How can we adapt our formulas to be more natural? Creating an ECOcert emulsifier using the HLB system

Originally posted to Patreon on Dec 4, 2017 at 5:21am Yesterday, we took a look at some of the all-in-one ECOcert emulsifierswe can use in the potential duplication for the Josie Maran Whipped Body Butter, but we could make our own emulsification system using the HLB system as we did in part two of that duplication.In general,...

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Weekend Wonderings: How do I figure out if I can use some ingredients as emulsifiers? Why add cetyl alcohol to a recipe with e-wax?

HOW DO I FIGURE OUT IF I CAN USE TWO EMULSIFIERS TOGETHER?In this post, How do we make substitutions with our emulsifiers, Mette asks: I have some questions which I hope you can help me with. I am trying to make a baby lotion and I have Sucrose Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate and Cetearyl Alcohol on my hands. As...

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Weekend Wonderings: How do self-emulsifying emulsifiers work within the HLB system?

HOW DO SELF-EMULSIFYING EMULSIFIERS WORK IN THE HLB SYSTEM?In the same Weekend Wondering post, kiev asks: As I am new to lotion making and have done some of the no no’s you have listed. I am trying to understand the HLB system and that has prompted a question regarding Ewax or any self emulsifying system....

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Why didn’t I use the HLB system to create the lotion in the Garnier product?

You’re probably wondering why I didn’t use the HLB system to create the lotion in the Garnier product. Let’s take a look at it! The only oils we really have in the mix are the IPP (I’m using it at 1%) and the fatty alcohols. I’m going to use 3% cetearyl alcohol but you can...

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HLB system: Using different emulsifiers and a formula

I’ve been using glycol distearate (HLB 1) and ceteareth-20 (HLB 15.2) as my emulsifiers for these HLB posts, but you can use any combination you wish as long as you have a low HLB emlusifier and an high HLB emulsifier in the mix. Here’s what I have in my workshop right now: glycol distearate –...

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