• Posted by Ghost on June 4, 2023 at 4:40 am

    Formula (w/w in grams)

    Water - 70.89

    Mineral Spirits - 11.50

    Cetrimonium Chloride - 3.08

    Siloxane - 8.50

    Cetyl Alcohol - 2.67

    Palm Wax - 0.50

    Preservative - 0.25

    Food Color Red Solution - 0.01

    Fragrance - 0.60

    Anti-static - 2.00

    Process is:

    1. Pre-heat water.

    2. Melting Cetyl Alcohol in Mineral Spirits + Siloxane in a hotplate until it is fully dissolved.

    3. Add Palm Wax.

    4. Then add the solution from Steps 2-3 to the pre-heated water.

    5. Add Cetri. Chlr.

    6. Scents, colorants, preservative and anti-static.

    Upon standing for a few days, I identified that Siloxane separates from the solution and the solution agglomerates. After standing it in a stability chamber at 40C/60% RH then cooling it down, after a day, it separated?

    I’m trying to adjust the emulsifier: Cetyl and Cetrimonium chloride? What could you guys guide me to prevent the phase sep.?

    • This discussion was modified 6 months ago by  Ghost.
    ketchito replied 6 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • ketchito

    June 4, 2023 at 11:02 pm

    You need to make sure that both water and oil phases are few degrees above the highest melting point of your ingredients. Also, mixing should be vigorous when you combine both pases. And I’d choose a different emulsifier (like ceteareth-20, for instance…Mineral spirits would be hard to emulsify due to its very low polarity).

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