ECOCERT & Whole foods premium compatible oil in water base lotion formula - changes?

ZinkZink Member
edited February 2014 in Formulating
DI water 70.5%
Organic Jojoba oil 20%
Glyceryl Stearate 5%
Cetearyl Alcohol                 2%
Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate   1%
Gluconolactone and Sodium Benzoate 1.5%

Want to keep it as simple as possible, all of these are OK for ECOCERT and Whole foods compatibility, but any way to make it better w/o losing comp? It's just supposed to be a base formula, so moisturizing or "active"/active ingredients can be added later.

Final pH should be between 5-6, might need a pH adjuster (interestingly whole foods allows lactic acid for pH adjustment only). 

Probably need a thickener.



  • ZinkZink Member
    edited February 2014
    Interestingly some use essential oils as preservatives at under 1%, I wonder if there are any that are low on smell, high on antimicrobial/fungal effect? Seems sketchy to me
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