We took a look at making a body butter with Ritamulse SCG yesterday – let’s take a look at making thicker creams with this emulsifier. As I mentioned yesterday, the big difference between body butter and a thick cream are the names. In general, they both have a 60% to 65% water phase, and they … Read moreEmulsifiers: Thicker lotions with Ritamulse SCG continued
We can use Ritamulse SCG to make anything from light lotions with 80% water to body butters with 60% water. We took a look at the 70% water recipe yesterday, so let’s make a thick cream or body butter today. The big difference is the amount of oils in the product. Let’s use the full … Read moreEmulsifiers: Thicker lotions with Ritamulse SCG
Although the suggested usage rate of Ritamulse SCG is 2% to 10% to emulsify up to 25% oils, almost every sample recipe I’ve seen uses 8%, so we’re going to be working with that amount in our recipes over the next few days. You could go lower, but I have found lotions at 6% or … Read moreEmulsifiers: Basic lotions with Ritamulse SCG
I wanted to share pictures from some of the groups we’ve enjoyed recently as part of our Rated T for Teen youth programs. If you’ve never used henna to make temporary tattoos, I definitely recommend it! You can choose from traditional designs or allow the kids to draw what they want! Henna can last up … Read moreHow’s that Made? photos – sponsored by readers like you!
Ritamulse SCG (INCI: Glyceryl stearate (and) cetearyl alcohol (and) sodium stearoyl lactylate) is an Ecocert self-emulsifier that can be used at 2% to 10% to emulsify up to 25% oils in an oil in the water emulsion, although I’ve found that almost every sample recipe I’ve seen uses 8% or higher. It works best at … Read moreEmulsifiers: Ritamulse SCG
I thought I’d answer a few comments I’ve seen this week in this post. Look for a post on Ritamulse SCG later this morning or tomorrow morning. In response to Catherine, who commented in this post. As I mentioned in the first post on Sucragel, I do not know where to get it. I received … Read moreComments about Sucragel, emulsifiers, and natural products…
Sucragel AOF is a great emulsifier for moisturizers because you can load it with oils and butters and still keep that thin consistency. Let’s take a look at a basic recipe for a facial moisturizer. BASIC FACIAL MOISTURIZER MADE WITH SUCRAGEL AOFOIL PHASE5% Sucragel AOF24.5% oils0.5% Vitamin E WATER PHASE65.5% distilled water, hydrosols, or aloe … Read moreEmulsifiers: Sucragel AOF – facial moisturizer recipes
We can create some pretty complicated recipes using Sucragel AOF with minimal heating, so let’s take a look at a base recipe then some variations. COMPLICATED RECIPE USING SUCRAGEL AOFHEATED OIL PHASE5% Sucragel AOF3% cetyl alcohol5% cocoa butter OIL PHASE17% oil of choice or combination HEATED WATER PHASE12% aloe vera11% hydrosol of choice0.5% allantoin WATER … Read moreEmulsifiers: Sucragel AOF – more complicated recipes
Here’s a comment Tony made on this post on emu oil: Tony EMU Farm-This is an important product in emu-farming. From the fat oil can be extracted. This oil gets absorbed in human skin within 4-5 seconds and reach the bones. Hence this oil is mainly used in skin ointments and also for various cosmetic products. … Read moreDon’t use my blog for free advertising, Tony EMU Farm!
Sucragel AOF can be used to make cold lotions, but sometimes we need to heat our ingredients to incorporate them into a lotion. Let’s take a look at a few situations in which we might need to heat ingredients in either the oil or water phases. SLIGHTLY THICKER BUT STILL LIGHT LOTION USING SUCRAGEL AOF … Read moreEmulsifiers: Sucragel AOF – heated recipes