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  • Any way to add menthol to aqueous solution (like a toner)?

    Posted by DaveStone on August 15, 2021 at 8:20 am

    Could you use an emulsifier, solubilizer, cosolvent? I don’t really understand the difference between them.

    ariepfadli replied 2 years, 6 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Paprik

    Member
    August 16, 2021 at 1:07 am

    Emulsifier makes an emulsion ~ lotion, cream. 
    Solubilizer - alloys you to solubilize a low input of oil in water based product  and keep it clear ~ essential oil in a toner
    Cosolvent (solvent) - dissolves an ingredient ~ niacinamide in water.

    If you want to do a toner, you will need a solubilizer (water is a solvent). 

    Easy enough to google it. 

  • ariepfadli

    Member
    October 4, 2021 at 4:31 am

    just mix your menthol to alcohol first then put into you toner

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