Basic Lotion Crème

Basic Lotion Crème

image of basic lotion crème

A simple cold process emulsion using Sucragel AOF or Sucragel AOF Bio. Try using different oils and oil soluble ingredients in Stage 1 to customise the lotion.
Stage 1: (room temperature)
16% White Poppy Seed Oil
1.5% Vitamin E
1% Essential Oils of your choice
 
Stage 2: Room temperature)
74% Bottled Spring Water
1% Preservative 12
0.5% Konjac Glucomannan Powder
 
Stage 3: (room temperature)
6% Sucragel AOF Bio or Sucragel AOF
100% Total
Grape Seed Oil
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Method:
  • Mix the Stage (water stage) water and Preservative 12 together, then sprinkle the Konjac Glucomannan Powder over the surface and stick blend until smooth. Set the mix aside to allow it time to swell and expand into a gel.
  • Combine all Stage 1 (fat stage) materials together.
  • Start stirring the Sucragel AOF Bio or Sucragel AOF with a spatula until it goes slightly opaque. Add a small amount of the Stage 2 oil blend and stir into the Sucragel AOF Bio or Sucragel AOF until it is fully absorbed.
  • Keep adding more oil a little at a time. Do not add a large amount in one go. It must be fully incorporated after each addition by stirring.
  • When all the oils are fully incorporated, add a little of the Stage 2 gel. Stir and add a little more. Continue adding more gel this way.
  • When all the ingredients have been combined, bottle and label.

2 Responses

Aromantic Team
Aromantic Team

July 28, 2020

Thank you for your enquiry.

Please see the below response from our Research and Development Team;

“Actually, the cream in the photo is not as thick as you might think. It would stay in the pot if turned upside down but it is still a very light cream.

A couple of things may have happened for you.
Changing the oil would not have made much difference as Sucragel adapts very different oil textures very well. However, thickeners vary very much. Some thicken with cold water; some need hot water and some need to be cooked. It is very likely that a different percentage was needed. However, if the gel looked thick, that should have been OK. The thickness of the gel on its own is slightly thicker than the finished cream will be.

You need to feed the gel into the Sucragel gelee in very small mounts, just the same as when creating the gelee. If you put too much gel in and it is not absorbed between stirrings, then it will sheer the Sucragel gelee immediately."

Peggy Houtz
Peggy Houtz

July 28, 2020

Hello,
I tried this recipe (substituting the oil and thickener only). My emulsion was runny. How did yours turn out so thick (as shown in picture)? Did you use emersion blender or whisk by hand?

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