Pomade has decent texture but water around edges of container
I recently brewed a small batch that I thought initially had a decent texture.
However, I left it overnight and the next day, I noticed my container (tin can) was cold to the touch (because of the excess water) - much colder than any of my store bought products. Upon closer examination, I saw that the outer layer was watery and if I squeezed the tin can, the emulsion oozed a little bit of water near the edges.
You can kind of see it here in the picture. The center is nice, but the edge is watery after cooling - I’m pretty sure that if I squeezed it enough and tip the jar over, I can pour some liquid out. I don’t have a better picture cause I tossed this in the bin shortly after.
Is this an issue with my phases not emulsifying properly or do I just need to use less water?
H20 - 43.8%
Clays - 13%
PVP - 1%
Propanediol - 1%
C25 - 6%
Waxes - 24%
Oils - 10%
Preservative + Fragrance - 1.2%
1. Mix oil phase and heat until 85C.
2. Mix water phase with clay and heat until 85C
3. Mix the two phases together and blend.
4. Add preservative + fragrance at around 78C. Quick blend.
5. Pour at around 76C (any lower than this and it becomes very thick).
I’ve looked at my previous batch and their compositions and every time I lowered the water composition, it feels like my product is too thick to work with, but if I increase it, the mixture is moist with extra water. I’ve been considering dropping some wax for some petroleum/mineral oil. Would appreciate any feedback