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Now that you’re ready to make your own natural shower gel, gather together the following ingredients from your formulation stash (or order them from the suggested suppliers listed at the bottom of this blog post):
Follow our instructions step by step in order to make your own version of our colourful and uplifting grapefruit and blue spirulina shower gel.
Blend all Phase A ingredients together in a beaker or container.Blending these ingredients first will give the gums time to disperse in the glycerine while you weigh out the other ingredients. By blending the glycerine and gums, you are aiming for a smooth texture as this will prevent the gum from clumping.
Separately blend all the Phase B ingredients in a beaker or container. Blend all of the surfactants together in one beaker. Adding the essential oil at this stage means that the Caprylyl/Capryl glucoside can solubilise the essential oil. Stir slowly until there are no streaks in the liquid and wait for it to turn translucent.
Separately blend all the Phase C ingredients in a beaker or container. Weigh out your waters and add your Blue spirulina to let it dissolve fully.
Start by adding your Phase B ingredients to your Phase C blend slowly. Add the surfactants slowly and stir until fully combined. Make sure to stir all of the ingredients together well but do not stir too fast or your gel will begin to foam. Because of the pH of these surfactants, the colour will change to purple as you add them to the blend.
Next add the Phase A ingredients to your overall blend. Slowly combine the waters with the gum/glycerine mix bit by bit and stir very slowly.
Leave the ingredients to thicken slightly at this point
You are aiming for the blend to reach a pH of 5 to 5.5. Adjusting the pH will make the blend blue again and remember that preservative eco will lower the pH slightly. Stir until the blend is completely blue.
Add Phase D, the preservative to your blend and stir.
Check and adjust the pH as necessary. We are looking for a pH of 5 in your overall blend.
Transfer the gel to a bottle and leave it for 24 hours for the gel consistency to form completely and for the gel to become clear and bubble free.
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