Hi, Rocky here. I’m new. I’m afraid I don’t have much to contribute yet on account of how new I am, but I do have questions. So many questions. Hope that’s ok.
I am getting to know new-to-me emulsifiers and ran a test today and the result surprised me. I wanted to compare three emulsifiers so I used the following formula:
I heated the water and emulsifier, then added the propanediol + xanthan after it melted. Separately heated the rest, brought all to 70C, then mixed all together with high shear (or as high as I am capable with limited tools).
After they were cooled I found that the emulsion with Olivem was a thick cream, the Montanov L was a thinner cream, really a good lotion consistency. The Montanov 202 is water thin and that surprised me. I guess because of the fatty alcohols in it, I thought it would be a lot thicker like the other two.
My question is, does this sound right to you? I am going to remake the 202 because I figure I probably did something wrong with that batch, but maybe it is normal behavior for that emulsifier? Is one of my other ingredients incompatible with 202? (yah, no preservatives right now. It's all getting tossed later today).
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