Six ingredient lotions: Rice bran & mango butter body butter

Yesterday we took a look at a six ingredient lotion with rice bran oil and mango butter. Today we’ll take a look at another six ingredient recipe we could make using the basic lotion recipe. BASIC LOTION RECIPEHEATED WATER PHASE68.5% water HEATED OIL PHASE24% oil6% emulsifier (BTMS or Polawax) COOL DOWN PHASE1% fragrance or essential … Read more

Six ingredient lotions: Rice bran & mango butter body lotion

Marina’s recent experiment with changing just one ingredient in a lotion to see what it does inspired me to bring back the six ingredient lotion challenge! What’s a six ingredient lotion? It’s one that contains six ingredients not including the water, preservative, and fragrance or essential oil. It helps us get back to the basics … Read more

Why did my lotion fail? Optiphen

Optiphen – INCI: Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol – is, unfortunately, a bit of a pain in the bum when it comes to lotion making. Yep, it’s another reason your lotion could fail. As a note, I’m hearing that Optiphen Plus (INCI: Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid) and Optiphen ND (INCI: Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid) are curdling … Read more