yesterday's post on Sucragel AOF, products made with this emulsifier can be made cold. Let's take a look at a few recipes we could make through cold process with Sucragel AOF.
LIGHT LOTION USING SUCRAGEL AOF
5% Sucragel AOF
10% rice bran oil
10% soy bean oil
0.5% Vitamin E
2.5% sodium lactate
0.5% xanthan gum
0.5% liquid Germall Plus
1% fragrance or essential oil
69.5% distilled water
Make sure you follow this order when making this product. Put the oil phase into a tall container - a beaker, a beer cup, a drinking glass - then add the water phase. Using a stick blender or propellor mixer, blend for about 3 minutes to ensure good consistency. Let it sit for at least an hour before bottling to ensure it has the consistency you want. If you want it slightly thicker, add 0.5% xanthan gum to the lotion before bottling.
I know in this post on xanthan gum I mention using 0.1% to 0.3% so you don't end up with an epic lotion fail, but I found that using up to 1% was necessary for thickening with this emulsifier. Start with 0.1% if you are more comfortable doing that!
If you use lighter oils and leave out the xanthan gum, you'll end up with a lotion that is thin enough to spray!
Original recipe can be found here...
MOISTURIZING SPRAY FOR YOUR HAIR USING SUCRAGEL AOF
6% Sucragel AOF
0.5% liquid Germall Plus (or other preservative of choice)
Add the Sucragel and oils to the container, then add the water and liquid Germall Plus. Stick blend for up to 5 minutes to ensure the product emulsifies properly.
Which oils can you use for your hair? Click here for a post on this topic!
You could add a butter to this product - something like shea butter might be nice! - but you'll have to heat the product to make that work. So join me tomorrow as we enjoy more formulating fun with Sucragel AOF and recipes that require heating!