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Emulsifier L

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A very natural and eco-friendly Emulisifier suited to making sprays and milky lotions for human skin. 

It is an emulsifier that is of 100% vegetable origin (non GMO of course), that is non-ionic and gives an oil in water (O/W) emulsion. It is made from glucose fatty alcohols palm and coconut oils, has excellent skin compatibility and is biodegradable. 

HLB 10.

It is a very green, multifunctional emulsifier than can make a wide range of textures from sprayable milks to butters. All the different textures will have an ultra soft, light and elegant skin feel. Emulsifier L helps to maintain the lipid layer of the skin keeping the skin moisturised and supple.

It remains stable even in extreme pH levels of 3 - 11.
Composition: C14-22 Alkylalcohols: 75-80%; C12-20 glucosides: 15-25%.

Inci:

C14-22 Alkyl Alcohol, C12-20 Alkyl Glycoside
It makes an emulsion that has a liquid crystal structure. This feels very light and elegant on the skin and is said to enhance the absorption of active materials. It slows down transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and keeps the skin hydrated for many hours after application.
Use from 0.5% to 5%

To make a spray milk, use 0.5% to 1% Emulsifier L but with no more than 5% oils. Do not use solid fats like cocoa butter and add 0.2% xanthan gum into the oil stage to improve stability.

To make a light lotion, use 1% Emulsifier L but with no more than 5% oils. Do not use solid fats like cocoa butter and add 0.2% xanthan gum into the oil stage to improve stability.

As an easy rule of thumb, use a 1:5 ratio ie 1% Emulsifier L to 5% fats. 5% Emulsifier L to 25% fats. Of course, there will be more variabilities possible depending on which oils you use as well as which solid fats.

You can also add 1% to 2% Cetearyl Alcohol to make a much thicker product with even greater stability if needed.

Add the Emulsifier L to the fat stage (stage 1) and heat in a double boiler until the temperature is over 75°C. The water stage (stage 2) should also be over 75°C. Pour the fat stage into the water stage and use a stick blender (high shear) to emulsify the two stages. This will happen in just a few minutes so keep checking. When you lift the stick blender out of the mixture, the mix running off the blender head should look like a thin cream. If iooks granular or like it is separating, it needs more high shear blending.

When it has emulsified, take it out of the double boiler and use a spatula to stir it whilst it is cooling down. You can use a cold water bath to speed up the cooling. Do not continue to use the stick blender as this will destroy the liquid crystal structure that the emulsification has formed. 

When it is under 40°C, add any stage 3 (heat sensitive) ingredients. Combine thoroughly, jar and label.

Use for sprays, milks, lotions, creams and butters.

As it has good pH stability, use for peeling lotions with AHA’s.

Use for cleansing creams as it leaves no oily film on the skin.

It is compatible with cationic materials so use these for hair conditioners and hair masks.
Mediterranean Hair Mayonnaise
The oils in this formulation are all excellent for hair but they are just as good for the skin as well. That makes this product a delight to use on the face and body as well. Try it out!

Stage 1: (above 75°C)
5% Argan Oil
8% White Poppy Seed Oil
6% Avocado Butter
1% Cetearyl Alcohol
4% Emulsifier L

Stage 2: (above 75°C)
72% Boiling Spring Water

Stage 3: (below 40°C)
2% Vitamin E
1% Preservative 12
1% Essential Oils of your choice
100% Total

Method:
Heat the fat stage to above 75°C in a double boiler. Then add stage 1 (fat stage) to stage 2 (water stage). Blend with a stick blender for a few minutes until you see emulsification has happened. Then immerse the container into a pan of cold water and stir with a spatula whilst cooling down to below 40°C. Add remaining stage 3 ingredients and combine thoroughly. Jar and label.

Top To Toe
This spray lotion can be used on your hair as a conditioner, to soften the frizz, as an aftershave soother, as a facial moisturiser, as a body lotion and as a light hand cream. Tomato Seed Oil is so very versatile.

Stage 1: (above 75°C)
8% Tomato Seed Oil
1% Cetearyl Alcohol
1% Emulsifier L

Stage 2: (above 75°C)
75% Boiling Spring Water
Stage 3: (below 40°C)
5% Phytokeratin
6% D-Panthenol
2% Vitamin E
1% Preservative 12
1% Essential Oils of your choice
100% Total

Method:
Heat the fat stage to above 75°C in a double boiler. Then add stage 1 (fat stage) to stage 2 (water stage). Blend with a stick blender for a few minutes until you see emulsification has happened. Then immerse the container into a pan of cold water and stir with a spatula whilst cooling down to below 40°C. Add remaining stage 3 ingredients and combine thoroughly. Jar and label.

We have given percentages here as this is the easiest way to work. When making smaller amounts, we assume that 10% is a similar amount to 10ml of oil or 10g of butter or powders. However, when making larger amounts, they are not the same. Decide whether you want to use measuring cylinders or scales or both in your recipes. Weighing all materials gives the best accuracy.

NOTE: For further recipes please refer to Kolbjorn’s book “The Aromantic Guide to Unlocking the Powerful Health & Rejuvenation Benefits of Vegetable Oils”.

These recipes are given in good faith and are intended for educational purposes only. They have not been evaluated or tested in any way and Aromantic Ltd. makes no claim as to their effectiveness. It is up to the reader to ensure that any products they produce from these recipes are safe to use, and if relevant, compliant under current cosmetic regulations.

Related Products:
Argan Oil
White Poppy Seed Oil
Avocado Butter
Ceteraryl Alcohol
Xanthan Gum
Phytokeratin
D-Panthenol
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