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  • Can you add water soluble extracts in an oil formulation

    Posted by Nthabi_joy on March 6, 2019 at 8:19 am

    Hey guys ☺️
    Your input and help is appreciated for this (small or not so small problem)

    Ive been making a face oil serum for my face which I like. However, I bought some extracts only to realize that they are water soluble that I wanted to add to the face oil.

    I’d like to know (without making a lotion or cream) if it’s possible to mix water soluble extracts into an oil? If yes, how do I do that while still keeping the product as an oil.

    Thank you 

    Nthabi_joy replied 5 years, 3 months ago 4 Members · 9 Replies
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  • Fekher

    Member
    March 6, 2019 at 8:57 am

    @Nthabi_joy i don’t think  it is possible without emulsifier .

  • Nthabi_joy

    Member
    March 6, 2019 at 9:49 am

    Fekher said:

    @Nthabi_joy i don’t think  it is possible without emulsifier .

    Hmmm so you’re thinking I’d have to introduce water to make a lotion?

  • Fekher

    Member
    March 6, 2019 at 10:07 am

    may be it is the adequat solution or  use your extract with rose hydrosol it very healthy for skin @Nthabi_joy

  • ngarayeva001

    Member
    March 6, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    There are emulsifiers that allow incorporating small amounts of water to oil based formula. The same way as polysorbate 20 is used to incorporate small amounts of oil into a water solution. The only one that comes to my mind is lecitin, but I am sure there’s more.

  • Fekher

    Member
    March 6, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=G8edhMs2LLc
    this the video of making desired product it sees that oil level is more then 50% 
    Even by my experience for desired effects oil level almost will be more then 50%
    So you think i can not make my product with more then 50 % oils?

  • JonahRay

    Member
    March 6, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    I’ve used polyglycerol esters  such as Polygycerol-10 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides as a way to dissolve small amounts of water soluble actives into oils.

  • Fekher

    Member
    March 6, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    Sorry for last comment it is private message.

  • Nthabi_joy

    Member
    March 10, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    JonahRay said:

    I’ve used polyglycerol esters  such as Polygycerol-10 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides as a way to dissolve small amounts of water soluble actives into oils.

    Thank you Jonah I shall try that ingredient.JonahRay said:

    I’ve used polyglycerol esters  such as Polygycerol-10 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides as a way to dissolve small amounts of water soluble actives into oils.

  • Nthabi_joy

    Member
    March 10, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    There are emulsifiers that allow incorporating small amounts of water to oil based formula. The same way as polysorbate 20 is used to incorporate small amounts of oil into a water solution. The only one that comes to my mind is lecitin, but I am sure there’s more.

    Thank you. I’ll have to do some searching to try and find them out

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