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Cosmetic

Lotion Base

For easy to make organic COSMOS & RSPO certified lotion

Overview

Enriched with emollients, the Lotion Base is perfect for creating excellent quality light texture lotion with smooth skin feel. This base is easy to process and allows for COSMOS & RSPO certification, vegan and cruelty-free claims. This product can be further personalised by adding up to 0.5% of organic essential oils.

Features
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Produces ‘Made with Organic’ certified lotion

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Organic lotion base, COSMOS certified

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Enriched with Coconut, Sunflower Oil, Shea Butter and Aloe Vera

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Provides great moisturisation with pleasant skin-feel and light velvety texture

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Vegan and cruelty free compliant

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Suitable for bottles and pump dispensers

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COSMOS Certification: 56.0% Organic PPAI

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RSPO MB Certification

Most of our product are vegan friendly. Only small amount of our products contain animal-derived milk and honey. These include Crystal Goat’s Milk, Crystal Donkey Milk and Crystal Honey.

Yes, all the glycerine used in our soap bases is derived from vegetable sources.

We've been making soap here at Stephenson’s since 1856, originally for the textile industry.

GMP applies to companies manufacturing finished products. As a supplier of ingredients and bases, this does not apply. Stephenson holds ISO 9001 Quality Certification and supplies companies that have GMP certification.

No, we are strictly against animal testing and our ingredients are not tested on animals.

No, we are a speciality base supplier, we manufacture and ship soap bases and other product bases that are converted by our customers into finished products. Typically our bases make up around 80-99% of a finished product.

Lye (also known as Sodium Hydroxide or Potassium Hydroxide) is the material that is used in making all of our soaps. Solid soaps (Crystal Melt and Pour range or Extruded soap bases) use Lye from Sodium Hydroxide, while Stephenson Liquid soaps use Lye from Potassium Hydroxide. We use Lye to saponify oils and/or fatty acids to produce soap. Once the soap is produced, all the lye is used up during the saponification reaction and so there is none left in the final product.

We use palm and palm kernel oils, and ingredients derived from both oils. Wherever possible, we use oil and ingredients from certified sustainable sources. All products that are made using certified sustainable palm and palm ingredients have the letters SG or MB at the end of their name referring to RSPO Segregated (SG) and RSPO Mass Balance (MB). It isn’t possible to source everything we use from certified sustainable sources, but we are always researching and discussing with our suppliers to find new options.

The majority of our bases are gluten-free - if you require further information please contact us here.

The main difference between fragrance oils and essential oils is that fragrance oils are manufactured in a lab and essential oils are made of natural materials. Due to their natural properties, essential oils can have an impact on the stability of your product and cause hazing.

We have appointed distributors worldwide to support and manage our supply chain, see our 'where to buy' page to find out where you can purchase our products.

Yes, take the product and begin to whip the base. Continue to whip to as light or as heavy as you wish. It is during this process you can introduce additives such as colouring, fragrance and so on.

We wouldn't recommend melting Crystal OPC (Foaming Bath Butter). we always suggest cutting the base up, whipping it whilst at room temperature and then adding your favourite ingredients.

No, this is a ready-to-use base and not designed to be thickened.

Yes, the product will not set hard. It will stay relatively soft and depending on how much the product was whipped it will remain light and fluffy.

We would recommend adding the sugar at the start of the (cold process) whipping, you can actually add up to 60% sugar, but it’s really up to you.

This is a unique product that is extremely versatile, you can make foaming bath butter, foaming sugar whips, foaming salt scrubs or foaming body souffles.

Tubs or jars are always best; this product is ideally used with a sponge or by scooping with your hand whilst in the shower or bath, so something with a wide top and ease of use would be best.

Technical documents

Here you will find all the relevant technical documents and information for our Cosmetic bases. If you require any further information, please contact us.

Lotion Base INCI & Spec

Lotion Base MSDS

Lotion Base Processing Guide

Lotion Base C-MB MSDS

Lotion Base C-MB INCI & Spec

Where to buy

Our range of Crystal Melt and Pour soap bases, Liquid bases and Cosmetic bases are available through our network of global distribution partners so you can get what you need when you need it. 

Distributors

Want to know more?

To speak to a member of the Stephenson team, please complete the form opposite and we’ll get in touch.

Alternatively you can speak to our sales team using the details below:

Telephone:

+44 113 205 0900
Mon-Thurs:

8am - 4:30pm

Fri:

8am - 4pm

Sat-Sun:

Closed