Esters: Making a light and non-greasy ECOCERT hand & body lotion with simple esters – part four, the formula

First we took a look at the emulsifiers and simple esters we could use to make this formula, then we created the heated oil phase. We created a water phase and chose our preservative, so there’s nothing left to do but create that formula! BASIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING A LOTION WITH RITAMULSE SCG  1. Weigh…...

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Esters: Making a light and non-greasy ECOCERT hand & body lotion with simple esters – part three, water phase and preservatives

On Thursday, we took a look at the emulsifiers and simple esters we could use to make this formula, then yesterday we created the heated oil phase. Today, let’s take a look at the water phase and preservatives we might use. When I make a lotion, I always include 0.5% allantoin in the heated water phase…....

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Esters: Making a light and non-greasy ECOCERT hand & body lotion with simple esters – part two, choosing the oil phase

Catch up on this series: Part one, the chemistry and nomenclature of esters; part two, types of esters and their sensory characteristics; and part three, chemistry of the sensory characteristics. We also took a look at the hydrolysis of esters, and simple esters!  The other day, we took a look at the emulsifiers and simple esters…...

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Esters: Making a light and non-greasy ECOCERT hand & body lotion with simple esters

Catch up on this series: Part one, the chemistry and nomenclature of esters; part two, types of esters and their sensory characteristics; and part three, chemistry of the sensory characteristics. We also took a look at the hydrolysis of esters, and simple esters!  The other day, we met this lovely, silky, non-greasy, naturally compliant simple ester…...

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Esters: Using cetyl palmitate as a substitute for fatty alcohols and acids (part two)

Catch up on this series: Part one, the chemistry and nomenclature of esters; part two, types of esters and their sensory characteristics; and part three, chemistry of the sensory characteristics. We also took a look at the hydrolysis of esters, and simple esters!  The other day, we met cetyl palmitate, a simple waxy, flaky, oil soluble…...

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Esters: Using cetyl palmitate as a substitute for fatty alcohols and acids (part one)

Catch up on this series: Part one, the chemistry and nomenclature of esters; part two, types of esters and their sensory characteristics; and part three, chemistry of the sensory characteristics. We also took a look at the hydrolysis of esters, and simple esters!  Yesterday, we met cetyl palmitate, a simple waxy, flaky, oil soluble ester that…...

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Let’s make some basic lotions, including my six ingredient lotion series!

If you’ve never made a lotion before or just feel like making something basic, check out my six ingredient lotion series! These lotions give your ingredients a chance to shine, to really show what they bring to the product by way of skin feel, viscosity, cushion, play time, lubricity, and so much more! Challenge: Six…...

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Q&A quickies: Why do we have to allow the product to cool before packaging?

Why do we always say to package your product when it’s reached room temperature? Because we don’t want all that condensation in the bottle or the cap, which can happen when the product is even slightly warm. Before you know it, you have mold and other nasty things growing in the cap that’ll end up…...

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Q&A quickie: When adding a preservative to a lotion master batch, do I add enough preservative to include the FO/EO?

In this post – Back to basics: Making your first lotion! – Leona asked, When adding preservative to a lotion master batch, do I add enough preservative to include the FO/EO? When figuring out how much preservative to use, we want to take into account all the ingredients in the formula. This means the water, aloe…...

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I’m like a kid in a candy store at Windy Point Soap Making Supplies: Creating a chia seed & honey lotion using Polawax

We’ve been having great fun working with cold emulsifiers during my classes at Windy Point Soap Making Supplies in Calgary this week! (We have five more classes to go – pH & preservatives, eco lotion making, intermediate lotion making, facial products, and premium facial products this week and weekend!) But I thought I’d share one…...

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