Refreshing shower gel with methol

Refreshing shower gel with methol

Formula: 40122

Phase Ingredients for ~250 ml % Quantity
A glycerin 7 17,5 gr
A flat mineral water 37,84 94,6 gr
A blue 15 oxide, cosmetic pigment 0,06 0,15 gr
B gentle washing base 40 100 gr
B Lauryl glucoside 10 25 gr
B Cocamidopropyl betaine, powder 3,2 8 gr
C menthol crystals 0,3 0,75 gr
D basil essential oil 0,4 1 gr 
D cajeput essential oil 0,6 1,5 gr
D cosgard 0,6 1,5 gr

Sanitize the dedicated containers and utensils you will work with, details in the general safety guidelines.

Preparation method:
Phase A preparation:
Add approximately 10 drops of the total quantity of glycerin to a glass. Add the pigment and mix thoroughly until the pigment is completely dispersed. It is a necessary step, otherwise the pigment will be harder to disperse, if it is simply added to the composition. Then add the remaining glycerin, mix, and add the water.

Preparation of phases B and C:
Add the phase B surfactants to a heat-resistant beaker and mix slowly, thoroughly. Place the beaker in a water bath for 2-3 minutes, mix well and remove from the heat.
Add menthol crystals over the warm mixture of surfactants, mix slowly and leave to cool to room temperature.

Combining the phases:
Phase A is added progressively (in 4-5 portions) over the B + C phase, mixing slowly and thoroughly after each addition. Avoid excessive foaming.
At the end, add the ingredients from phase D, mixing after each one. The resulting composition is transferred to the dedicated bottle; the formed foam will recede the next day. pH: ~7-7,5

An invigorating shower gel that cools and refreshes. It is very pleasant especially in the warm season. It has a very pleasant scent, given by menthol combined with the basil essential oil. The essential oil is energizing, tonic for the nervous system and antidepressant. Cajeput essential oil is known for its beneficial action on the respiratory tract, it is antiseptic and purifying.

Options and explanations:

  • the blue pigment is optional, included only for coloring, without it the shower gel will be slightly yellowish
  • instead of the essential oils proposed in the recipe, others can be used; successful combinations would be, for example: 0.2% cardamom + 0.8% lime or 0,3 % eucalyptus globulus + 0,7% green mandarin


  • Difficulty: beginner/advanced/experienced
  • Utensils: precision tablespoon, 2 glasses, teaspoon/spatula
  • Recommended container: Optima or Cristal bottle, 250 ml with disc-top cap or aluminium lid
  • Shelf-life: 3 months - prepared in optimal conditions of hygiene, kept in a cool place

This formula was developed by Elemental's qualified staff. The recipes are intended to exemplify the use of products marketed by Elemental and are believed to be accurate, however, Elemental assumes no liability or risk associated with the use of its products for the preparation and evaluation of the recipe as the conditions of preparation and use are beyond its control. The Elemental customer must ensure that the reproduction of the formulation does not infringe any intellectual property rights and that it complies with the specific rules and regulations in force. The person who prepares the recipe must refer to the safety data sheets to ensure the safe handling of all raw materials and bears full responsibility for ensuring the safe and correct use and storage of all materials procured and used. Assessments of the safety, stability, regulatory compliance and suitability of this recipe, methods and the finished product are the sole responsibility of the user and/or the legal entity placing the product on the market. Elemental is not liable for any damages resulting from the use of this information, and assumes no responsibility for misuse of selected materials, formula or method, in whole or in part.

Posted on 05/04/2016 Bath & Shower, Men's grooming recipes 0

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