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!
- Leave-in conditioners become beard conditioners - a great recipe for men and women, bearded and unbearded alike
- Beard conditioners with linoleic acid containing oils - again, a great recipe for the bearded and unbearded alike.
- Leave-in conditioners become light, sprayable lotions
- Leave-in conditioners become light, sprayable summer suitable lotions
- Leave-in conditioners become facial moisturizers (still sprayable)
- Sprayable lotion duplicating the Body Shop's spa wisdom japan yuzu & rice body milk (with Polawax)
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.
BASIC FACIAL MOISTURIZER RECIPE MODIFIED TO BE A BODY MILK
COOL DOWN PHASE
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!