ISO Aleppo Massage/Lotion Bar Recipe

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Alsobia

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Hi there!
I was looking on Etsy and spotted somebody selling Aleppo Lotion Bar!
Does anyone have a recipe to share or can I purchase the recipe somewhere?

Thank u!!
 

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So I had a look at the easy listing and they are using three ingredients - Olive Oil, Laurel Berry Oil & Soy Wax.

When you look at label that's been incorrectly written as it's not as International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI) you notice that the first ingredient is soy wax (as it's the main ingredient), then olive and lastly laurel berry.

From the colour I very much doubt there is very much Lauris Nobilis Fruit Oil. It's listed as the third ingredient. I don't have any laurel berry oil on hand, I have some on backorder so I can't test this but I will when my order arrives.

I've made Aleppo soap with Lauris Nobilis (laurel berry) Fruit Oil being 20-30% of the recipe, the balance of the oil being olive as they complement each other with that smell. it's being sold at $23 for 50g and $57 for 225g. 1 litre of laurel berry oil is around $120. So $12 per 100mls.

Lotion bars are usually based on a very simple formula: 33% waxes 33٪ butters 33% oils and 1% Fragrance. They can be altered in a number of ways.

This bar though has 3 ingredients and both emollients are liquid oils. It is likely they are using 50% wax and 50% oil.

50% Soywax
30-40% Olive oil
10-20% Laurel Berry oil
As said the colour makes me suspicious of the amount of laurel berry used.

I am going to suggest if you want to use the same ingredients to use 30% olive 20% laurel and 50% soy wax.
I'd add some tocopheryl to help with oxidisation.

I would also swap the soy wax for beeswax, carnauba wax or candielĺa wax or a combination of waxes.

Does this help?
 

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Beeswax is much harder than soy wax, and candelilla and carnauba are even harder. They are definitely not even swaps.
 

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Beeswax is much harder than soy wax, and candelilla and carnauba are even harder. They are definitely not even swaps.
Yes, I know. I use 60 % for candelilla and 80% carnauba. And if you read correctly I actually explained the normal percentage and that you need a lot more soywax. Personally, I used candelilla, carnuaba, berry and a few different esters. And if you were doing a swap for this actually if you swapped the soy wax for candelilla wax at 35% with liquid oils like this one uses it would work really well..
 
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