HLB system: A demonstration (part 2)

Let’s choose a few more lotion recipes and see how we can use the HLB system to make our own emulsifiers! Let’s go with an easy one first – the six ingredient lotion for my husband’s itchy skin! SIX INGREDIENT LOTION WITH SHEA, SOY BEAN, AND SESAME OILHEATED WATER PHASE39.5% water20% aloe vera3% glycerin HEATED OIL...

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HLB system: A demonstration (part 1)

So how do we use the HLB system to create an emulsifier? Click here for a great PDF with all the required HLB values of our oil phase ingredients and the HLB values of our potential emulsifiers. You will need to refer to this to play along! The steps to finding out the HLB value...

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HLB system: An introduction

The next few days are going to be a blast from the past as we learn more about the HLB system. I’ve updated these posts with more information and ideas so it’s not just a re-posting of something I wrote two years ago!  When we’re working with emulsification systems like e-wax or BTMS, we don’t...

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The HLB system or creating your own emulsifier

I plan to go into this in more detail in the near future, but for those of you who are interested in learning more about the HLB system (hydrophilic-lipophilic balance system), here are a few links to posts I’ve written on this topic… What is the HLB system?A demonstration of the HLB system with a...

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More fun with the HLB system – a light lotion recipe

I thought I’d try the light lotion with ceteareth-20 and glycol distearate as the emulsifiers. (I’m using this recipe for my upcoming experiment with Olivem 800, so it made sense to stick with the same recipe!) When made with Polawax or BTMS, this is a very light lotion – almost sprayable – that feels cool...

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