Finally, a great base product for your creams, lotions, body milks and mist. And this lotion base has been developed using a different technology, so it's easy to use to create your recipes. Most lotion bases are pre-blends of water, oil, and emulsifying wax. Using emulsifying wax requires that the formula be heated to melt the wax and create the O/W bond. Those lotion bases tend to have a wax-like feel due to the emulsifying wax and often create drag on the skin and pilling after a second application. The viscosity (thickness) in your final product is adjusted by the amount of water and additives you include in your final formulation (which might mean a lot of tweaking!).
Lotion Base CM is a totally cold process product because it does not contain waxes which need to be melted. The lotion base kit consists of two products: Lotion Base CM - a water-thin cream base and, Polymer SP - a cosmetic grade thickener, which has been pre-mixed with an emulsifier. No wax or alcohol!
Your product is simply made by mixing 10% Lotion Base CM with 90% water (Distilled), which makes for a very cost effective formulation. After these two ingredients are blended, you can add up to 5% vegetable oils. Next, the thickener concentrate, Polymer SP, is added to your blended lotion base at levels of 3% - 9% to achieve a viscosity from very thin, like a body mist, to very thick, like a night cream. Finally, incorporate your preservatives, color and fragrance. You’ve got a finished product in three easy steps!
INCI Names: Cetearyl Isononanoate, Ceteareth-20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Ceteareth-12, Cetyl Palmitate
Lotion Base Sample Kit Contains:1qt lotion base, 16oz Polymer Thickener, 16oz Sweet Almond Oil & 4oz Germaben II Preservative. This kit will make up to 2.5 gallons of lotion.
|Quart Batch||1/2 Gallon Batch||Gallon Batch|
Water (Distilled water @
|Lotion Base CM||3.25||91||6.5||182||13||364|
Vegetable Oil (Sweet Almond,
Olive, Apricot Kernel)
|Simple & Economical by Tiffany on 2013-11-03 20:16:56|
|Rating:||5 of 5 - Excellent|
|Pros:||Lotion making simplified! Thanks for such an easy and economical way to make no-fail lotions. I love the way you can customize the viscosity. Accepts fragrances with ease and consistently produced a wonderful product!|
|Cons:||The Polymer Thickener had settling at the bottom. Make sure it is completely shaken before use.|