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How To Make A Foaming Bath Whip Base

I've recently been working on making more of my own bases for my bath and body business instead of using premade ones. The latest base I have tackled is a foaming bath whip base which can be used for making foaming whipped sugar scrubs and foaming bath butters.

I've always used a premade base for these products but with inflation over the last couple of years, I wanted to see if it would be more economical for me to make the base myself, plus I would have full control over the ingredients used in the base, and so far I have been loving how this recipe turned out.

For This Recipe You Will Need:

Distilled Water 1oz

Airtight Storage Container

*This recipe will make a little bit over 4oz but you can easily scale up or down as needed.

To Make:

  • Measure out and add your distilled water, glycerin, cocomidopropyl betaine, sci powder and stearic acid to a small crockpot and heat on low, stirring occasionally until all ingredients have fully incorporated. This phase took about an hour and a half in my crockpot.

  • Once your mixture has a frosting type texture with no grittiness, whip with a hand mixer until fluffy.

  • Check the temperature of the mixture at this point to make sure it in range to be able to add your optiphen(optiphen is most effective when added to formulas between 50-175 degrees Fahrenheit)

  • If the temperature of the base is within range add your optiphen and mix until well combined. Click here

for a Whipped Lemon Sugar Scrub recipe you can use this base in. Just sub out your homemade for the premade one recommended in this recipe:)

Why I chose these particular ingredients:

Glycerin is a humectant, meaning it draws moisture to the skin, making it ideal for a whipped sugar scrub or bath butter.

Cocamidopropyl Betaine is a detergent and surfactant and is derived from organic compounds.

SCI Powder is naturally derived and biodegradable. It is also great for producing suds and works well in hard or soft water.

Stearic acid helps with cleansing and also with lather. It is a mild surfactant and also helps in giving the base body/keeping it's shape

Here is a video of me making this base. The video is of the first time I made the base but I have made it a few times since this and have really been liking this formulation.

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