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    I keep hearing great things about this and was wondering if anybody tried to make it.

    The ingredients are more or less: castor oil, olive oil, distilled water, amla, aloe, Brahmi, MSM, Vegetable Glycerin, Vitamin E, some preservatives, fragance.

    I was gonna try to make it myself and see what I come up with but was wondering if someone had already tried and if you have a recipe.

    I did a search but nothing came up. If there is already one, please let me know and sorry for duplicating.

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    Hey, demi!

    I posted the wrong reply to you, sorry! You wanna MAKE some heavy cream...okay.

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    Ditto

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    op: Tritto

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    The ingredients are more or less: castor oil, olive oil,...

    Good luck with that. It sounds simple but getting those ingredients to come together in the fashion that she does won't be a simple feat. For one, you have her ingredients but NOT her recipe and how much she's using of each ingredient will definitely matter.

    Her products are great and honestly, by the time you purchase all those ingredients and experiment, it'll cost you more in time, money, and aggravation then a direct purchase.

    But hey, give it a shot. Perhaps in the trying, you'll stumble upon your own unique mix. ^_^

    ~mc~

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    Considering the amount of popcorn in this thread, nobody's going to admit it if they do have a recipe.

    Get your mix on and see what you come up with.

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    Get your mix on and see what you come up...

    Naw, that ain't it. The "popcorn" means (for me, anyway), "Good luck trying to find ANYONE who has successfully duplicated QB Amla & Olive Heavy Cream".

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    I have most of the ingredient already, like castor oil, olive oil, distilled water, amla oil, aloe, glycerin, and Vitamin E. I have never heard of Brahmi (Bacopa Monniera), so I googled it and it's a perennial Ayurvedic herb from India, aka Water Hyssop. I don't think I'll be finding that or even trying to. I'll also skip the preservatives. I'll try to make a very small batch and see what happens. Does anyone know the consistency it should be? Like Mayonaisse, puding, yogurt? Is it very oily or more watery? Or if anyone has an idea as far as how much of what, please let me know. I'll try to make it this weekend and keep you posted.

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    Hey Demi

    I don't think I can help you that much w/ the recipe but I can tell you where you can get brahmi powder...I just got some last week along w/ amla, shikakai & aritha (soapnut) powders.

    You can get all of these ayurvedic herb powders for great prices at www.kamdarplaza.com

    $1.99-100g(3.5oz) box

    You could infuse the brahmi pwder in the distilled water...simply place the powder in a glass jar .... boil the water & pour over the brahmi...let it steep for as long as you like (at least 1 hour)....

    Like Moonchild said, even w/ all the ingredients, there is no way of knowing the exact measurements but since you have 90% of the ingredients it couldn't hurt to mix them up....one thing for sure is that the ingredients are listed in order from greatest to least amount, so you can use that as your guide....

    Oh yeah & you will definitely need an emulsifyer to bind the oils & water or else the concotion will never come together!!!

    I hope this helps!!

    Rina

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    ooh this i gotta see! let us know how it comes out demi. and its kind of like thick custard (to me)

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    It also means, "I'm watching this topic to see how this goes because I wanna know too."

    No one is trying to keep secrets around here. We're all about sharing our discoveries.

    Well, unless you are the manufacturer of the product, lol, now that I can understand. But the owners that are board members are pretty open and helpful in their post too.

    Oh well....

    op: from me too.

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    It looks like it's a heavy cream, but it's surprisingly thin once you dip your fingers into it. It isn't watery or oily, it's....creamy. A thin cream. Yeah, that's it.

    Good luck! I'd thought about making my own, too, until I got some.

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    I am checkin this out too! I love making homemade stuff, and I can't wait to see what you come up with!

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    Oh yeah & you will definitely need an emulsifyer to bind the oils & water or else the concotion will never come together!!!
    MSM is a sulfur so that may be one of the more important ingredients (for emulsification).

    Does anyone know if there are parabens in the formula she's trying to recreate?

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    ^^^ Qhemet's Heavy Cream doesn't have parabens.

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    I threw something together this weekend, but, uh...I'm at work so I'll have to post my results later.

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    Okay, so I tried to make it and it turned out just like another homemade recipe I made - liquid curly pudding. It was liquidy and creamy, but not thick at all. I just made a little batch to try it. I mixed 2 Tbs Castor Oil, 2 Tbs Olive Oil, 1 Tbs distilled water, 2 Tbs FOTE Vit E gel, 1 Tbs glycerin and a few drops of ylang ylang. I didn't put in the Amla oil because it has mineral oil in it and it doesn't smell so great. I did a co-wash and put some on my wet hair. It curled up nicely and is really soft but still a lil frizzy. I know I didn't make it right - leaving out the most important ingredient (the Amla) but maybe in the next batch... Did anyone else try to make it? I really like trying different recipes. I'm gonna try to do one of Curls products next time.

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    Oh, I totally forgot to post my results...

    It came out really well, I'm planning on throwing together another batch tomorrow. My recipe was:

    àƒ‚à‚½ tablespoon nettle
    àƒ‚à‚½ cup water
    àƒ‚à‚½ cup castor oil
    àƒ‚à‚½ cup olive oil
    1/8 cup aloe vera juice
    àƒ‚à‚½ tablespoon glycerin
    àƒ‚à‚½ tablespoon vitamin e

    I infused the nettle with the water and added the aloe vera. I combined the oils, glycerin and vitamin e, then added the water mix to the oil mix. I used my stick blender, but it came out very liquidy, kinda like a loose mayonnaise.

    I added 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon Xanthan gum (can't remember which since I didn't write it down), whipped it up with my stick blender and it came out a very creamy pale green pudding.

    Keep in mind though, I've never used the actual heavy cream, so my recipe could be way off base. My hair likes it though--only thing is I needed to add a preservative. Probably 3/4 teaspoon of GSE or something so I don't have to keep it in the fridge.

    Sorry the pics are so small.

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    Her products are great and honestly, by the time you...


    I agree. I used to want to be a mixtress, but I gave up!

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    I searched until I located the full ingredient list for this product. Here it is:
    Ingredients: Castor (Ricinus Communis) Oil, Olive (Olea Europa) Oil, Distilled Water, Organic Amla (Phyllanthus Emblica), Organic Aloe (Aloe Ferox) Africana, Organic Brahmi (Bacopa Monniera), MSM (Methosulfonylmethane), Vegetable Glycerin, Vegetable Emulsifier, Vitamin E, Phenoxyethanol, Mixed Parabens, Fragrance.

    Typically, cream/lotion formulas have three phases: PartA (Water), Part B (Oil/Emulsifiers), and Part C (Additives/Preservatives)

    Let's break down this list:
    Castor Oil - Part B
    Olive Oil - Part B
    Distilled Water - Part A
    Organic Amla
    - whole amla fruit steeped in desired oil - Part B
    - amla tincture - Part A
    - amla powder rehydrated in hot water - Part A
    Organic Aloe - Part A
    Organic Brahmi
    - Brahmi tincture - Part A
    - Brahmi powder rehydrated in hot water - Part A
    MSM - water soluble powder - Part A
    Vegetable Glycerin - Part A
    Vegetable Emulsifier - possibly organic lecithin or BTMS - Part B
    Vit. E - probably used as a antioxidant to help preserve other oils - Part C
    Phenoxyethanol, Mixed Parabens, Fragrance - preservatives - Part C

    If you are aiming for a thick cream, you may want to try play around with this recipe that I got from herbarie.com.
    Part A (distilled water, aloe, amla, brahmi, MSM, veggie glycerin) - 59% of total recipe, try to limit herbal additives to 5% of Part A
    Part B (Castor, Olive oils, Emulsifier)
    - Oils (max of 30% of total recipe, 30% is fine for thick cream)
    - Lecithin (max of 3% of recipe) or BTMS (max 10% of recipe, 8% is good start for this recipe)
    Part C - max 3% of recipe
    Combine and heat Part A to 75C/170F . Carefully heat Part B until BTMS is meltedàƒ¢â‚¬âapproximately 170F/75C. Add Part A to B with mixing. Continue to mix until cool. At 50C/122F (or less), add Part C with mixing.

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    oh cool, thanks for posting. let us know if you try to make it. i wanted to venture out to try to replicate things before but once i saw the price of materials and supplies needed, AND you gotta fiddle with amounts of ingredients, it was cheaper to pay the $16

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    I agree. I used to want to be a mixtress,...

    IA

    im only good at cooking up food

    i can infuse oil

    good luck

    aishad that looks really good

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    Any updates?

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    Hey, I saw this post and was like, "uh oh, Qhem ain't gonna like that," but shoot, times are really gettin' hard and though it may take her some time, if the OP gets her mixture right then she will save $16 per container plus the cost of shipping and handling. I ain't mad atcha and good luck to you!

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    REGARDING EMULSIFYING, I'VE BEEN CONCIDERING TRYING TO MAKE THIS MYSELF. I HEARD THAT LECITHIN IS A EMULSIFYIER. I HAVE LECITHING GRANULES I'M NOT SURE IF THAT WOULD WORK, AND I'M NOT SURE IF THEY HAVE THE POWDER? DOES ANY ONE KNOW OF AN EMULSIFIER TO BUY AT THE HEALTH FOOD STORE?

    Does anyone know if there are parabens in the formula...

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    im only good at cooking up foodi can infuse oil...

    same here...
    my mixing days are over..
    i'd rather pay someone who had perfected the recipe...

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    I like mixing up new things. What I don't like is when it doesn't come out right and leaves some guck in my hair that I have to wash out. I also don't like wasting my products or my money. And here in Germany, some products are hard to find and expensive to ship or I don't know the name in German to ask for it I've just been using what I can find and trying to make little batches but then I forget what I did and can't duplicate it. ^_^ I've started writing down everything. My latest is flaxseed gel. I really like it and it's cheap and easy to make (just water, flaxseeds and oil). It gives great curl definition and shine but if you use too much it can be a lil crunchy. I'm still working on the alma/olive heavy cream but can't figure out what emulsifiyer is in German...

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    Ingredients: Castor (Ricinus Communis) Oil, Olive (Olea Europa) Oil, Distilled...

    Once I finish all of my Qhemt products I bought fromanother sister, Ill def be trying this.. I have all of the ingredients & Qhems products are the bomb ( ive been in the dark), but my pockets will love me if I could least come up W/ something similar .

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