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Home Cosmetic Science Talk Formulating Can add Camphor & Menthol to lotion base?

  • Paprik

    Member
    October 5, 2022 at 5:36 pm

    There is always a chance for instability and separation :D 

    You can, of course, add that into your emulsion, just follow correct processes (temperature, antioxidant if required, etc.. ) And test it out.

    Happy formulating

  • MarkBroussard

    Professional Chemist / Formulator
    October 5, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    @Landmark

    Are you asking if you can purchase a private label base manufactured by a third party and then blending-in menthol and camphor … but menthol and camphor are not added-in when the base is being manufactured?

  • Landmark

    Member
    October 12, 2022 at 12:22 pm
    @Paprik Thank you.
    @MarkBroussard, correct. I have a private label base and I was wondering if adding menthol/camphor would cause stability issues.
  • Microformulation

    Professional Chemist / Formulator
    October 12, 2022 at 2:23 pm

    Landmark said:

    @Paprik Thank you.
    @MarkBroussard, correct. I have a private label base and I was wondering if adding menthol/camphor would cause stability issues.

    It certainly could. You would probably want to include the INCI for your base.