|I promised last week that I would show you how I tested different percentages of Dry-Flo in my lotion formulation. I made a “Master Batch” where I added everything except the Dry-Flo. I had it completely blended and ready to put into containers. Instead of packaging into containers, I weighed ten grams of my lotion into several small beakers. I then added .2 grams of Dry-Flo for a 2% usage rate of Dry-Flo. I stirred the Dry-Flo into the lotion using a pipette. I also tested 4%, 6% and 8% usage rates.
Once I had mixed the Dry-Flo into the lotion, I lined them up and labeled them. Then I put small amounts of the lotion on my forearm and rubbed it in. On my forearm, I really like the 8% usage rate. It felt nice and velvety, just the texture I was looking for. The 6% usage rate was nice and velvety and it also had a hydrating feel to it.
After I tested the lotion on my forearm, I tested it on my dry knuckles. To my surprise, 6% usage rate was my favorite. It made my knuckles have that soft, velvety texture as well as hydrated the dry skin. The 8% usage rate made my hands feel dry and powdery. The 8% usage rate did not feel as nice as the 6%. The 2% and 4% usage rates did not give as much of that velvety texture I wanted. I decided that due to the feel of the lotion on my knuckles, I preferred a 6% usage rate overall.
Here is the size of recipe I used.
Collect needed items:
Weigh all of the ingredients except Optiphen and the Dry Flo into a microwaveable container. Heat until all of the ingredients have melted. Using an immersion blender, mix until blended. Allow the solution to cool to 120 degrees Fahrenheit before adding the Optiphen. Stir occasionally while you are waiting for the mixture to cool. This prevents your lotion from separating.
Weigh your master batch of lotion into 10 gram increments. Add .2 grams of Dry Flo to test a lotion with 2% Dry Flo. Mix well. Weigh out another 10 grams of lotion and test another percentage. For a lotion with 4% of Dry Flo, add .4 grams of Dry Flo. Test as many batches as you would like and compare. Don’t forget to write down your notes. You may want to reference them later. Enjoy!
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