Monday, December 23, 2013

What do you want to know? How to make a body milk (part one)

In the What do you want to know post, Marjo asks: I would really like to make a face/bodyMILK i have just finished the sprayable conditioner now I have BTMS-50 (finally) and I see I can go from there to a milk...but it is always nice to see a real swiftproof product walkthrough. I would be curious to see a milk like consistency here on the blog! :)

You can find a few light, sprayable lotion recipes using Incroquat BTMS-50 below. You could use Ritamulse BTMS-225 or Incroquat BTMS-25, but try making a small batch first as I've found that when we use larger water phases, the BTMS-25 products don't seem to emulsify as well. They seem to like a lot of oils in the oil phase!
Let's take a look at what makes these products light or sprayable.

What is a body milk? There isn't an official definition, but I think we can agree that it's an emulsified or lotion-like product that moisturizes and hydrates our skin that can be sprayed or poured as if it were milk. It'll have at least 70% water soluble ingredients and generally won't have thickeners, like cetyl alcohol or stearic acid, and it might not contain butter for the same reason.

So how do we get to make a product like this? Start off with a light lotion recipe - something like a facial moisturizer with a big water phase  - and modify it with things you want in a body lotion. I'm leaving in only the basic ingredients of water, oils, emulsifier, and preservative so we can go a bit nuts in modifying it.

85.5% water

10% oils
4% emulsifier

0.5% preservative

Because we have such a small oil phase, we'll load up on the water soluble goodies to make something awesome! So what could we do here to create a body milk? Just about anything! Start off by tweaking one phase, then the other, then the final phase and see what you create!

Join me tomorrow as we take a look at a few different body milks we could create with this recipe!

1 comment:

Marjo said...

:)) awsome, a swiftproof milk plus entire walkthrough
:)))) Thank you!!!!