For 5 years I've use a simple face cream recipe and it's easy to make and I use simple ingredients. I infuse the oils with herbs from my farm. I wanted to try to make the cream last longer and add more ingredients that were all natural that added moisture and other benefits. So I got the "Formulating lotions" book by Susan Nichols. Since I wanted to use an all natural emulsifier, I decided to learn the HLB system and thought I understood the whole process. I've been to just about every website there is about creams and the HLB system and downloaded every pdf and read it.
I have done almost a batch a day, and one day did 3 batches and I just give up!!! Now for the first time my creams fail (why I'm here). Some of these ingredients that others rave about, make the cream have too much drag, like trying to put on SPF 100 and sometimes following these new steps, I completely loose emulsification! I'd like to pick someone's brain about my recipe and the percentages and ingredients I came up with.
Is it OK to post all that here? (I'm new here)