Humectant Comparison in Lotion, Sodium Lactate
Today is the second to last day of our humectant comparison tests. To review the testing process, I am using the Granny’s Lotion recipe as my testing recipe. Saturday, I will test all of the lotions to discover my favorite humectant!
Today we are making the test batch with Sodium Lactate. As a humectant, Sodium Lactate is derived from lactic acid and will help the skin feel soft and
I decided to test the humectant directly on my skin to add more notes about the feeling on my skin. Sodium Lactate is fluid and clear in appearance, sugar water-like in viscosity. Rubbing the Sodium Lactate into my skin, I felt a velvety and powder-like feel on the skin. I continued rubbing and the feeling changed to a barely-there tacky texture that was also partly silky.
|Let’s head off to try out the recipe using Sodium Lactate 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.