Rikkes Recipe and the Dislocated Decimal
Rikke is a modern lady. She works, has an active social life, keeps up her house and garden, creates fabulous crocheted works of art, minds a blog, raises kids, and makes her own cosmetics. It's an impressive list of activities.
With a schedule like that, I'd say it's ok to make a little mistake once in a while.
She made one with a recent batch of lotion. As it turned out, this particular mistake was so interesting that she decided to share it with me - in detail. With Rikkes permission, it is now being shared with you.
It's Just a Decimal, What's The Big Deal?
What happens when you get a single, teensy little decimal wrong and end up using 10 times the amount of beeswax you intended to use in your lotion? If your co-emulsifier is beheneth 10, you end up with a fabulous, winter protection cream.
Rikke sent me a sample of her finished product and a full description of what happened. The texture of the cream was silky and lovely. I tested it on my hands, feet, body and face. It was everything but a mistake – it was an absolute winner.
Rikkes little 'boo-boo' was a great learning experience – for both of us. I am going to be working with beheneth 10 and beeswax in the coming months to explore texture possibilities.
Meantime, if you think a mistake is always a bad thing, check out these 7 accidental scientific discoveries that changed the world.
Thanks for sharing, Rikke. You go, girl!
Have you ever made a mistake that turned out to be a great thing?