Basic Lotion Crème

image of basic lotion crème

A simple cold process emulsion using AroEmul AOF or AroEmul AOF Bio. Try using different oils and oil soluble ingredients in Stage 1 to customise the lotion.
Stage 1: (room temperature)
16% White Poppy Seed Oil
1.5% Vitamin E
1% Essential Oils of your choice
 
Stage 2: Room temperature)
74% Bottled Spring Water
1% Preservative 12
0.5% Konjac Glucomannan Powder
 
Stage 3: (room temperature)
6% AroEmul AOF Bio or AroEmul AOF
100% Total
Grape Seed Oil
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Method:
  • Mix the Stage (water stage) water and Preservative 12 together, then sprinkle the Konjac Glucomannan Powder over the surface and stick blend until smooth. Set the mix aside to allow it time to swell and expand into a gel.
  • Combine all Stage 1 (fat stage) materials together.
  • Start stirring the AroEmul AOF Bio or AroEmul AOF quickly until it goes slightly opaque. An electric mixer with a spiral dough hook is excellent for this but we have found that a stick blender is too fast.
  • Add a small amount of the Stage 1 oil blend and stir into the AroEmul AOF Bio or AroEmul AOF until it is fully absorbed. The mixed oils will be absorbed into the emulsifier like a sponge.
  • Continue to add small amounts of oil and stir in until all ingredients are absorbed. The crème should thicken more after every oil addition.
  • Do not add a large amount in one go. It must be fully incorporated after each addition by stirring.
  • When all the oils are fully incorporated, add a little of the Stage 2 gel. Stir and add a little more. Continue adding more gel this way.
  • When all ingredients are fully incorporated, jar and label.


5 Responses

AROMANTIC LTD
AROMANTIC LTD

May 24, 2022

Thank you for your enquiry.

Please see the below response from our Research and Development Team;

“Take some time to read through the listings for any of our many carrier oils to see what you like the sound of and that will serve your needs.

The individual listings are filled with useful information in the Product Description and How To Use It sections.

For more specific anti aging or brightening properties look through the Active Ingredients section for oil soluble ingredients."

Jess Tearle
Jess Tearle

May 24, 2022

Hi,
I’d love to give this recipe a go. Could you please suggest an oil or two that I can add in stage one. I’d like anti ageing or brightening properties.
Thanks!
Jess

Tina
Tina

March 01, 2021

Hi, I have just done a lovely emulsion using this recipe. This was my first time using sucragel and your instructions were easy to follow. I used xanthan gum as an alternative as I didn’t have Konjac powder.
An absolutely beautiful lotion, worth taking the time to incorporate oil and water slowly. Thank you

Aromantic Team
Aromantic Team

July 28, 2020

Thank you for your enquiry.

Please see the below response from our Research and Development Team;

“Actually, the cream in the photo is not as thick as you might think. It would stay in the pot if turned upside down but it is still a very light cream.

A couple of things may have happened for you.
Changing the oil would not have made much difference as Sucragel adapts very different oil textures very well. However, thickeners vary very much. Some thicken with cold water; some need hot water and some need to be cooked. It is very likely that a different percentage was needed. However, if the gel looked thick, that should have been OK. The thickness of the gel on its own is slightly thicker than the finished cream will be.

You need to feed the gel into the Sucragel gelee in very small mounts, just the same as when creating the gelee. If you put too much gel in and it is not absorbed between stirrings, then it will sheer the Sucragel gelee immediately."

Peggy Houtz
Peggy Houtz

July 28, 2020

Hello,
I tried this recipe (substituting the oil and thickener only). My emulsion was runny. How did yours turn out so thick (as shown in picture)? Did you use emersion blender or whisk by hand?

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