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  • How to create a perfumed body mist

    Posted by Sammcgregor85 on June 1, 2023 at 10:58 am

    Hi Guys,

    Hope you all doin great.

    I need to make a perfumed body mist with castor oil and I don’t know which ingredient I need to use & the process.

    Can anyone help me please ?

    ketchito replied 6 months ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Perry44

    June 1, 2023 at 3:37 pm

    Well, Polysorbate 80 might work to solubilize castor oil. Then you would need water and your fragrance materials to make the formula. And a preservative too.

  • mikethair

    June 2, 2023 at 2:19 am

    Any reason you have decided to use Castor oil?

    I have formulated similar products and used a blend of Rice Bran and Grapeseed oils. These felt a lot nicer on the skin than Castor oil. Important for the end-user.

    And yes, as mentioned by Perry, you will need to experiment with Polysorbate 80 to achieve the correct level of solubilization.

    And the addition of water and fragrance, plus a preservative regime will need to be trialed extensively to ensure that the formulation in its entirety works.

    I would suggest you set up Excels and record all quantities (in grams) and the results, including trials with consumers. In my experience, this can take at least three (3) months before your formulation can be finalized. And don’t forget the microbial lab tests.

    Kind regards,

    Dr. Mike Thair

    Master Formulator

  • ketchito

    June 2, 2023 at 6:48 am

    Bu Castor oil, do you mean PEG-40 hydrogenated oil? The last one is a solubilizer, and is usually chosen in these type of products. If your body mist has alcohol, then up to some level you won’t need a preservative (although, as previously suggested, you’d need to micro test your formula). Now, with these products you need to ensure solubility, UV light and oxidation stability due to the high fragrance content (compared to other water base formulas). You might need to add a UV filter and/or an antioxidant.

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