You would use Optiphen (and another preservative to cover what opthiphen does not protect against) when you make a lotion or some other product where water is used. 100% oil-based products to not need a preservative. It's better to use an antioxident in those instead.You guys are so helpful ! I used opithen as a perservative and it separates my product Are there other preservatives or non Parabens preservative that I can use to prevent this from happening?
I can't detect any smell of it, but have to admit my smell is not that great. I have not tried phenonip so cannot compare to that. I quite like LGP, it's the one I use most of the time. (The only disadvantage is that you can't add it above 100F-ish, so if you melt things you have to wait till they are pretty cool.)Does Liquid germall plus smell like phenonip? I can smell that through quite a few scents and for lotions, I scented on the heavier side for me.
Add 10% to shea and 4% to mango butter.Hello,
I came up with a formula for my 60oz whipped shea butter with water but it does not add up to 100%
5% Shea Butter
5% Mango Butter
4% Stearic Acid
4% Emulsifying wax
1% geogard persevatives
3% Jojoba oil
3% Fragrance oil
1% Vitamin E
.05 % Rosehip oil...
What am I missing ?
That was just to get your recipe to 100%. If you had made it straight, you might was well have added more water and made a lotion. But anytime you change the butter ratios, the final product will be different.Should the shea and mango butter be the same ratio ? I want my product to be thick... will it change the consistency?
What was your process and what were the temps of your oils and water?My body butter wont whip at all... here is my recipe
1590 grams of distilled water
225 grams of unrefined shea butter
190 grams of mango butter
115 grams of emulsifying wax
115 grans of stearic acid
25 grams of German Plus
8oz of sweet almond oil
Where did I go wrong ? Is it not whipping because I didnt let it cool down before whipping?
What was your process and what were the temps of your oils and water?
For the record. I finally found my lotion calculator. You have too many oils and not enough emulsifier at the least, from the looks of it. If this was supposed to be a test run, I hope this isn't a complete wast because that's a huge batch for a test run for a recipe.