On Tuesday, we met Sepiplus 400, an ingredient that can be used to make aqueous gels or cold process lotions! And yesterday we made a basic aqueous gel! Let’s modify it slightly with a fun, new active ingredient. Lotioncrafter is carrying an interesting ingredient called genistein. It’s a phytoestrogen that behaves as an anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, … Read moreEmulsifiers: Sepiplus 400 – making an aqueous gel with active ingredients
As I mentioned yesterday, I introduced you to Sepiplus 400, an emulsifier that can make cold lotions and aqueous or alcoholic gels. Let’s take a look at how we can make aqueous gels with it! It’s a super simple process! BASIC AQUEOUS GEL WITH SEPIPLUS 40096.5% distilled water3% Sepiplus 4000.5% liquid Germall plus Weigh the … Read moreEmulsifiers: Sepiplus 400 – making an aqueous gel
Sepiplus 400 (INCI: Polyacrylate 13 (and) Polyisobutene (and) Polysorbate 2) is a neat emulsifier that can be used cold to emulsify up to 50% oils in a lotion! It comes as a thick, opaque, pearly liquid that can be used as the sole emulsifier at 0.5% to 3% or as a thickener and stabilizer in a … Read moreEmulsifiers: Sepiplus 400
If I’ve learned anything in the last month or so, it’s that gratititude is, in fact, an attitude. (I generally run away from cute rhyming things, but this one is valid!) I’ve always thought of myself as a gracious and grateful person, but Raymond and I feel we can work harder to show how much … Read moreGratitude is an attitude, and other lovely cliches!
Today we’ll take a look at the last of my Aristoflex AVC lotions – okay, the last for a bit because I’m in love with this emulsifier, and you’ll definitely see more in the future. I’m using many of the same ingredients as my previous lotions with this emulsifier, so I’ll refer you to the … Read moreEmulsifiers: Aristoflex AVC – a light lotion with babassu oil
Before I took my break, we were having fun formulating with Aristoflex AVC, a new emulsifier we can work with cold to make light lotions! This recipe would be suitable for a light body milk or facial moisturizer. It is very light, and spreads very well without leaving behind a greasy look or white soaping … Read moreEmulsifiers: Aristoflex AVC – a light lotion with resveratrol, panthenol, and allantoin
THE 25% RULE OF EMULSIFIER TO OIL PHASE…The rule of using 25% of your oil phase as emulsifier ONLY applies to Polawax (and Natragem EW, which is a natural variation of Polawax, but it’s hard to find, so it’s not really come up before). Every emulsifier has its own suggested usage rate, and to have a … Read moreA few thoughts for Tuesday morning about emulsifiers…
In this post Gels: Making an eye liner sealant, Simone asks: I have looked for Part 2 of the recipe for the eye sealant on your blog but without success. Can you tell me if it exists? I was so excited at finding a supplier of PVP closer to Australia I forgot to check the recipe, … Read moreWeekday Wondering: How to make an eye liner sealant?
There are three things you probably don’t know about me. One, I hate it when animals do people things. I don’t want to see bears or monkeys walking on their back legs, dogs pushing baby buggies, or cats doing yoga in a calendar. All of it creeps me the heck out! Two, I can’t have … Read moreThank you to everyone! Yes, I’m feeling much better.
It’s been a long few weeks for me. You know that I’ve been struggling with really awful back pain since late August, and it’s finally feeling a bit better thanks to these epidurals I’ve been getting! Yay! But my body couldn’t possibly work properly, so I’ve been struggling with what seems like the stomach flu … Read moreI’m off for the week!