KISS lysolecithin lotion

Since we have just restocked the sclerotium gum I am into creating low viscosity emulsions and we are sharing the formulation for a KISS emulsion to help you jumpstart into making stable low viscosity emulsions.

This emulsion is a warm-cold process since the sclerotium needs heat for complete dispersion and hydration. You can go on with a warm-warm process if you like or even a hot-hot process if you want to use waxes but since we wanted to keep this formulation KISS and work with camelina oil we made it warm-cold.

Here we go:


1- Blend phase A in a heat proof beaker

2- Heat the beaker in a water bath between 40-50 C

3- Disperse the gum and hydrate it at this temperature for 30-40 minutes

4- Add lysolecithin and stir for 10 minutes. At this point you can decide whether you want to proceed hot, warm or cold. Since we are going for a cold process we added the lysolecithin and stopped heating

5- Blend phase D in another beaker

6- Add Panthenol to the water phase (if you are doing cold process)

7- Homogenize phase D in the water phase

8- As you continue stirring add the essential oil and the preservative. We are using a preservative that performs independent of the pH and we don't measure the pH before adding the preservative

9- Prepare a 10% dilution and measure the pH. In our case it was 6,2 and we reduced it to 4,8 by adding lactic acid

10- Take your stability and micro kit samples and fill the rest in suitable bottles

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