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Unformatted text preview: Adding moisturizng, color, and scent properties to soap Selecting Scents
Most soap scents come from concentrated perfume-like oils called essential oils Fragrance Oils are then created from the essential oils and other artificial scents Fragrance oils are also used in lotions and candle-making Fragrance oils are often a mix materials that intend to copy scents found in nature Scrumptious scents
Scent makers may have up to 500,000 raw ingredients to form their fragrance oils with! Often, only 80% of fragrance oil is essential oil Fragrance oils may affect the processing of soap and need to be tested before used in a large batch Scent makers may have up to 500,000 raw ingredients to form their fragrance oils with! Often, only 80% of fragrance oil is essential oil Fragrance oils may affect the processing of soap and need to be tested before used in a large batch Choosing a Colorant
There are several different options to color your soap
Soap Pigments FD&C Colorants Micas Natural Colorants Pigments: Oxides and ultramarines
FDA regulated manufactured in labs. Iron Oxides found in nature are often accompanied by toxic metals, hence lab processing guarantees a safer, purer product. They are cost effective and stable (not likely to change to another color during the processing) FD&C Colorants
Wide-ranging and lab-produced Often treated with mistrust as some formulas have been discontinued after implication in causing cancer (Red No. 2 in 1976) The FDA regulates the production More reliable than thought as they are the same colorants used in processed food Fairly inexpensive and very concentrated Known to mix smoothly Micas
Naturally mined from the earth and then coated with pigments or FD&C colorants Dual-sided color allows Micas to shimmer and gleam Mica puts the shine in lipstick and eye shadow Best used in clear soaps as it requires light to shine Doesn’t clump in processing Natural Colorants
No technical definition for Natural Colorants Just because it is natural, it is not necessarily better/safer Some common uses
Yellow- Saffron Green- Chlorophyll Red- Paprika (may be irritating) Brown- cocoa bean, fermented tea Moisturizing
Lotion is a form of moisturizing soap Lotion includes 5 things:
Water Oil Preservative Emulsifier Thickener The science of soft The emulsifier in lotion is used to emulsify the water and oil or, to keep them in a suspension together By keeping the water and oil together, you can apply the oil the oil to your body to soften and smooth without it beading up The most frequently used emulsifying agent for lotion is Emulsifying Wax Works consulted
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