Esters: Making a light and non-greasy ECOCERT hand & body lotion with simple esters – part four, the formula

First we took a look at the emulsifiers and simple esters we could use to make this formula, then we created the heated oil phase. We created a water phase and chose our preservative, so there’s nothing left to do but create that formula! BASIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING A LOTION WITH RITAMULSE SCG  1. Weigh…...

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Esters: Making a light and non-greasy ECOCERT hand & body lotion with simple esters – part three, water phase and preservatives

On Thursday, we took a look at the emulsifiers and simple esters we could use to make this formula, then yesterday we created the heated oil phase. Today, let’s take a look at the water phase and preservatives we might use. When I make a lotion, I always include 0.5% allantoin in the heated water phase…....

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Esters: Making a light and non-greasy ECOCERT hand & body lotion with simple esters – part two, choosing the oil phase

Catch up on this series: Part one, the chemistry and nomenclature of esters; part two, types of esters and their sensory characteristics; and part three, chemistry of the sensory characteristics. We also took a look at the hydrolysis of esters, and simple esters!  The other day, we took a look at the emulsifiers and simple esters…...

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Esters: Making a light and non-greasy ECOCERT hand & body lotion with simple esters

Catch up on this series: Part one, the chemistry and nomenclature of esters; part two, types of esters and their sensory characteristics; and part three, chemistry of the sensory characteristics. We also took a look at the hydrolysis of esters, and simple esters!  The other day, we met this lovely, silky, non-greasy, naturally compliant simple ester…...

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Acids, bases, and pH – oh my! Creating a light, non-greasy summer weight lotion with Varisoft EQ 65 (part two, the oil phase)

Let’s pick up where we left off yesterday in creating this light, non-greasy summer weight lotion using Varisoft EQ 65. We figured out what we wanted to include in our water phase, so let’s take a look at the oil phase. As I mentioned yesterday, I’m using Varisoft EQ 65 as the emulsifier to create a…...

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Acids, bases, and pH – oh my! Creating a light, non-greasy summer weight lotion with Varisoft EQ 65 (part one, the water phase)

I hate summer so very much, but I’m handling it far better this year because we just had central air conditioning installed, and it can get so chilly, I need to put on a light cardigan. (I’m the type who wears shorts all year ’round, so this is a big big deal!) But I know…...

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Creating a light hydrating summer body lotion with Olivem 1000 – part three, thickening with fatty alcohols, acids, and esters

Earlier this week, we met a new-to-me oil, tamanu oil! On Friday, we created a summery body milk with this oil with a ton of humectants to give our product a quick break kind of feeling, then we made the lotion using three variations on the formula. Today, let’s take a look at how we…...

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Creating a light hydrating summer body milk with Olivem 1000 – part two

Earlier this week, we met a new-to-me oil, tamanu oil! Yesterday, we created a summery body milk with this oil with a ton of humectants to give our product a quick break kind of feeling. Today, let’s make that lotion before considering a few ways we could alter it with thickeners, oils, and rheology modifiers…....

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Creating a light hydrating summer body milk with Olivem 1000 – part one

On Thursday, we met a new-to-me oil, tamanu oil! Let’s take a look at how we might use this in a lotion! As a note, I find the smell too strong to use in huge amounts in an anhydrous product, like a lotion bar or whipped butter, but you could certainly use it in those…...

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Emulsifiers: Glyceryl stearate SE

Glyceryl stearate SE seems like an old school emulsifier – we can use it with the HLB system as it has a value of 5.5 to 5.9 – but it makes lovely light, fluffy, non-greasy lotions with an elegant skin feel. It’s a modified version of glyceryl stearate, so it can be used as the sole…...

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