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  • Emulsification Question

    Posted by snowflake113 on August 14, 2022 at 12:05 pm

    I’m wondering how a certain product holds its emulsion. Is it possible for these ingredients to emulsify without a listed emulsifier?

    Aloe Vera, Distilled Water, Castor Oil, Green Tea, Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Peppermint, Green Tea, Raspberry Tea, Ashwagandha Root, Sea Moss, Honey, Essential Oil Blend, Optiphen ND

    Thanks for any info!

    evchem2 replied 1 year, 11 months ago 6 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Abdullah

    Member
    August 14, 2022 at 2:48 pm

    No it would not be possible

  • Pharma

    Member
    August 14, 2022 at 3:54 pm
    Maybe it’s a two phase product intended to be shaken before use?
    Sea moss isn’t INCI compliant.
    Peppermint, green tea and raspberry tea… confusing… powdered peppermint and grean tea leaves and a decoction of raspberry leaves/berries/roots? WTH!
    I’m missing at least two ingredients I’d expect to be present in such a product: Love and Ouija board tea :D.
  • Graillotion

    Member
    August 14, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    I’m missing at least two ingredients I’d expect to be present in such a product: Love and Ouija board tea :D.

    Yes…. Usually, these types of products are emulsified with ‘LOVE’. :)  (Needless to say…don’t buy it!)

  • OldPerry

    Member
    August 14, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    They are not following proper labeling rules so we can only guess what’s in the bottle. Perhaps they just didn’t list the emulsifier 

  • evchem2

    Member
    August 16, 2022 at 4:43 pm

    Is it very thick? Sea moss could be improperly labeled carrageenan which would not act as an emulsifier but maybe it could stabilize the system enough if the oil content is low. But agree with the others, they could just have left out the emulsifier altogether from the LOI

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