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  • Adding Dimethicone to Lip Balm?

    Posted by Nat123 on October 19, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Hello all! How can I add dimethicone to stick lip balm formulation? A typical sample formula below (from Mountain Majestic Sage):

    • 20% Beeswax
    • 25% Shea Butter
    • 15% Cocoa Butter
    • 40% liquid oil
    Do I need to include an emulsifier/solubilizer? Any insight is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you!

    chemicalmatt replied 5 years, 7 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • chemicalmatt

    October 21, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    Try it and see. Dimethicone is not miscible with any of those ingredients but could be coupled with an ester. 

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