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kevin klein
11-06-2007, 01:29 PM
Now that I have my thymol I wonder what is the effect of using more than 1 drop of 10% solution per 10g of gelatin.

I know of another emulsion maker who uses more and the emulsion has a very strong odor, like f&f cough drops. Can it change the properties in any way?


Photo Engineer
11-06-2007, 01:31 PM
It is in alcohol usually and the combination is a bit like extra surfactant. So, if you use too much of the thymol-alcohol mix, you may have to adjust your surfactant level to compensate.

IDK for sure, I've always known the limitations of this, so I've never experimented, but I know the properties of the thymol solution and therefore gave the best guesstimate I could.