Even the youngest and the fittest of us will need some handy muscles and joints relief after a heavy work-out, an unusual strain or a long shopping day (can you even remember those days?)
In this almost KISS emulsion we have relied on the old house-medicine. Ingredients such as:
These ingredients have been used for centuries as a balm, a wrap or a compress to relief muscle and joint pain and some of our customers have created professional sports products or specific massage products for elderly using these ingredients.
The formulation and procedure are rather easy and straightforward yet the skin feel of the emulsion is amazingly nice and silky. There is no soapiness and no tackiness thanks to the blend of gums and the emulsifier. We deliberately kept the viscosity in a medium range so that the emulsion is easily applied but by varying the ratio of butter to oils you can increase or decrease the viscosity.
|Distilled or deionized water||to 100,0%|
|Natural emulsifier GSC POF||5,0%|
|Green silicone alternative||2,0%|
|Black cumin CO2 extract||1,0%|
|Curcuma longa CO2 extract||0,5%|
|St John's wort oil||3,0%|
|Lactic acid||To adjust the pH|
1- Blend phase A and C in separate heat-proof beakers
2- Disperse and hydrate the gum blend (phase B) in phase A @RT
3- Heat phase A+B and C in a water bath between 82-85 C
4- Emulsify the oil phase in the water phase
5- Start cooling down while stirring
6- When the temperature reaches under 50 C add the sensitive phases (Phase D and E)
7- When the emulsion reaches <35 C add the preservative system and the essential oils.
8- When the emulsion reaches the room temperature prepare a 10% dilution and measure the pH. In our case it was 6,65.
9- Reduce the pH by adding lactic acid. If you are making this formulation for the first time add the lactic acid gradually and measure the pH in between.
10- Prepare another dilution of the emulsion and measure the pH. In our case it was 5,26. We are aiming for a pH between 4,9-5,5.
11- Take the stability and micro kit samples and fill the rest in a suitable container
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Stay safe and productive.