WHAT IS A SHOWER GEL BASE?
Shower Gel Base which is ready to use, contains plant-based cleansing and clarifying properties with mild to high foaming, moisturizing and deep cleansing. It is basically a liquid soap that you can use for cleansing your body, and all shower gels have a gel-like consistency that makes them less runny.
Compared to the traditional soap, shower gels have a lower pH value, which is also known to feel less drying to the skin. The texture is also the main difference found in shower gel base which is thicker in consistency. Most people might confuse shower gel for a liquid hand soap or even shampoo; however, it is totally different as shower gel base tends to be gentler on the skin.
Green Herbology transparent shower gel base consists of some basic ingredients such as water, glycerin, betaines, propylene glycol and sodium laureth sulfate, without paraben and SLS.
Our transparent shower gel base is made from naturally derived materials and is designed to allow essential oil blends or fragrances added to formulate a wide variety of your own products. By adding natural plant extracts and oils, you can create mild, gentle and cleansing shower gels.
Aside from customizing shower gel, bath foam, body shampoo and body wash, Green Herbology transparent shower gel base can also be used to formulate facial cleansers. Just be mindful of the pH level as you need to measure and adjust it accordingly.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS YOU CAN FIND BY USING SHOWER GEL BASE?
Shower gel base normally comes without fragrance or essential oils. This allows it to be easily used to customize essential oil blends or personalized scent for individual needs. You can have fun with getting imaginative and create your personal, fragrance infused wellness experience!
INGREDIENTS (CUSTOMIZED FUNCTION)
You can absolutely add ingredients to your shower gel base such as hyaluronic acid or retinol to your formula as well as natural botanical extract. They contain numerous nutrients that can support the needs of diverse types of skin. Essential oils can also infuse your body wash with all the extra benefits you need for a healthier skin. You need to be sure to what your skin needs as this should influence the types of oil that you will need.
For example, people with dry skin will receive the most benefits from essential oils like lavender, chamomile, and rose. People with oily skin, on the other hand, will get the most out of lemon, rosemary and rose geranium.
For the most sensitive skin types, formulating a mild and gentle shower gel by adding tea tree, eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils will ensure total comfort and suitability. Feel free to add your favourite essential oils to make your own unique, invigorating and reviving shower gel.
Our transparent shower gel is cruelty free compliant and absolutely without Paraben and SLS. SLS strips the skin of its natural oils which causes dry skin, irritation and allergic reactions. Parabens can also cause skin sensitivities and allergies.
The quick-foaming formulation found in shower gel base is also highly effective at cleaning the body, without stripping the skin of its protective barrier. Shower gel deeply moisturises and nourishes the skin cells to restore hydration.
By easily adding in antibacterial and skin healing ingredients will further offer stimulating, revitalizing and nourishing effect on the skin especially essential oils and extracts which all have nourishing properties are indeed valuable agents for moisturizing and softening the skin.
The extended benefit of using a shower gel base enriched with active plant extracts allows no harsh or drying chemicals involved. Therefore, your skin will look and feel softer right away and it is gentle enough for all skin types.
Shower gels are often infused with particles that make them perfect for exfoliating. Moreover, the thick and foamy lather leaves your skin feeling soft and clean. Shower gel is good to create creamy and foamy lather for a luxurious bath or shower experience.
DIY VIDEO: HOW I GOT RID OF MY BODY ACNE FOREVER USING SHOWER GEL
Have you ever had back acne? Well, it is way more common than you had imagined. According to scientific studies, half of the people across the world with acne have it on their back! Back acne is similar to the acne you get on your face; except that it is on your back. When oil present in the skin of your back and dead cells block pores on accumulation, it can cause acne in combination with a skin bacteria called Cutibacterium acne.
Shower gel is something you can find in most drug and grocery stores, but it is also fun to make your own at home and experiment with different recipes. Now we will show you how to make your own shower gel to treat back acne.
WHAT DO YOU NEED ?
Transparent shower gel base: https://greenherbology.com/product/tr…
Tea tree essential oil: https://greenherbology.com/product/te…
Vitamin E oil: https://greenherbology.com/product/vi…
Gold mica coloring powder: https://greenherbology.com/product/go…
Hyaluronic acid: https://greenherbology.com/product/hy…
HOW TO MAKE ?
Spray beaker with ethanol alcohol to sanitize
Add about 50g of Transparent Shower Gel
Add 3 drops of Vitamin E and Tea Tree Essential Oil each
Add 10g of Hyaluronic acid
Add only little mica powder for coloring purpose
Stir until well mixed together
Your shower is ready to use!
WHAT IS THE BEST PH FOR SHOWER GEL?
pH stands for ‘potential of Hydrogen’, is a measurement of the hydrogen ion concentration in an aqueous solution. In chemistry, it is a scale used to specify how acidic or alkaline a water-based solution is. Neutral is a pH of 7, and anything below that level is acidic, and anything higher than that is alkaline.
pH tests are important for soap making to know if the soap is ready and safe to use. Normal healthy skin has pH level range of 5.4-5.9 with a normal bacterial flora. Use of soap with high pH causes an increase in skin pH, which in turn causes an alteration in bacterial floral that will increase in skin sensitivity.
When we use soap to wash our skin, the pH is important because we do not want that to strip our skin however, if the pH level is too high, this is exactly what will happen. By the way, the pH level has to be slightly above neutral in order to lift all the dirt away.
The best pH level of soap is between 8-10. However, handmade soap is always alkaline (cleansing ability) with a safe range of pH between 8-10. Anything above pH 11 is too harsh for the skin and will cause irritations.
TESTING THE PH OF SHOWER GEL
To test, lather up your shower gel until bubbles are formed. Next, dip the pH strip in the bubbles. Check the pH strip against the chart. If your strip reads between pH 7 and 10, the soap is no longer caustic and is safe to use.
Using additives such as powdered milk, olive oil, or sunflower oil will also help to lower the pH level. But, the most important tip is to add citric acid together with all the oil.
As a very general guideline, around 3-4 grams of citric acid should bring down the pH level of a Kg of shower gel by around 5. This is dependent upon how much water is in your mixture. As a safety measure, try adding it little at a time as adding too much will make the shower gel look cloudy. You should check the pH in between additions.
CAN I ADD OILS TO SHOWER GEL BASE?
You can add carrier oils such as Grapeseed, Olive, Jojoba, Coconut or Argan for additional skin moisturizing properties. Adding carrier oils will make a creamier shower gel experience that leaves you feeling moisturized but not too much, just about 3% is enough before it starts to remove the foaming ability. If you are adding carrier oils, it is also recommended that you also add at least 0.2% of Vitamin E to keep the “freshness” of your blend.
Fragrance oils are synthetic man-made aromatic ingredients that are used to scent your DIY products. The typical usage rate is about 2% of the liquid soap base. You can also incorporate 1 to 2 teaspoons of fragrance oil per 500ml of shower gel. Do not exceed the allowable ratio or else the viscosity of your shower gel will be compromised.
HOW CAN I THICKEN MY SHOWER GEL BASE?
Sometimes you need to thicken your DIY shower gel to improve the skin feel, lather, and viscosity. This is the time you need a thickener to do the job for you. Without a thickener, homemade shower gel can be very watery and inefficient as you will find most of the product would wash down the drain.
Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (HEC) can be used to efficiently thicken shampoos, body washes and shower gels. It can thicken your shower gel very quickly depending on how much HEC you add into the gel base, the more you add in, the thicker it will become.
HEC is a non-ionic and water-soluble polymer and commonly used as a thickening, gelling, and suspending agent. Along with thickening, it can also be used for adjustment in consistency and stabilization. But most of the time, HEC is used in liquid soap or shower gel as a thickening agent.
The viscosity of the end result can be varied by changing the concentration of HEC used. HEC also helps in lather forming and supports the formation of foam bubbles. The advantage of using HEC is that it enhances the foaming action of surfactant and it is also not hygroscopic.
If you need to add in HEC into your shower gel base, do remember to know the limits which is less than 3% of the total liquid volume.
CAN I ADD ESSENTIAL OILS TO SHOWER GEL BASE?
You can absolutely add essential oils to your shower gel. They contain numerous nutrients that can support the needs of different types of skin. Essential oils can also infuse your shower gel with the natural and pleasing scent of your choice, including Rose, Lavender, Sweet Orange, Lemongrass, etc.
In fact, essential oils stay in much better than fragrance oils. Use about 3% scent or just put it in a few drops at a time until you have achieved the desired strength where you like it. Generally, you can add 1 to 2 ml of essential oil per 500ml of shower gel. Remember to stir well.
By adding a few drops of your favorite essential oils and blends of your choice, you can enjoy a daily comforting, luxurious and personalized shower.
CAN I ADD HONEY TO MY SHOWER GEL BASE?
Honey has many healing and therapeutic benefits for the skin when used as body wash including moisturizes dry skin and kills bacteria that causes acne or body odor. Honey also helps to thicken the shower gel base.
When you combine honey into your shower gel base, just make sure that you do not add in water—honey itself has a very long shelf life, but adding water can contribute to mold growth and this will totally ruin the lifespan of the shower gel.
WHAT ARE THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF USING A SHOWER GEL BASE?
Do not add water including perishable liquids such as fresh milk, fruit or vegetable juice to shower gel bases, as contamination can occur resulting in bacteria or yeast growth.
Do not exceed the allowable ratio of additives. Adding over 10% of additives can render the shower gel base to lose its clarity and becomes hazy.
GREEN HERBOLOGY READY-MADE SHOWER GELS
All our shower gels are made with natural ingredients which will leave your skin feeling properly cleansed, smooth, moisturized and silky feeling. Our shower gels are formulated to cater for individual needs, with added functional ingredients such as soothing, moisturizing, hydrating and conditioning agents which help to treat skin dryness, allergy or irritation. We also use milder surfactant, in addition to being pH-friendly to the skin and our shower gels are mild foaming, easy rinsing with pleasing scents.
Green Herbology shower gels are loaded with benefits and are safe for all skin types including children.