For body cleansers, you need to have surfactants so to allow them to foam and cleanse. You use a gel body cleanser as a rinse-off product in the shower, or bath, to cleanse and freshen the body.
There are many naturally-derived surfactants on the market that are accepted in the natural skincare. For this formula, we are going to make a water-based gel. It is a simple formula with a few ingredients, and you can use this product in the shower or the bath.
Cocamidopropyl Betaine is an amphoteric surfactant and also can be used as a secondary surfactant to improve foam stability. The other surfactant used is Coco-Glucoside, and when combined with Cocamidopropyl Betaine, it improves the smoothness of the foam. Coco-Glucoside is a nonionic surfactant, one of the mildest surfactants and is compatible with all skin types.
Rose hydrosol is a wonderful woman’s tool for healing, has a highly complex aroma, and it balances the emotions and female hormones. An excellent ingredient for all skin types and as well as many skin disorders. It adds and retains moisture to dry/mature skin. It is anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, calming, tissue-regenerated (healing scares), stimulating, and uplifting. Rose Hydrosol is a wonderful addition to a warm shower or bath.
Lavender essential oil calms and soothes the skin, suitable for all type of skins. It balances oil production and stimulates circulation to the skin. It is very safe to use, versatile and gentle. It helps you and your body to relax and has great benefits for the skin by regenerating skin cells. Another great oil for all skin types and needs.
Jasmine Shower Gel Cleanser
Tools & Equipment Needed
0.1g / 0.01g digital weighing scales
pH strip / pH meter
- Blend the glycerin and xanthan gum in a glass beaker.
- In another beaker measure out all the waters.
- Now you can add the gum-glycerine mixture while stirring well
- Slowly blend the surfactants into the water-glycerin, but be very careful to avoid creating foam.
- Because the essential oil needed is a very low amount, you will need to use an accurate scale—preferably one accurate to 0.01g.
- Add the essential oil and stir well.
- Check that the pH using a pH strip or pH meter, check that the cream has a pH range that is compatible with your chosen preservative. This range is normally indicated by the supplier of the preservative. If your pH isn’t in a suitable range, you can lower it by adding an acid or raise it by adding sodium hydroxide or sodium bicarbonate.
- Finally, blend in the preservative
- Transfer it into a pump bottle and label the finished product.
- Because this foam wash contains water, you MUST include a broad-spectrum preservative to ward off microbial growth. In the event, you notice any change in colour, scent, or texture, chuck it out and make a fresh batch.
- A formula should be written in a percentage of ingredients as well as grams. Our popular formulation calculator can be used to convert from percentages to weight easily. It also gives you warning alert if any of the category ingredients are out of recommended range to make sure the ratios between the ingredients are as desired.
- You can use a different hydrosol instead of the rose, or you can also use more distilled water instead of a hydrosol.
- You can always use a different essential oil blend as you wish
- You may want to replace Decyl Glucoside with Coco-Glucoside, Lauryl Glucoside or other suitable surfactants.