Humectant Comparison in Lotion, Liquid Glycerin
I’ve had many questions about my favorite humectant. I decided to sit down this week and make comparison lotion batches with the same recipe and different humectants to decide which humectant would be my favorite.
I decided to use the Granny’s Lotion recipe as my testing recipe. I planned on making all the batches and then testing them to find my favorite humectant.
Today we are making the test batch with Liquid Glycerin. As a humectant, Liquid Glycerin is very effective at pulling water from the air and this is how it moisturizes dry skin, however, it is sticky and can pull moisture from our skin instead of the air when the air has very low percentages of relative humidity.
Let’s head off to try out the recipe using Liquid Glycerin as our humectant!
Collect needed items:
Recipe: (Makes 4.2 ounces or 120 grams)
Weigh all ingredients except the additives (Liquid Germall Plus and Fragrance) into a microwave safe container. Heat in the microwave using short time bursts until everything is melted. Blend the ingredients to a smooth, creamy consistency using the immersion blender. Add the additives once the temperature drops to approximately 120° F in the mixing bucket. Stir gently until completely mixed. Pour into containers and allow to cool completely before labeling.