Creating a moisturizing, hydrating, and occlusive body butter using ViscOptima SE, a cold emulsifier (part one) – choosing the emulsifier & oil phase

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Q&A: Can we modify a body butter formula to include Jeequat® NDCS as the natural, cold process emulsifier?

In this month’s Q&A, Jaime asked, What percentage of oils can be handled by Jeequat® NDCS (aka ICE Conditioner)? I’d like to make your body butter that you made for your husband’s itchy skin. If ICE Conditioner won’t work, will any of the other cold natural approved emulsifiers work? Thank you. This is funny as I...

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Heat-proofing our body butters by making emulsified body butters!

On Tuesday, we took a look at adding a butter with a higher melting point to our anhydrous whipped body butters, then we looked at adding fatty acids, alcohols, or esters that might increase the melting point. We increased the melting point by thickening our oils with ingredients like Lipidthix or Cera bellina, and we...

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Let’s formulate: Chamomile & aloe botanical summer time body butter (formula)

On Wednesday, we created the oil phase for this lovely, light, luxurious body butter, and yesterday, we created the water phase. Today, let’s put it all together and create something lovely and wonderful! CHAMOMILE & ALOE SUMMER TIME BODY BUTTER! HEATED WATER PHASE 32% distilled or reverse osmosis water 10% aloe vera liquid 10% witch...

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Let’s formulate: Chamomile & aloe botanical summer time body butter (water phase)

Yesterday, we took a look at some ideas for the oil phase of this soothing and moisturizing body butter, so today it’s all about the water! THE WATER PHASE When it comes to where I live, it’s all about the humectants. Let’s draw all that moisture in the atmosphere to our skin to hydrate the...

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