pondering ingredients I might like to use to create a body wash for really oily skin. Today, let's create a recipe using those ingredients I liked.
BODY WASH FOR REALLY OILY SKIN WITH NIACINAMIDE AND SEBUM CONTROL ENZYME
12% cocamidopropyl betaine
18% DLS mild
10% C14-16 olefin sulfonate
10% aloe vera liquid
10% peppermint hydrosol
11% witch hazel
2% multigrain complex or hydrolyzed protein
COOL DOWN PHASE
9% water (at around 45˚C)
2.5% sebum control complex
2.5% cationic polymers - 1.5% polyquat 7 and 1% honeyquat
0.5% liquid Germall plus
0.5% powdered willow bark
ROOM TEMPERATURE PHASE
1% fragrance or essential oil
up to 3.5% thickener, like Crothix or Ritathix
This recipe adds up to 100%, but your recipe might not as you include and remove things from it. Increase or decrease the 9% water amount in the cool down phase when you add or remove ingredients. As a secondary note, the water is in the cool down phase to dissolve my powdered extracts. If you aren't using any, feel free to move it to the heated water phase. Do not move any other ingredients into the heated water phase from the cool down phase.
I recommend using a container bigger than what you need to allow you to mix without slopping things all over the place! It's a pain to get that foaming and lathering stuff off your workspace countertop and you're wasting products!
Add your cool down ingredients. I like to put the water with the powdered ingredients and mix well, then add it to the product.
When the product reaches room temperature, add the fragrance or essential oil and mix well. Check the viscosity, and if you want it thicker, add Crothix or another liquid thickener at 0.5% at a time. Add, mix, add, mix, and so on. (I'll be writing more about thickening later this week!)
Join me Thursday to take a look at thickening our products with Crothix and Ritathix DOE.