Formulating Friday lotion making series: Creating naturally compliant emulsions with Olivem 1000 – part two, a light hand & body lotion formula

Welcome to week two of our Formulating Friday advanced lotion making series/course! This week, we’re making a light hand & body lotion using our new emulsifier, Olivem 1000! We made a basic version on Tuesday; today’s version will be more complicated. You will want to read Tuesday’s entry to get a handle on why we’re...

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Newbie Tuesday series: Creating naturally compliant emulsions with Olivem 1000 – part one, let’s meet the emulsifier and learn how to use it!

Welcome to week one of our Newbie Tuesday beginners’ lotion making series/course and Formulating Friday more advanced lotion making series/course! Today, we’ll be meeting our new emulsifier, Olivem 1000! Today, on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, we’ll meet the emulsifier and learn how to use it in our lotions. Next week, on Tuesday, April 20th, 2021, we’ll...

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Q&A: How do we determine how much emulsifier to use? (And the 25% rule for Polawax)

In week ten of the Newbie Tuesday series, making naturally compliant lotions with Ritamulse SCG, Leslie asked, How do you determine how much Ritamulse to use? Seems like you don’t use the 25% rule. 8% seems to have been too thick in the past. If total oil phase is somewhere between 20%-25% is there a...

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10 minute lotions: ViscOptima SE (INCI: Sodium polyacrylate, ethylhexyl cocoate, PPG-3 benzyl ether myristate, polysorbate 20) – cold emulsifier

If you’ve read my e-books, Beyond Emulsifying Wax, part one or 10 minute lotions, you’ve met this super fast, cold process emulsifier before. I bought mine as GelMaker® RHEO from Making Cosmetics, which is their name for it. 125 ml or 4.2 ounces is $13.90 US before taxes and shipping and such. As a note,...

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#alltheingredients: AminoSensyl™ SC (cationic emulsifier, skin care)

AminoSensyl™ SC (INCI: Brassica alcohol (and) Brassica Valinate Esylate (and) Brassica Glycerides) is a close cousin to AminoSensyl™ HC, but it has the added Brassica Glycerides to thicken the product. This one is designed for higher oil loads than its cousin – up to 40% oil phase! Wow! They note this emulsifier creates rich textures,...

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