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Summer Shower Gel – Orange & Lemon

A fresh, summer shower gel recipe that is uplifting for your skin and senses. Easy to blend using Naturallythinking ingredients. If you want to learn more, we offer courses to learn how to create your own Cosmetics.


Water (Deionised or Distilled) 440g

Glycerin 20g
Xanthan Gum 4g

Caprylyl Capryl Glucoside 144g
Coco Glucoside 32g
Decyl Glucoside 57g 
Cocamidopropyl Betaine 80g

Jojoba  10g

Lemon Essential Oil 5g
Sweet Orange Essential Oil 3g

Phenoxyethanol 4g

Tocopheryl acetate 1g

Citric Acid & Water 50%/50% (You will need to buy citric acid and add it to water and leave it to dissolve) – add until reduced pH to 5 

You will also need litmus papers to test the pH


Mix the Glycerine and Xanthan gum in one bowl

In another bowl, add Water, Caprylyl Capryl Glucoside, Coco Glucoside, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Jojoba, Lemon Essential Oil, Sweet Orange Essential Oil and , Tocopheryl acetate together and stir.

Use a Litmus paper to check the pH, it should be around 10. Add 2 grams of the Citric Acid and Water mix to the bowl and check the pH, keep adding 1g until you reach a pH of approximately 5.

Add Phenoxyethanol and stir.

Add the Xanthan Gum & Glycerine mix, and stir until dissolved.

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