Shower cream, dry skin

Shower cream, dry skin

Formula: 33541

Phase Ingredients for ~ 250 ml (200 gr) % Quantity
A flat water 34,2 68,4 gr
A glycerin 7 14 gr
A xanthan gum 0,2 0,4 gr
A gentle washing base 30 60 gr
A urea 2 4 gr
B coconut oil 8 16 gr
B emulsifier Vari-Btms (Varisoft) 6 12 gr
B stearic acid 2 4 gr
C Cocamidopropyl betaine, powder 7 14 gr
C betaine 2 4 gr
C natural cosmetic fragrance oil Milk & honey 1 2 gr
C fragard preservative 0,6 1,2 gr

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

Preparation method:
In a Berzelius beaker, mix the water and glycerin from phase A, sprinkle with xanthan gum and mix well. Leave to rest for about 10 minutes until the gel forms. The rest of the phase A ingredients are added to the gel.
Add the ingredients of phase B to another Berzelius beaker.

Place the glasses in a water bath and heat until both reach a temperature of 70°C, stirring occasionally. Once they have reached the right temperature, they are removed from the water bath.

Phase A is added slowly over phase B, stirring the composition vigorously. Stir for 3 minutes, avoiding excessive aeration and foaming along the way. To speed up the cooling process, place the beaker in a bowl of cold water and continue stirring for 3 more minutes. 

To the composition cooled to body temperature, add the Cocamidopropyl betaine powder, mix slowly, thoroughly and leave to rest for about 10 minutes. If small lumps of surfactant remain, they will soon dissolve. Then add in turn the betaine, the fragrance oil and the preservative, mixing after each one. The composition is transferred to the dedicated container, the consistency will be finalized in the following days. pH: ~6-6,5

The result is a creamy and pleasantly fragrant shower gel, formulated with moisturizing ingredients and gentle surfactants, enriched with coconut oil and emollients.


  • instead of coconut oil you can use another vegetable oil, for example: monoi, avocado, babassu or almond oil; you can also use a vegetable butter: shea, kokum, mango, cocoa, murumuru
  • instead of the proposed fragrance oil, another one or an essential oil can be used, according to preferences
  • instead of fragard, cosgard can be used (same amount)


  • Difficulty: beginner/advanced/experienced
  • Utensils: precision scale, 2 Berzelius beakers, thermometer, teaspoons
  • Recommended container: Cristal bottle with flip-top cap
  • 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 02/16/2017 Personal Hygiene recipes, Bath & Shower 0

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