A colourless to pale yellow, hazy liquid with a slight odour that is derived from Palm Oil.
It is animal product free, has not been tested on animals, is GMO free, Sulfate and SLS/SLES free.
It is suitable for Halal and Kosher use as well as Vegans.
It is 72.18% Organic, 97.71% Natural materials and is Cosmos Organic certified.
Aqua, Decyl glucoside, Coco Betaine, Xanthan Gum, Sodium benzoate, Levulinic acid, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder, Glycerin, Sodium levulinate, Sodium phytate, Citric acid
The individual materials that make up Body Wash/Shampoo Base are listed on the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing) here.
Add up to 2g of Essential Oils to 98g of the Body Wash and stir well to make a wonderfully fragranced product for the shower. Try small amounts at first because the combination of essential oils can affect the Base Body Wash differently. For example, the citrus oils like Blood Orange and Lemon will make the product a little runnier. Keep a note of which blends are your favourites.
Makes a great base for an exfoliating body scrub. Simply add 5g to 95g of the Body Wash. Bottle and label.
You can also make a great exfoliating face scrub in the same way but use Jojoba Exfoliating Grains instead as they are more suited to the skin on the face.
Add 3g Jojoba Oil with 1g Essential Oils to 97g of the Body Wash and stir well. This makes a very gentle shampoo with a conditioning effect.
Alternatives to the Jojoba could be the same amount of EcoSilk, Calendula, Broccoli Seed or Argan Oil. Each oil will change the texture slightly differently so keep notes to find your favourite.
To make a shampoo for thickening the hair, add 5% Phytokeratin to 95% Body Wash.
Use 1% to 100%.
The preservative in this product works best at the pH it is already at (between pH4 and pH6). Adding a lot of an acidic ingredient like Aloe Vera Concentrate will shift the pH out if this range to a point where the preservative is ineffective. Bear this in mind when adding extra materials. Check the finished pH to make sure it is appropriate.
If you intend to adapt this product for resale, your safety assessor will advise you on your choice of added ingredients.
Adding 3% Oat Oil to 97% Base Body Wash makes a very luxurious all in one skin conditioning body wash and shampoo.
Freshening Body Wash
Stage 1: (room temperature)
95% Body Wash/Shampoo Base
3% Moringa Oil
0.7% Lavender Essential Oil
0.5% Cedarwood Essential Oil
0.5% Cypress Essential Oil
0.3% Patchouli Essential Oil
Combine all ingredients and stir thoroughly. Bottle and label.
Intensive Foot Scrub
Stage 1: (room temperature)
93% Body Wash/Shampoo Base
5% Pumice Powder
1% Spearmint Essential Oil
1% Tea Tree Essential Oil
Combine all ingredients and stir thoroughly. Bottle and label. Use on dry feet. The scrub will rinse away easily afterwards or the feet can be placed in a bowl of warm water to make a refreshing foot soak.
For more information and guidance on making your own skin care products please see Aromantic's books and eBooks in our Publications section.
These notes are not meant to replace medical guidance and you should seek the advice of your doctor for your health matters. The formulae 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.