vegetable oil thickener

Hi everyone,

Good afternoon and have great day.

Currently i am working on Body Massage Gel which contains Natural Oil like Almond Oil, Olive Oil, Soybean Oil and i want to thicken this oil and convert into gel form.

If anybody knows about the natural oil thickener, It would be great.

My product is 100 % natural so i need only natural thickener


  • What about beeswax or carnauba wax, candelilla wax and so on - there are several others.
  • I want to develop Transparent Gel and all these waxes are not give the transparency

  • Somewhat doubtful this is posssible using natural ingredients.
  • ETHYL CELLULOSE  may work
  • Ethyl cellulose will work with oil ?
    I know that it will work with water

  • here are a few options - makigel ol, kraton G or kraton A, transgel, ethocel Std 100 premium, dextrin palmitate, oleocraft
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  • @vjay---Yes----When the degree of substitution of ethyl is between 0.7 and 1.7, Ethyl Cellulose is soluble in water; while it is higher than 1 .5, it is soluble in organic solvents. The DS value of Ethyl Cellulose produced in the U.S. Is between 2.2-2.6. The product is soluble in the mixed solvent of hydrocarbon and a lower alcohol, ketones, and ethers with low molecular weight.
  • ;) ;) Dermofeel Viscolid is a natural oil thickener that creates soft and creamy oil gel textures. The powder material solidifies oils by building a crystalline-like structure with no influence on the sensorial profile of the oil.

    I've copied it from Prospector.

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  • Dermofeel Viscolid does not give transparent gels.
  • Ethocel STD 100 Premium or there are few from Ajinomoto, all these tho cost fortunes in the formulations.
  • I was originally thinking of Dow Ethocel.You can get different grades to customize your product.Note directional formulae in the bulletin
  • Ajinomoto also i tried but they have only synthetic thickener not natural

  • Then Dr. Bob has suggested you the best solution, I have used it with our customers and the gel is really transparent. Try to use octyldodecanol as the main oil, strongly recommended.
  • Thanks to all of you, i will source the materials and i will try
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