Emulsifiers: Thicker lotions with Ritamulse SCG continued

We took a look at making a body butter with Ritamulse SCG yesterday – let’s take a look at making thicker creams with this emulsifier. As I mentioned yesterday, the big difference between body butter and a thick cream are the names. In general, they both have a 60% to 65% water phase, and they...

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Emulsifiers: Thicker lotions with Ritamulse SCG

We can use Ritamulse SCG to make anything from light lotions with 80% water to body butters with 60% water. We took a look at the 70% water recipe yesterday, so let’s make a thick cream or body butter today. The big difference is the amount of oils in the product. Let’s use the full...

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Emulsifiers: Basic lotions with Ritamulse SCG

Although the suggested usage rate of Ritamulse SCG is 2% to 10% to emulsify up to 25% oils, almost every sample recipe I’ve seen uses 8%, so we’re going to be working with that amount in our recipes over the next few days. You could go lower, but I have found lotions at 6% or...

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I wanted to share pictures from some of the groups we’ve enjoyed recently as part of our Rated T for Teen youth programs. If you’ve never used henna to make temporary tattoos, I definitely recommend it! You can choose from traditional designs or allow the kids to draw what they want! Henna can last up...

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Comments about Sucragel, emulsifiers, and natural products…

I thought I’d answer a few comments I’ve seen this week in this post. Look for a post on Ritamulse SCG later this morning or tomorrow morning. In response to Catherine, who commented in this post. As I mentioned in the first post on Sucragel, I do not know where to get it. I received...

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