Formulating your own lotion is a great experience and a good start to making your own cosmetics. You know all the ingredients that go into it, you can customize it however you please, and you can make as much or as little as you want! It will also give you a good basic understanding of the oil phase and water phase, and the correct proportions of the other ingredients.
The process of making lotion can be tricky if you don’t know where to start. At MakingCosmetics, we have a lot of different formulas and resources that can help with that.
To get started, you need to start with the right equipment:
Double Boiler or Electric Hot Water Bath
Glass Breakers (preferrable 2, one will be used for the oil phase and one for the water phase of the formulation)
Stick Blender (if you don’t have any other mixing equipment)
Disinfecting Alcohol (make sure you disinfect all tools and equipment)
Now you need to find the right emulsifier. Picking the right emulsifier will determine what kind of emulsion type and texture your lotion will have. For example, our CreamMaker® WAX will make a light, yet creamier, smoother texture, whereas CreamMaker® CAT will make a very thick texture. Both are oil-in-water type emulsifiers.
We recently compared various emulsifiers and you can look up the video here.
Phase B: Pre-mix GelMaker® Hydro and blend well until
hydrated and free from lumps. Heat to75C
Add phase B to phase A with constant stirring (propeller
mixer). Homogenize for a short time. Cool to 40C.
Phase C: Pre-mix then add to phase A/B. Blend well.
Phase D: Add to batch, and blend well. Use a homogenizer
for an extra smooth texture.
Hydrating moisturizer infused with nourishing vitamins such
as vitamin b3, vitamin a and additionally enriched with
different molecular weight hyaluronic acid. Silky feel
leaving the skin looking supple and happy.
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