Lotion Supplies

    The materials listed here will help you create lotions and creams. Remember to get a variety of fixed (carrier) oils to make your lotions.

    Allantoin


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    INCI = Allantoin

    Allantoin is a unique product that is used for skin protection. Allantoin is a white, odorless, crystalline powder. Allantoin is also used to hasten the growth of new, healthy tissue. Allantoin increases the desirability of cosmetic creams and lotions by its action as a skin protectant. Allantoin has been used in various cosmetics like shampoos, lipsticks, shaving creams, suntan products, bath foams, hair gels, baby powders, as well as the typical lotions and creams.

    Usage of Allantoin is from .5% to 2%. To add Allantoin into an emulsion product, the emulsion is made and then Allantoin is added during the cooling process, when the product is below 90 degrees F. Good mixing is required to thoroughly disperse the Allantoin.

    The FDA has approved the following statements for non-prescription, drug products containing Allantoin at 0.5% to 2.0%.

    • For the temporary protection of minor cuts, scrapes, burns and sunburn.
    • Helps prevent and temporarily protects chafed, chapped, cracked, or wind burned skin and lips.
    • Relieves dryness and softens cold sores and fever blisters.
    • Helps treat and prevent diaper rash. Protects chafed skin/minor skin irritation due to/associated with diaper rash and helps protect from/seal out wetness.
    Allantoin is considered to be nontoxic, nonirritating and non-allergenic. Allantoin is safe and effective in the dosage range recommended (0.5 to 2.0%) as a skin protectant.

    PLEASE NOTE:

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration acknowledges that Allantoin at 0.5 to 2.0% concentration can be used for the prevention and treatment of chafed, chapped, cracked, sunburned or wind burned skin or lips, cold sores, fever blisters and diaper rash, but considers such explicit claims as drug claims.

    When Allantoin is added to a personal care product and no claims are made the product remains a cosmetic. Want our advice? Remain a cosmetic!





    Cetyl Alcohol NF


    INCI: Cetyl Alcohol

    These waxy white bits (can be beads or flakes) are for making lotions. Use when you want a different emulsifier than our Emulsifying Wax or Conditioning Emulsifier. This product is for giving your lotion a thickening, conditioning, opacity and emollient flair. Use at a rate of 2 to 5% for emulsifying your lotions or creams. If the lotion or cream is not emulsifying completely, add stearic acid and possibly the regular emulsifying wax. This emulsifier is not as strong in the bonding department as our regular Emulsifying Wax. There are a lot of recipes out there for Cetyl Alcohol NF and we have had many requests for this item. Do expect a lighter lotion and a less strong water/oil bond when replacing Emulsifying Wax with Cetyl Alcohol.

    Cheers!





    Citric Acid


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    INCI = Citric Acid

    Citric acid is a must when making fizzing bath crystals. There is nothing more relaxing than getting ready for bath with an effervescent bath powder releasing a relaxing scent into the air. If you aren't sure how to make this simple bath salt mix then follow the recipe link for assistance and success. You'll love the results!





    Conditioning Emulsifier


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    INCI: Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol

    Small pastilles of conditioning emulsifier are used to make velvety lotions and creams. This emulsifier is sometimes referred to as BTMS. This emulsifier is excellent for hair and skin, emulsifies silicones, leaves a soft powdery feel, exceptionally mild and is non-irritating.

    For lotions and similar products use 1 to 5%, for hair conditioners use 1 to 10%. We generally use about 3% in lotions and find the results fabulous. This is a replacement for emulsifying wax in our recipes. If you want a more viscous cream when making a 1:1 replacement of our regular emulsifying wax, consider increasing the amount of this emulsifier by 1 or 2% and making a new test batch.






    Cyclomethicone


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    INCI: Cyclomethicone OR Cyclopentasiloxane

    MMS continues to work hard for our customers and cyclomethicone is the perfect example. There are a ton of cyclomethicone varieties available and MMS has chosen one, specifically cyclopentasiloxane, as the variety that will best suit our cutomers.

    Cyclopentasiloxane has a higher flash point so you can ship your room sprays or perfumes on an airplane without worry. Other vendors sell a cyclomethicone that can't even ship to you via airplane! Be wary, your safety, and the safety of others, is very important. For your reference the flash point is 170 degrees F.

    Cyclopentasiloxane is the perfect balance between volatility (quick drying) and spreadability. We think it is great for hair treatments, bath oils, creams and lotions, room/linen sprays, and more. Cyclopentasiloxane adds a soft, talc-like feel and is the base for superb dry perfume oils.

    INCI labeling allows for the use of either name so please use the name most suited to your product and customer base.

    This cyclomethicone is also known as Cyclomethicone NF.

    Enjoy!

    1 gallon weighs approximately 7.8 lbs




    Dimethicone


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    INCI: Dimethicone

    Dimethicone is also known as polydimethylsiloxane, or silicone oil. Silicone oils are derived from silica (quartz is a well known silica).

    You are probably wondering what dimethicone can do for you. Check this list out!

    • adds slip and glide
    • allows normal skin transpiration
    • reduces stickiness
    • imparts velvety skin feel
    • conditions the skin and hair
    • skin protectant (this means over-the-counter drug! so be careful about the claims you make on the label and in literature)

    If no claims are made, dimethicone does not need to be listed as an active ingredient. And even better, your product and facility are not required to conform to OTC drug production standards. Taking our advice and staying a cosmetic? Then list ingredients in descending order of usage rates.

    Typical Usage Rates: 0.5 - 10.0%
    Flashpoint: >600 degrees F
    Dimethicone viscosity: 1000 centistokes, a medium viscosity.

    16 fl oz weighs approximately 1.06 lbs, 1 gallon weighs approximately 8 lbs.




    Emulsifying Wax


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    INCI: Cetearyl Alcohol & Ceteareth 20

    Emulsifying wax is used to make stable blends of oil and water. Our emulsifying wax is a synthetic blend of fatty alcohols. Use approximately 5% by weight. See the Recipes section for examples of how to use emulsifying wax.






    Glycerin, Liquid (Vegetable Derived)


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    INCI = Glycerin

    Our liquid glycerin is used for many craft items from preserving eucalyptus stems to making lotions and soaps. Our glycerin is cosmetic grade so you can rest assured your transparent soap is made from the best ingredients.

    This is not a soap, it is an additive to make liquid or transparent soaps. If you need liquid soaps or transparent soap base please go to our Bases section.

    Please note: this item is sold by weight. Do not be alarmed by any headspace in this bottle.




    Hydrovance


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    INCI: Hydroxyethyl Urea

    Imagine a lotion you rub on your legs BEFORE the shower. No gloss, smooth legs, no dry patches, no sticky feeling. Just gorgeous legs. Now shower. When walking out of the shower you dry those legs and find they still feel like a million bucks! Still gorgeous, still soft, still smooth and no stickiness. That is what lotions containing Hydrovance can do! Lotions are super moisturizers for any time, not just before a shower like I love to do. I appreciate the super feeling on my skin. Use anywhere! I particularly like creams that I can massage into elbows, legs, arms and feet while relaxing from a stressful day. Replace the glycerin content in any recipe with Hydrovance. You will be so amazed by the long term moisturizing that Hydrovance has over glycerin.

    Here is your challenge to find the true capability of Hydrovance in comparison to glycerin. Make two lotions from the same recipe, except one recipe uses glycerin and the other uses Hydrovance. Apply these lotions to your legs, one leg gets the glycerin formula, the other gets the Hydrovance formula. You can use before daily activity or before the shower as I like to do. Compare your legs after 1 hour, again after 3 hours. Which feels smoother? The Hydrovance leg does!

    Use 1 to 20% in any recipe.

    16 fl oz weighs approximately 19.8 ounces; 1 gallon weighs approximately 9.35 lbs.




    Isopropyl Myristate


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    INCI: Isopropyl Myristate

    Saponification Value: 208 mg KOH / g of Fat

    This wonderful additive is used to reduce the greasy feeling in lotions and creams. IPM can also be used in lip balms and lotion bars. In lotions this product is considered a dry effect emollient to the skin. This product can be used up to 10%. Here are some beginning recommendations for your products:
    Lotions: 1 to 3%
    Creams: 3 to 6%
    Butters & Lotion Bars: 4-10%
    Massage Oils: 4-8%
    Lip Balm:1-5%
    Please remember that these are general percentages to allow you to make a test batch. Your preferences may require higher or lower rates. Just test away!

    1 Gallon weighs approximately 7.08 lbs; 5 gallons weigh approximately 35.4 lbs.




    Measuring Scoops for Colorants


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    For visual aid the .15 cc is about the same size as half a pea, 1.25 cc is the same as 1/4 teaspoon. We generally keep a scoop with each colorant we have.



    Polysorbate 20


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    INCI: Polysorbate 20

    An emulsifier for body sprays, and more! We have had many requests to add polysorbates to our catalog and in LARGE sizes. Well, many asked and we heard!

    Polysorbate 20 is most often used to emulsify oil in water mixtures, where additional viscosity is desired. If you are having trouble with your emulsions remaining stable then polysorbate 20 is a great option. Use where little foaming is desired.

    1 gallon weighs approximately 9 lbs.

    Derived from coconut oil.




    Polysorbate 80


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    INCI: Polysorbate 80

    An emulsifier for body sprays, and more! We have had many requests to add polysorbates to our catalog and in LARGE sizes. Well, many asked and we heard!

    Polysorbate 80 is recommended for oil in water emulsions like creams and lotions. Choose this polysorbate when foaming or whipping is desired like whipped body creams or foaming soaps.

    1 gallon weighs approximately 8.8 lbs

    Derived from olive oil.




    Sodium Lactate


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    INCI: Sodium Lactate

    Sodium lactate is a natural humectant, moisturizer and pH regulator. For lotions replace the liquid glycerin with sodium lactate, in soaps use up to 1/2 ounce per lb of fats to harden the bar. Produced from renewable resources and completely biodegradable makes sodium lactate a better choice when moisturization is desired. Studies have shown sodium lactate to be a better short term and long term moisturizer than glycerin, our long loved friend. Try the tests for yourself. Make your favorite lotion twice, once with glycerin and once with sodium lactate. Apply the lotion to your leg or arm twice daily for 2 weeks. We are sure you will notice the difference. Sodium lactate is less sticky when compared to liquid glycerin so if you are trying to formulate to make a less sticky lotion use sodium lactate instead of glycerin. Sodium lactate 60% USP.

    16 fl oz weigh approximately 1.4 lbs, 1 Gallon weighs approximately 10.85 lbs, 4 Gallons weigh approximately 43.4 lbs





    Squalane


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    INCI: Squalane

    Squalene is a naturally occuring substance found in human skin. It is a natural moisturizer and lubicator of the skin. Our squalane is a natural cousin to squalene and is derived from olives and is 100% vegetable in origin.

    Squalane is used in lotions to help moisturize the skin without a greasy feeling. A clear, colorless and odorless liquid for all your lotions! Try mixing it with your smoothest lotions that have cyclomethicone, dimethicone or similar items. This is an extraordinary lotion ingredient for the non-greasy lotions in your future.

    Recommended usage is between 1 and 10%.

    The following are approximate weights of the sizes available: 4 fl oz is 3.56 oz wt, 8 fl oz is 7.10 oz wt, 16 fl oz is 14.51 oz wt, 1 gallon is 6.55 lbs.





    Stearic Acid


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    INCI = Stearic Acid

    Saponification Value: 206 mg KOH / g of Fat

    Stearic acid is used to make a bar soap harder so it is very useful in all-vegetable oil recipes. It is also used as a thickener in creams and lotions.

    Paraffin wax (for candles) with a low melt point is made harder with the addition of stearic acid.

    Our stearic acid is cosmetic grade and is vegetable derived. We use 1/8 oz per lb of fats to make a harder bar soap. Stearic Acid has a melting point of approximately 156F.






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