PPG-3 benzyl ether myristate anywhere you'd use an oil, so you can include them in anhydrous products like body oils, whipped butters, and lotion bars, as well as emulsified products like lotions and creams. You'll get the great detackifying properties, additional slip and glide, and a light, non-greasy emollient by including it at 1% to 15%. (We'll be taking a look at more anhydrous and emulsified products with esters in a few days if you want some specific recipes!)
You can use it in a body wash - remember that it's soluble in some surfactants and dispersible in others - at 1% to 15% with 3% being ideal. If you're looking for more emolliency and want more than 3%, you can use one of the surfactants in which it is soluble - ALS or TEALS - or you can combine it with another ester like PEG-7 olivate (use around 3% to 4%) or something like myristamine oxide (at up to 5%). Using PEG-7 olivate should give you a clear product.
MOISTURIZING BODY WASH WITH PPG-3 BENZYL ETHER MYRISTATE AND PEG-7 OLIVATE
12% cocamidopropyl betaine
12% C14-16 olefin sulfonate
32% warm distilled water
10% aloe vera liquid
5% PEG-7 olivate
3% PPG-3 benzyl ether myristate
3% polyquat 7
0.5% preservative (liquid Germall Plus)
0.5% extract of choice
up to 2% Crothix (optional)
up to 2% fragrance or essential oil (use at safe levels)
Mix the surfactants together well, then add the rest of the ingredients (except the panthenol, preservative, and extract) and continue to mix. Try not to get too many bubbles. Heat a little water and dissolve the extract into it. Add the panthenol, extract, preservative, fragrance and colour. Let cool to room temperature, then add the Crothix 1% at a time until you reach the desired viscosity.
As a note, the body wash in the picture above is actually one with SCI, which you can find in the linked post. You can add 3% PPG-3 benzyl ether myristate and remove 3% of the water phase in that recipe, or you can substitute it for something else like the cationic polymer. If you use SCI with stearic acid, you'll see a really moisturizing body wash!
Join me tomorrow for fun formulating a shampoo with PPG-3 benzyl ether myristate!