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(EX. VAT) 100 g £9.79
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Emulsifan CB

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A simple emulsifier that makes thick creams able to hold a lot of heavy oils. Readily biodegradable.

Solid, white and waxy with barely any odour. It is a non ionic emulsifier that makes medium to very thick, stable Oil in Water (O/W) creams. It is readily biodegradable.

HLB 10.1

Inci:

Beheneth 10
The individual materials that make up Emulsifan CB are listed on the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing) here.
Skin Care
Very good for making massage creams as it can hold a good amount of thicker oils like Castor Oil.

It will hold up to 12-15% of solid fats as part of up to 40% total fat content.

It is able to hold alcohol tinctures without separating as easily as other emulsifiers.

Hair Care
No specific hair care use.

Other
Use 3-6%.

Add to Stage 1 (fat stage) in a double boiler and heat to above 75°C.

Separately, Stage 2 (water stage) is heated in a double boiler heat to above 75°C.

Add water stage to fat stage and keep stirring whilst keeping heat above 75°C.

Stir continuously for 5 minutes then remove from heat and cool down in a pan of cold water whilst stirring continuously.

Cool to below 40°C before adding Stage 3 (cool down stage) ingredients.

It is fat soluble so cannot be used with water only products.

The consistency can be altered by using more solid fats like cocoa butter or beeswax or cetearyl alcohol. The texture will be improved if using a stick blender during the emulsification stage. It is better when a stabiliser, such as beeswax, is added at 1.5% but this would also mean that the finished product would not be suited to use as a facial product as it could feel too waxy.

Creams and lotions made with Emulsifan CB are quite stable when a lot of oils or actives are used. The emulsifier itself gives good lubrication to a product which is useful in massage. This would be well suited for massage creams and cleansing lotions.

The alcohol in tinctures can often destabilise creams but Emulsifan CB copes well with up to 20% tinctures added.

Do not store at temperatures above 30°C.

Suggested Blends
It is best used when you want creams or lotions that are very slowly absorbed into the skin.

Cautions/Contraindications
None.
Massage Cream
Stage 1: (above 75°C)

1.5% Beeswax
15% Rice Bran Oil
5% Shea Butter Oil
5% Thistle Oil
5% Tamanu Oil
5% Emulsifan CB

Stage 2: (above 75°C)
48% Boiling Spring Water
5% Glycerine
2% Allantoin Powder

Stage 3: (below 40°C)
5% EcoSilk
1.5% Vitamin E
1% Preservative 12
1% Essential Oils of your choice
100% Total

Method:

Weigh all Stage 1 (fat stage) ingredients into a large stainless steel bowl and place into a saucepan of boiling water (double boiler/bain marie). Heat to above 75°C.

When the Stage 1 is over 75°C, add the Stage 2 ingredients to a stainless steel bowl and ensure all the ingredients are thoroughly dissolved.

Pour the Stage 2 ingredients into the Stage 1 ingredients (water into fat) and stir gently without creating air bubbles. When everything is over 75°C, stir continually for 5 minutes and keep above that temperature.

After 5 minutes, remove bowl from the double boiler and put into a pan of cold water to cool it down quickly. Keep stirring all the time.

When the product is under 40°C, add the remaining Stage 3 ingredients. Combine thoroughly, jar and label.


Sports Injury Massage Lotion
Stage 1: (above 75°C)

2% Beeswax
12% Arnica Oil
12% Comfrey Oil
12% Calendula Oil
6% Emulsifan CB

Stage 2: (above 75°C)
37% Boiling Spring Water
5% Glycerine
10% Witch Hazel Water

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

Method:

Weigh all Stage 1 (fat stage) ingredients into a large stainless steel bowl and place into a saucepan of boiling water (double boiler/bain marie). Heat to above 75°C.

When the Stage 1 is over 75°C, add the Stage 2 ingredients to a stainless steel bowl and ensure all the ingredients are thoroughly dissolved.

Pour the Stage 2 ingredients into the Stage 1 ingredients (water into fat) and stir gently without creating air bubbles. When everything is over 75°C, stir continually for 5 minutes and keep above that temperature.

After 5 minutes, remove bowl from the double boiler and put into a pan of cold water to cool it down quickly. Keep stirring all the time.

When the product is under 40°C, add the remaining Stage 3 ingredients. Combine thoroughly, jar and label.


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.
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