Hi, everyone. I made an emulsion using water, mineral oil, Stearic acid, cetearyl alcohol, glycerine, sodium lactate, butylene glycol, propylene glycol, Triethanolamine, sorbitol, dimethicone, isopropyl myristate, petroleum jelly, Carbomer and Euxyl K712. When I used the mixer after heating the phases it curdled…water at the bottom. I continued to mix it manually using a spatula and somehow with that, as it cooled, it came together. The curdling/ separation has never happened for me before. What could have been the cause?
My eyes also seem to be sensitive to it…when I sniff it I get the same sensation as I do from menthol. What could the reason be?
The ingredients I haven’t used in an emulsion before here are the sodium lactate (2.5%), butylene glycol (1%)and sorbitol (1%).
Any similar experiences? Tips?
Also, what can I do to make my emulsion flow easily out of the bottle. It is meant to be a lotion but is too thick. My water % is 79.