I am working on a cleansing balm formulation that contains the following ingredients:
5% Montanov L
5% Oliwax LC
5% Cetyl Alcohol
5% Lauryl Laurate
5% Polysorbate 80
10% Shea Butter
10% Mango Butter
30% Apricot Kernel Oil
25% Rice Bran Oil
0.9% Sea Buckthorn Oil
0.1% Rosemary Oleoresin
(Oils and butters subject to change, these are just "placeholders" while I figure out which oils and butters to use in the final products.)
I am experiencing blooming as you can see in the picture.
I have found very little information about this phenomenon on the internet.
I have been cooling the balm in the fridge because I think it helps create a more reflective surface, but one of the bits of information I was able to find did mention that temperature fluctuations exacerbate blooming. So maybe I should stop doing that?
Would bringing this to trace in an ice water bath help?
Please let me know if you have any other suggestions. I really really want this to work. Thank you so so much.