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HLB WORKSHEET

Input your oil phase % and the HLB and it will figure out the rest!
Emulsifiers - put the high HLB in the top slot, the low HLB in the bottom slot, then the HLB numbers for each.

INGREDIENT
Almond
Avocado
Castor
Cetyl alcohol
Hemp
Cyclomethicone
Dimethicone
Cocoa butter
Shea butter
Vitamin E
Rice Bran
Apricot
Olive oil
Fractionated coconut
Meadowfoam
Stearic acid
Jojoba
Sesame
Macadamia
IPM
Mango Butter
Grapeseed
sunflower
Squalane
Sesame
coconut oil
soybean

% in oil phase

% oil phase

5
5

7.5
7.5
30

%
HLB VALUE Step 1 - insert into column B the % of each oil phase ingred
30
0
6
0
30
0
7
0
30
0
14
0
30
0.1
15.3
1.53
30
0
7
0
30
0
7.5
0
30
0
5
0
30
0
6
0
30 0.16666667
8 1.33333333
30 0.16666667
6
1
30
0
7
0
30
0
7
0
30
0
7
0
30
0
11
0
30
0
6.8
0
30
0
15
0
30
0
6
0
30
0
7
0
30
0
7
0
30 0.06666667
11.5 0.76666667
30
0
8
0
30
0
7
0
30
0
7
0
30
0
12.5
0
30
0.25
7
1.75
30
0
8
0
30
0.25
7
1.75

8.13 YOUR TARGET HLB

HLB WORKSHEET
Input your oil phase % and the HLB and it will figure out the rest!
Emulsifiers - put the high HLB in the top slot, the low HLB in the bottom slot, then the HLB numbers for each.

EMULSIFIER NAME
HLB VALUE OF T Step 2 - pick 2 emulsifiers (not self emulsifiers like ewax or btms) from your list of emulsifiers - one
insert name of emulsifie insert the HLB value of the emulsifier
glyceryl Stearate
3.8
example (note - there are 2 emulsifiers called glyceryl stearate - use the one which does not h
Cetearyl glucoside
11
this is an example
Olivem 1000
9
this is an example
Polysorbate 80
15
this is an example
insert name of emulsifie insert HLB value of emulsifier

Step 3 - Insert the HLB values of the 2 emulsifiers which you chose in Step 2 into A44 and B44 below
Emulsifier 1's HLB

Emulsifier 2's HLB

Target HLB

4.7

18.8

8.13

Percentage of each emulisifer needed in recipe

% of
% of
emulsifier 1
emulsifier 2
75.673758865 24.326241135

3.027

0.973 For a lotion with a low to medium oil phase (generally for o

Note - if you are making a lotion with a high in oil content try 5-8% emulsifier. To do this adjust the formulas in D46 and E46 - delete the 4

HLB WORKSHEET
Input your oil phase % and the HLB and it will figure out the rest!
Emulsifiers - put the high HLB in the top slot, the low HLB in the bottom slot, then the HLB numbers for each.

ach oil phase ingredient - ignore all the other columns/rows. If your oil isn't listed you can find it here - www.theherbarie.com/files/resource-center/

HLB WORKSHEET
Input your oil phase % and the HLB and it will figure out the rest!
Emulsifiers - put the high HLB in the top slot, the low HLB in the bottom slot, then the HLB numbers for each.

of emulsifiers - one high and one low - here's a list of emulsifiers and their HLB values http://www.theherbarie.com/files/resource-center/formulatin

e one which does not have SE or the words "self-emulsifying" in it's name)

hase (generally for oily to normal skin) try the emulsifier at 4%. D46 and E46 tells you how much % you need of emulsifier 1 and how much you need

d E46 - delete the 4 and replace with a 5, 6, 7 or 8. Also take note of the manufacturers recommendations.

HLB WORKSHEET
Input your oil phase % and the HLB and it will figure out the rest!
Emulsifiers - put the high HLB in the top slot, the low HLB in the bottom slot, then the HLB numbers for each.

om/files/resource-center/formulating/Required_HLB_for_Oils_and_Lipids.pdf

HLB WORKSHEET
Input your oil phase % and the HLB and it will figure out the rest!
Emulsifiers - put the high HLB in the top slot, the low HLB in the bottom slot, then the HLB numbers for each.

esource-center/formulating/Emulsifiers_HLB_Values.pdf

1 and how much you need of emulsifier 2