Emulsifiers: Emulthix – a light to medium weight lotion with all kinds of botanical ingredients

Last week, we took a look at Emulthix, a cold process emulsifier. We made a nice, basic lotion with pumpkin seed oil, water, preservative, and emulsifier, then we made it a bit more complicated by adding humectants, proteins, extracts, and more! You know me, though, there’s no way I can stop there! Let’s make a...

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Long Weekend Wonderings: When lotions go wrong!

In this post, Monday Wonderings, eeting asks this question: I need help with troubleshooting an oil-free moisturizer (modified from Susan’s) and was hoping someone can enlighten me.  Recipe:HEATED WATER PHASEWater 30%, Aloe Juice 50%, Sodium lactate 2%, Green tea extract 5%, Hydrolysed Oats 2%, Sea Kelp Bioferment 5% (Preserved with: Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Dehydroacetate). HEATED OIL PHASEBTMS conditioning emulsifier 3%, Cetyl alcohol 2%.COOL...

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