Emulsifiers: Thicker lotions with Ritamulse SCG continued

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...

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Emulsifiers: Thicker lotions with Ritamulse SCG

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...

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Emulsifiers: Basic 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...

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How’s that Made? photos – sponsored by readers like you!

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...

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Emulsifiers: Ritamulse SCG

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...

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Comments about Sucragel, emulsifiers, and natural products…

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...

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Emulsifiers: Sucragel AOF – facial moisturizer recipes

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...

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Emulsifiers: Sucragel AOF – more complicated 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...

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Don’t use my blog for free advertising, Tony EMU Farm!

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....

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Emulsifiers: Sucragel AOF – heated recipes

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...

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