Yield: 1 Gallon Lotion Base CM makes 10 gallons of lotion 1 Quart of Polymer SP will thicken 10 gallons of lotion
WE SUGGEST ALWAYS STARTING WITH STERILIZED METAL OR GLASS BOWLS & METAL MEASURING
& MIXING TOOLS, WORKING ON A COUNTER SPACE CLEANED AND WIPED WITH
A LIGHT SOLUTION OF BLEACH IN WATER.
We suggest using a digital scale to measure your components. Choose the batch size you wish to make from the table below.
Set your scale for either ounce or gram measurements. Measure your ingredients in the quantities listed in either ounces or grams.
Remember, all measurements are listed by weight, not by fluid ounces.
Phase 1: Pre-mixing the Lotion Base CM
||1/2 Gallon Batch
Water (Distilled water @
|Lotion Base CM
Vegetable Oil (Sweet Almond,
Olive, Apricot Kernel)
Mix these products together for 2-3 minutes using gentle agitation with whisks or mixing spoon. The oil and water will not emulsify, but you want the mixture to be well blended.
Phase 2: Preparing the Polymer SP
- Stir your container of Polymer SP well before portioning.
- Choose the amount of Polymer SP to add to your Phase 1 preparation, using the Consistency Table below to choose the end product you wish to make.
IMPORTANT: You can always add more Polymer SP to increase thickness, but if you start TOO THICK, you will need to prepare another Phase 1 batch to re-balance your desired viscosity. So if you are not sure, add increments of the Polymer SP to achieve your desired consistency.
PRODUCT CONSISTENCY TABLE (PER ONE GALLON BATCH)
3 oz Polymer SP Very light lotion
5 oz Polymer SP Normal lotion
7 oz Polymer SP Very light cream
9 oz Polymer SP Night cream
Phase 3: Blending Your Recipe
Slowly pour a stream of your Polymer SP portion into your Phase 1 base, while continuously blending (a stick blender works well). You will notice the lotion start to thicken after mixing for about 2 minutes. Continue mixing for a full 5 minutes to ensure that Polymer SP is completely dispersed to activate the emulsifier and the thickener.
When you’ve achieved your base consistency, add your preservative, color and fragrance, and blend well. Your ready to package!
-Lotion Base Tutorial
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