Compounding phlojel in a blender?

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    Compounding phlojel in a blender?


    I have made 3 batches of 4AD in phlojel using a mortar and pestle. Each time the paste was too gritty to apply properly so I wound up placing the paste in a clear plastic freezer bag and crushing it with the pestle over several days to make it creamy and grit-free. This has worked well but I'd love to find an alternative to spending 15 hours crushing the grits out. Could I just throw the 4AD and phlojel in a blender?

    I read a post where a member felt that using an agate vs stone mortar made a huge difference. I tried using an agate mortar but didn't get a better result. Does anyone else think the type of mortar makes a big difference? Thanks.

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    The mortar, IMO, does not make a difference. Some powders are more difficult than others to compound because of solubility. The best thing to do, IMO is get it as fluffed as possible and use a solvent to make a paste BEFORE adding it to the PhloJel to be compounded. I have found a 1:1 ratio of powder to solvent works about right. Do not use alcohol as it dries to quickly. I would use PEG/Glycol/PEG400 as it does not evaporate. One that works even better is DMSO and it is a PE as well.

    EX:

    10g 4AD
    10ml DMSO
    80g PhloJel
    100mg/ml
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    Quote Originally Posted by B5150
    The mortar, IMO, does not make a difference. Some powders are more difficult than others to compound because of solubility. The best thing to do, IMO is get it as fluffed as possible and use a solvent to make a paste BEFORE adding it to the PhloJel to be compounded. I have found a 1:1 ratio of powder to solvent works about right. Do not use alcohol as it dries to quickly. I would use PEG/Glycol/PEG400 as it does not evaporate. One that works even better is DMSO and it is a PE as well.

    EX:

    10g 4AD
    10ml DMSO
    80g PhloJel
    100mg/ml

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    Freezer Idea sounds great to recover miscompounded product.

    I wish I had heard of that Idea before I wasted 10 grams of tren base, because it was to gritty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatsuperman
    Freezer Idea sounds great to recover miscompounded product.

    I wish I had heard of that Idea before I wasted 10 grams of tren base, because it was to gritty.
    You do mean "freezer bag" idea hopefully? Phlo-jel should not be frozen. You run the risk of seperation with temperature extremes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny21
    You do mean "freezer bag" idea hopefully? Phlo-jel should not be frozen. You run the risk of seperation with temperature extremes.
    Yea the freezer bag

    Eventually I figured out a way to get the grit out but it was a pain in the ass. Every time I applied it I took .5 ml at a time and placed it between two ceramic drink coasters and ground it down, then applied with an old credit card. Unfortunatly this was pretty time consuming, but it did work.

    I think the mortar a pestle falls short because it has only a small point of contact. Has anyone looked into any specialty mortar and pestels perhaps with a flat to facilitate more surface area, and thus more grinding?
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    Just a heads up; Tren base, D-limonene, and Phlo-jel works very well from my experience. Use the D-limonene to levigate the Tren prior to compounding with Phlo-jel. Smells good, applies well, high concentration and most importantly it was grit free. I used Tren base from 2 different suppliers, one was very fine and the other was more coarse.

    Only down side was the yellowing effect from the Tren base.
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    Another thing that seems to reduce grittiness is allowing the powder to sit in the solvent for an extended period of time prior to compounding into the PhloJel.

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    Is my d-limonene safe?


    First, thanks to B5150 and Jonny for your help in sharing your considerable knowledge. I will compound my next batch with a solvent. I got some d-limonene from a website in Florida. I guess it is usually used as a cleaner/degreaser. There is a warning label advising against skin contact. I know d-limonene was used in the Dermabolics transdermal formula. Did I get the wrong d-limonene (maybe industrial vs pharmaceutical) or is the warning just for large quantities? Thanks, Guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by superstar
    First, thanks to B5150 and Jonny for your help in sharing your considerable knowledge. I will compound my next batch with a solvent. I got some d-limonene from a website in Florida. I guess it is usually used as a cleaner/degreaser. There is a warning label advising against skin contact. I know d-limonene was used in the Dermabolics transdermal formula. Did I get the wrong d-limonene (maybe industrial vs pharmaceutical) or is the warning just for large quantities? Thanks, Guys.
    Most of the PE's/Solvents you will find will warn against skin contact. The intended use of a product and what it can be used for sometimes vary greatly. If you find your skin becomes excessively irritated, then by all means stop. You should switch/rotate application sites daily. I had no irritation whatsoever with the following PE's/Solvents: DMGE, DMSO, Menthol, D-limonene, DMFA, Oleic Acid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny21
    I had no irritation whatsoever with the following PE's/Solvents: DMGE, DMSO, Menthol, D-limonene, DMFA, Oleic Acid.
    I have heard so many whine about DMSO and skin irritation. Never a problem even at 10% and w/1-Test.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B5150
    I have heard so many whine about DMSO and skin irritation. Never a problem even at 10% and w/1-Test.
    All of these youngsters. I used to apply it before I walked to school, uphill for 5 miles in 3 feet of snow and never had any problems either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny21
    All of these youngsters.
    I think we're dealing with a bunch of Mary's.
  

  
 

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