectations were too high. I expected more specific instructions or a video or a link to another blog for added assistance in making it, describing how many parts of each fragrance to add (to make up the total), disinfecting, pouring, etc - but I found none. Also as Ginny mentioned in an earlier post, the way the bottles need to be disinfected does not jive with my prior knowledge. I was reluctant to disinfect the bottles the way the booklet says because it says to put them in water over 150 degrees. I never subject plastic containers to anything above 135 degrees (max) because from prior experience it warps/melts/ruins them. So I am now researching how to disinfect the plastic bottles before I begin making this lotion.

Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Hope! I'm sorry this kit wasn't your favorite. The booklet says to bring your tools to 150F if you use well water, but it is not necessary for distilled water. You can also use a bleach solution to disinfect your equipment. To do so, you add 1 oz. of bleach to 1 gallon of water and dunk your equipment in. You may like this How to Make Lotion From Scratch Soap Queen TV episode. It has information about preservatives, ingredients, and step-by-step instructions on making lotion. I'll be emailing you personally to help resolve this issue!

Love this kit but...
by Ginny on 8/7/2014
This kit is wonderful! The directions to make the lotion are clear and the kit includes plenty of ingredients to make fabulous lotion. The only issue I had involved disinfecting the bottles, measuring cups, etc. The directions in the booklet say to put the bottles in boiling water to disinfect them if you have a well. I followed the directions too closely which resulted in the bottles melting. I assumed that the bottles wouldn't melt since the directions emphasize the need to disinfect them. Despite half of my bottles melting, I was able to make a great product that I am pleased with. The fragrances smell wonderful and natural. I will definitely buy scents from brambleberry. A tip for pouring the lotion into the bottles, I poured the lotion into a ziplock bag, cut one corner of the bag slightly, and poured in the product similar to a pipette bag. It worked beautifully! I recommend this product to anyone wanting to learn the art of lotion making.

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