A demonstration of HLB (updated)

I’m going to take a lotion recipe you’ve probably seen before (in this post) and use this as a demonstration of how to use the HLB system to create an emulsifying system. Please click on this PDF so you can have the chart handy for the HLB values for the oil phase and emulsifiers. As...

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HLB or the hydrophilic-lipophilic balance system

When we’re working with emulsification systems like e-wax or BTMS, we don’t think of how it’s going to emulsify our product. We just add the required amount and poof! – we have lotion. But if we want to create an emulsification system of our own, we need to turn to the HLB system for guidance!...

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A slightly more in depth look at emulsification (updated)

In anticipation of a series of posts on the HLB system and lotions, here’s a post on emulsification. I know I’ve covered emulsions in the past, but I wanted to expand it a little bit here. What exactly is an emulsion? For the purposes of this discussion, I’m going to work with the oil-in-water lotion,...

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