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  • Fragrance in water

    Posted by chem.ist on March 21, 2024 at 11:34 am


    Im making a simple solution for some deodorant wipes but im having an issue with separation, any advice appreciated.

    water qs

    water soluble deodorant active 0.5%

    propanediol 3%

    triethyl citrate 0.5%

    niacinamide 0.1%

    fragrance 0.25%

    poly suga muls d9 1% (to solubilize fragrance)

    euxyl k 712 1%

    Im not sure what the fragrance is made out of, whether its synthetic or essential oils etc. so i used a solubilizer that should work in aqueous solutions but im still getting some separation. Also the TEC takes a while to dissolve but eventually does. Do we think its something else? or should i choose a different solubilizer. any help appreciated.

    PhilGeis replied 2 weeks, 6 days ago 4 Members · 6 Replies
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  • ketchito

    March 22, 2024 at 9:07 am

    I can’t see clearly the issue from the picture. Is it oil droplets that go to the surfce of your product?

    • chem.ist

      March 28, 2024 at 3:40 pm

      yes, the TEC wont fully dissolve in the water. once I remove it, I see no issues.

  • Tmas10

    March 22, 2024 at 9:28 am

    Hi, I would definitely recommend increasing the level of poly suga mulse. You are on the low end at 1%, where in a leave on product you’re within the recommendation to use up to 3%. If you don’t do it already, a premix would be helpful as well. The TEC shouldn’t be causing any issues, it is only slightly miscible in water, so it will take awhile to go in.

  • PhilGeis

    March 22, 2024 at 9:40 am

    Have to ask - what is your pH?

    • chem.ist

      March 28, 2024 at 2:41 pm

      range between pH 4-5

      • PhilGeis

        April 2, 2024 at 3:49 am

        Don’t think preservation is enough.

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