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  • Fractionated Coconut Oil Emulsion

    Posted by ledude on June 16, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    Hello all. I’ve been trying to emulsify fractionated coconut oil into a water-soluble blend, but coming up a bit short. Using the HLB system I found that the oil has an HLB of 5. I then paired up two surfactants to match the HLB and blended together. The emulsion is stable for only a few hours and then separates. Any suggestions on what can be used? I am trying to make this into a sprayable formula so can’t be too thick. 

    Fractionated Coconut Oil - 25%
    Span 80 HLB 4.30 - 3.68%
    Alcohol Ethoxylate HLB 13.10 - 0.32%
    Water - Balance

    I have tried bumping up the emulsifiers to 5% but still no luck. Thanks for any suggestions!

    Bill_Toge replied 8 years ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
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