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  • Essential oil liquifying gels

    Posted by Favour on June 22, 2024 at 9:22 pm

    I’ve been working on a gel and within a weeks time the gel turns into liquid. I removed all extra ingredients from my formula to figure out the cause, so I’ve only used now powder, glycerine, water and essential oils. I use low shear just to mix the powder ( Konjac)and glycerin into the water phase and add essential oils. No matter the percentage of powder, it will always liquify. The essential oils I use are lime, lemon, lavender, and cinnamon together at .25%, powder at 1.8%, glycerine at 7% and water the remainder.

    Any educated guess on why the essential oils liquify the gel?

    Any re

    chemicalmatt replied 3 weeks, 5 days ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
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  • kbr

    Member
    June 25, 2024 at 9:29 pm

    i have doning on such type of gel for 1 year.

    Dear, add silica fumed poweder in oil ….in order to make oil into gel…then it will be ok

  • ketchito

    Member
    June 26, 2024 at 7:20 am

    Can you make a sample without glycerine?

  • chemicalmatt

    Member
    June 26, 2024 at 2:48 pm

    Do you have a problem with carbomers for making gels? Sounds like those “essentials” may have residual elements such as geraniols or doped with phenoxyethanol. A carbomer gel would be unaffected.

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