in this post. We won't be including the activated charcoal!) The Formulator Sample Shop was kind enough to send me a few ingredients with which to play, so I thought I'd try a few of those things in this product.
Please note, I am not affiliated with any supplier or manufacturer. Sometimes I am sent things by suppliers for free, but I have made it clear to those suppliers that I will give my completely honest opinion about those ingredients. I am not paid by anyone to say anything on this blog!
I based this recipe on my favourite body wash with esters recipe, but made tons of changes because...well, I felt like it. I don't recommend making tons of changes but I've made these over time, but didn't update the blog with them. I've added the bull kelp and biowater bamboo to this product for the first time. The rest of the ingredients remain the same.
JAPANESE THEMED MOISTURIZING BODY WASH WITH SEA KELP, BAMBOO, AND WILLOW BARK
HEATED WATER PHASE
12% cocamidopropyl betaine
6% polyglucose/lactylate blend
12% C14-16 olefin sulfonate
10% aloe vera
5% glyceryl cocoate
5% myristamine oxide
2% hydrolyzed oat protein
9% chamomile hydrosol
5% water soluble shea butter
5% bull kelp bioferment
COOL DOWN PHASE
5% willow bark extract
2.5% biowater bamboo extract
0.5% liquid Germall Plus
1% fragrance oil
At the end, after fragrance and coming to room temperature - 1% to 5% Crothix
Heat all the heated water phase ingredients together and hold for 20 minutes at 70˚C. Remove from the heat and let cool to 45˚C before adding the cool down phase. Mix it all together and let sit until it comes to room temperature. Add up to 1% liquid Crothix, stir, and see if you like the viscosity. If you do, bottle the product and rejoice. If not, add another 0.5% liquid Crothix and stir. Continue at up to 5% liquid Crothix.
As a note, with these ingredients and Yuzu or Sweet Meyer Lemon fragrance oil from Brambleberry, at 5% liquid Crothix, this product is still quite liquidy. I would say on par with pouring a light "maple" type syrup out of the bottle.
So why did I use these ingredients? And can you make alterations if you don't have them? If you can't wait for the rest of these posts this week, check out the recipes in the surfactant based products section of the blog or the links below! Join me tomorrow for more fun with body washes!
Surfactant based products (not shampoo) - recipe section
Formulating for dry skin: Creating a body wash from scratch (part 1)
Formulating for dry skin: Creating a body wash from scratch (part 2)
Formulating for dry skin: What else could we include in our body wash?