Hydrophilic Ointment
» Prepare Hydrophilic Ointment as follows:
Methylparaben 0.25 g
Propylparaben 0.15 g
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate 10 g
Propylene Glycol 120 g
Stearyl Alcohol 250 g
White Petrolatum 250 g
Purified Water 370 g
to make about 1000 g
Melt the Stearyl Alcohol and the White Petrolatum on a steam bath, and warm to about 75. Add the other ingredients, previously dissolved in the water and warmed to 75, and stir the mixture until it congeals.
Packaging and storage— Preserve in tight containers.
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