Thursday, July 21, 2011

After Sport Massage Lotion

This non-greasy balm is your perfect companion after hitting the gym or an intense play-off. It’s very easy to apply, without feeling the “wetness” associated with other lotions. Dipropylene glycol is used in this recipe as a solvent for methyldibromoglutaronitrile, a preservative.

Ingredients:                                      Weight (%):

Phase A

Caprylic/capric triglyceride                          5%

Octyldodecanol                                         4%

Isopropyl myristate                               0.67%

Soybean (Glycine max) oil                      0.67%

Arnica (Arnica montana) extract              0.67%

Phase B

Bentone Gel® EUG V                                 3%

Guar gum                                             0.30%

Phase C

Deionized water                                   82.15%

Propylene glycol                                         3%

Phase D

Triethanolamine 99%                              0.15% 

Phase E

Methyldibromoglutaronitrile                      0.10%

Dipropylene glycol                                   0.10%

Perfume oil blend                                    0.20%


Mix ingredients of phase A in a clean bowl. Add Bentone Gel ® EUG V and guar gum. Heat mixture to 45°C. In a separate bowl, mix all phase C ingredients. Add triethanolamine and heat to the same temperature. Afterwards, blend mixtures of both oil and aqueous phases while maintaining the same temperature. Continue stirring mixture until even. Remove from heat. Disperse methyldibromoglutaronitrile in dipropylene glycol. When mixture cools to 30°C, add the dispersed preservative and perfume oil. Mix until cream is smooth. Pour into sterilized jars.


Flick, Ernest W. Cosmetic and Toiletry Formulations, Volume 8. Burlington: Elsevier, 2007. Print.

1 comment:

  1. in this recipe as a solvent for methyldibromoglutaronitrile, a preservative.