Adding 50% of water phase after emulsion is made, is it ok?
In order to make lotion making process easier i wanted to make add 50% of water phase after the emulsion was made.
I made a 500g sample with
3% Polyglyceryl 4 Laurate4% petrolatum
0.3% xanthan gum
1% phenoxyethanol+caprylyl Glycol
WaterI first made the emulsion with 50% of water phase when it was above 60°c and then added the remaining water at room temperature to cool the batch easily. The emulsion that formed was grainy and not properly made. This emulsion was made with stick blender.
I then made a 10kg batch the same way with homogenizer and it was property made and stable.
My questions are,
1. Is it ok to add 50% of water face after emulsion is made in order to Make the cooling process easier?
2. Does adding 50% of water phase after the emulsion is made has any effect in emulsion stability?