Update: Alrhough the suppliers state to mix Lumorol K5229 slowly with a spatula or stirring rod to avoid kicking up too many bubbles, and as such that it how we made ours, it has since become apparent from the manufacturer information that the best and most stable product will result from using an overhead stirrer.
What can we learn from this? Always cross check ingredient information with the official manufacturer details as suppliers will not always give correct or complete information.
That said, the below products do appear remain stable after just hand mixing, so if you do not have access to the correct equipment and just want to make this for yourself, just go ahead and experiment for yourself. Just bear in mind what we’ve said above ;)
This is a collaboration with Tara Lee. Make sure you go and check out Tara’s channel, as she’s done some amazing videos and has been on YouTube for a while, so there is lots to binge watch!
We’re making stuff with Lumorol.
You can watch her video HERE.
Lumorol K5229 (INCI: MIPA-Laureth Sulfate, Laureth-4, Propylene Glycol) is a waterless blend of anionic and non-ionic surfactants that holds oils well, creating a beautiful foaming oil-based product without the need for other surfactants.
When it comes into contact with water, it self-emulsifies into an oil-in-water foaming emulsion that cleanses the skin.
This means you can make beautiful foaming body washes and scrubs without the need for a water-based formula.
My first formula is an oil-based shampoo. Use as a treatment type product and do not use if you wear hair extensions, as this shouldn’t get on the bonds. Other than that it is a fantastic conditioning shampoo that can really calm flyaway hair.
Technically you can just weigh all of this into the same beaker in one phase, but I’ve split it out into its different ingredient types to not confuse those of you still learning.
Formula and Recipe for a 50g Batch
60% (30g) Lumorol K5229
20% (10g) Fractionated Coconut Oil
10% (5g) Argan Oil
8% (4g) Macadamia Oil
1% (0.5g) Essential Oil of choice
1% (0.5g) Vitamin e
- Weight out all ingredients
- Pour into one beaker
- Stir gently to avoid too many bubbles
- Bottle up ready to use
My second formula is a foaming body scrub. A fab way to make a foaming scrub without the need for water.
Formula and recipe for a 100g Batch.
20% (20g) Lumorol K5229
9% (9g) Shea Butter, Refined
3% (3g) Fractionated Coconut Oil
3% (3g) Jojoba Oil
2% (3g) Blackberry Fragrance Oil
1% (1g) Vitamin e
0.5% (up to 0.5g) Mica or Pigment
61% (61g) Granulated Sugar
0.5% (0.5g) Poppy Seeds
- Weigh out ingredients
- Add phase B ingredients to a heatproof beaker and heat in a water bath (Bane Marie) until melted
- Take off the heat and allow to cool to 40 degrees C
- Add the lumorol and stir
- Add the Phase C ingredients and stir
- Add the Phase D ingredients and stir
I haven't added a preservative since this is a waterless (anhydrous) product and contains a lot of sugar, however, if you intend on making this to sell, then I would advise adding a broad-spectrum preservative, since it will be used with wet hands in the shower. Always check the solubility of your preservatives along with pH stability and any other factors that would affect its efficacy.
With regards to substitutes for these formulas.
Lumorol – No sub
Oils and Butters – Any that you prefer. Take notice of how well they absorb, how light they are and how greasy they are.
Fragrance – Any you like. Check IFRA for allowances.
Vitamin e – No sub, can leave out, but I recommend keeping for its antioxidant properties.
Exfoliants – Any you like. Adjust percentages to your liking.
DISCLAIMER Any advice is researched by ourselves and any formulas and recipes are experiments created for the purpose of sharing on Patreon and YouTube. Revega does not make any claims as to their qualifications or the efficacy of the formulations which are shown here for entertainment purposes, and accepts no responsibility for how you use the information given. We are self-taught and offer these videos from our years of knowledge and experience in making our own cosmetic products. Remember that if you intend to use one of these formulations for your own product range, do your own research, experiments, adjustments and tests before using, gifting or selling.