Newbie Question - Am I on the right track?
I am a diyer. I made a 60 (oil - all liquid):40 (water and humectants) lip moisturiser with Soy Lecithin (3%) as emulsifier. It seemed to work until the following day when it separated. OK, go back to the drawing board. However my mother used it and absolutely loves it as a general face moisturiser. (We have a lot of allergy issues - hence the DIY) She actually would be happy with the formula that separates, but I am not. She didn’t like my second version which incorporated shea butter, cera bellina and reduced water.
My next thoughts are to take the original recipe, increase the Lecithin to 4% and add 1% cetyl alcohol as a emulsifier booster. Am I on the right track?
I have limited easy access to supplies, only one local supplier that I am aware of offers alternatives to “clean beauty” ingredients. I chose Lecithin as the main emulsifier as I know it is lip safe and that was the original aim.
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