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  • Body Butters

    Posted by botanical_works1 on August 15, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    Hello’s!
    Im quite a newbie in cosmetic formulations. I have been cold-pressing oils and trading oils locally in Kenya. I would like to formulate body butters and i have below ingredients:

    Shea Butter (Ugandan)
    Sweet almond oil (Indian)
    Coconut oil
    Avocado Oil
    Moringa oil
    Coffee oil (Green Arabica coffee)
    Jojoba oil
    Hemp oil
    Papaya seed oil
    Beeswax- White
    BASF Cetiol Sensoft
    BASF Cosmedia ACE
    Frankincense EO
    Tea Tree EO
    Carrot seed EO
    Rose Geranium EO
    Eucalyptus EO
    Cypress EO

    I am looking for inspiration- great ideas, suggestions on percentages. Much appreciated.

    botanical_works1 replied 4 years, 10 months ago 4 Members · 8 Replies
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  • Microformulation

    Member
    August 15, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    You are asking for a lot of free info. What have you researched on your own yet?

  • OldPerry

    Member
    August 15, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    https://chemistscorner.com/cosmeticsciencetalk/discussion/5339/where-to-find-free-formulas-for-cosmetics#latest

    If you had some specific question you might get more helpful responses.

  • ngarayeva001

    Member
    August 15, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Actually the best inspiration is to see what other successful brands do. Go to thebodyshop’s website and check their body butters. You don’t have to copy what they do but you can get inspired and make your own.

  • botanical_works1

    Member
    August 16, 2019 at 6:11 am

    You are asking for a lot of free info. What have you researched on your own yet?

    I have researched on body butters and mostly the formulation is:
    Shea butter 25%
    Mango butter 10%
    Sunflower oil 60%
    Beeswax 5%
    E-oils qs

    I want to bring in sensory element (BASF pillow talk), smooth spread without drag..thats why I got some cetiol sensoft. The Cosmedia ACE as an emulsifier if I wanted to add some aqua based extracts, also a good thickener. My target is to achieve 98% organic claims.

  • botanical_works1

    Member
    August 16, 2019 at 6:13 am

    Actually the best inspiration is to see what other successful brands do. Go to thebodyshop’s website and check their body butters. You don’t have to copy what they do but you can get inspired and make your own.

    Thank you. I have checked them out for inspiration and will sure explore in the lab. Merci

  • botanical_works1

    Member
    August 16, 2019 at 6:16 am

    Perry said:

    @Perry thank you.

    I want to bring in sensory element (BASF pillow talk), smooth spread without drag..thats why I got some cetiol sensoft. The Cosmedia ACE as an emulsifier if I wanted to add some aqua based extracts, also a good thickener. My target is to achieve 98% organic claims.

    So, with my available ingredients, how can i achieve this.

  • OldPerry

    Member
    August 19, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    To make a 98% organic claim, you’ll need to get certified by the USDA. 
    https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media/Cosmetics-Body%20Care%20Products.pdf

  • botanical_works1

    Member
    August 20, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    Perry said:

    To make a 98% organic claim, you’ll need to get certified by the USDA. 
    https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media/Cosmetics-Body%20Care%20Products.pdf

    I am based in Kenya and we do not have strict regulations. Thank you for the links, i have access to amazing formulations, thanks to you. I am working close with BASF and also got access to their formulations.

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