Decyl Glucoside solubility in water

I am trying to make a vegetable and fruit wash using decyl Glucoside, which is not dissolving in water and settles down. 

Phase A
Decyl Glucoside
Basil oil

Phase B
Water
Glycerine
Common salt
Citric acid
Potassium Sorbate
EDTA

Mixed phase B to A with gentle stirring.

Phase A settles down( layer separation) after few hours.

Problem
How should I get a homogenous solution without layer separation.



Comments

  • Hi, if you give relative percentages is will be easier for people to see potential issues. What's the final pH of your product?
  • Cafe33Cafe33 Member
    edited June 29
    I am also making a concentrated fruit and vegetable using decyl glucoside. I have to add it very slowly under mixing or it will gel up and settle at the bottom.

    Why are you using glycerin in a food and veggie wash?
  • RichaRicha Member
    Cafe33 said:
    I am also making a concentrated fruit and vegetable using decyl glucoside. I have to add it very slowly under mixing or it will gel up and settle at the bottom.

    Why are you using glycerin in a food and veggie wash?
    Okay will try stirring while adding decyl Glucoside.
    I have added glycerine so that it's soft on hands.
  • RichaRicha Member
    Hi, if you give relative percentages is will be easier for people to see potential issues. What's the final pH of your product?
    Will post The percentage shortly. Final pH is around 5.
  • RichaRicha Member
    Hi, if you give relative percentages is will be easier for people to see potential issues. What's the final pH of your product?
    Percentages:

    Phase A
    Decyl Glucoside 1.5%
    Basil Oil 0.15%

    Phase B
    Water 95.05%
    Common Salt 2.5%
    Glycerine 0.3%
    Citric Acid 0.3%
    EDTA 0.1%
    Potassium Sorbate 0.1%

    Final pH is around 5.
  • @Richa
    Great, thanks for adding the percentages. pH seems fine. What's the purpose of the salt in this formulation? As far as I know, decyl glucoside doesn't salt-thicken. I would also say that 0.1% Potassium Sorbate seems on the low side - I'd consider increasing that to around 0.5%. Other than that, I'd recommend gently warming the mix to 35-40C to encourage the decyl glucoside to fully incorporate.
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