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Veggie Emulsifier Review & Comparision

Control batch viscosity.

Control batch viscosity.

I promised we would make test batches with the Veggie Emulsifier and compare it to the Emulsifying Wax. Today we’ll share the results of our tests. We made the comparison batches using the Granny’s Favorite Lotion recipe. Instead of using Golden Jojoba, we used Macadamia Nut Oil.

When first opening the jar the Veggie Emulsifier smells a bit like celery, but we did find the odor dissipated when used in a lotion. The scent does not interfere with any level of fragrance usage.

Veggie Emulsifier Test Batch 1.

Veggie Emulsifier Test Batch 1.

We made a total of three test batches. Here are our results:

The first batch was our control batch made with 3% Emulsifying Wax. This batch helped us to ensure we would have the lotions match with different emulsifiers.

Our second batch of lotion was made with 3% Veggie Emulsifier. This lotion did completely emulsify, but it was very thin.

Veggie Emulsifier Test Batch 2.

Veggie Emulsifier Test Batch 2.

We altered the amount of Veggie Emulsifier by increasing the amount 6% and decreasing the water by 3%. This time, the lotion was comparable in viscosity to the control batch.

Recipe Variations in Percentages:

Control Recipe made with Emulsifying Wax:
3% Liquid Glycerin
3% Stearic Acid
3% Emulsifying Wax
15% Macadamia Nut Oil
75% water
0.5% Germaben II
0.5% Fragrance Oil of Choice
First Test Recipe made with Veggie Emulsifier:
3% Liquid Glycerin
3% Stearic Acid
3% Veggie Emulsifier
15% Macadamia Nut Oil
75% water
0.5% Germaben II
0.5% Fragrance Oil of Choice
Second Test Recipe made with Veggie Emulsifier
3% Liquid Glycerin
3% Stearic Acid
6% Veggie Emulsifier
15% Macadamia Nut Oil
72% water
0.5% Germaben II
0.5% Fragrance Oil of Choice

Our findings are that while the Veggie Emulsifier will emulsify a lotion when used at the same rates as the Emulsify Wax, the resulting lotion will be thinner. You can easily solve this problem by increasing the Veggie Emulsifier or by using Stearic Acid or oils with a high stearine content like Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Palm Kernel Oil and/or other oils that are firm at room temperature.

When using any new ingredients, we do recommend making test batches to make sure you like the ingredient. I hope this helps!

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