Sample olivem1000 formula?

hello all! 

does anyone have a good olivem 1000 formula that doesnt use too much olivem 1000 ? I only can use cetyl alcohol, steric acid, sodium lauryol lactylate and glyceryl stearate as other emulsifiers..


  • DavidDavid Member
    edited March 2015
    Just curious - Why do you want an "olivem 1000" formula if you don't want to use it? :)
  • MarkBroussardMarkBroussard Member, Professional Chemist
    Olivem 1000 generally is required at 6% to 8% to form stable emulsions in creams, but although it is advertised as a stand alone emulsifier, that really is not the case in actual practice.

    For Creams:

    Olivem 1000  6%
    Glyceryl Stearate  2%
    Cetyl Alcohol 2%
    Xanthan Gum 0.2%

    For Lotions:

    Olivem 1000  3%
    Glyceryl Stearate 2%
    Cetyl Alcohol 1%
    Xanthan Gum 0.2%
    Chemist/Microbiologist formulating in the Organic & Naturals arena under ECOCert/Natural Products Assn/Whole Foods/National Organic Program guidelines focused skincare & haircare products. 

    See website for details
  • @david Just for cost reasons! 

    @MarkBroussard Thank you for that! 
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