I am having difficulty with an emulsion creaming and weeping/sweating on top.
After emulsion a yellow substance (Likely lanolin) migrates to the top forming a thin yellow layer on the top of the product. The product will also sweat producing droplets on the surface. I’ve heard that increasing melt temperature and viscosity will help with this, but if I increase waxes too much more it makes the product more clumpy rather than creamy. I’ve tried adding more ceteareth-25 and it becomes more unstable.
Any suggestions for preventing creaming and sweating?
Please don’t pay attention to the odd order below, it pasted weird. Oil phase + water phase (180F) , fragrance + citric acid + phenoxy at cool down. I’m mixing with an immersion stick blender.
Water 50.49% propylene glycol 4.00% Potassium Sorbate 0.68% pvp 2.08% pvp/va copolymer 10.00% Petrolatum 12% Wax Lanolin 3% Cetyl Alcohol 2.50% Stearyl Alcohol 0.50% ozokerite 1.00% carnuba wax 7% Ceteareth 25 1% PEG-100 Glyceryl Stearate 2% Fragrance 2.50% Phenoxyethanol 1.00% Citric Acid 0.25%