Home Cosmetic Science Talk Formulating Glycolipids (Evonik Rheance 1) as a solubliser for essential oils in mouthwash

  • Glycolipids (Evonik Rheance 1) as a solubliser for essential oils in mouthwash

    Posted by Herbnerd on February 27, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    Does anyone here have experience of using glycolipids (Rheance 1 by Evonik) as a solubliser for essential oils?

    Using aniseed/peppermint/menthol blend for a mouthwash about 1.5% of the total formulation - and been using glycolipids at around 0.2% to 0.75% of the total formulation. (on tasting 1.5% essential oil blend is a bit too much, so will be reducing)
    I’m dispersing the oils into the Rheance one before adding to the aqueous phase.  The supplier info says glycolipids will produce a clear solution after 12 hours. At 24 hours, my solution is still milky.

    I understand the glycolipids can be stirred in and cold processed - or am I misunderstanding the supplier information and should be homogenising?

    The remaining solution is around 20% sorbitol solution 70%, 15% glycerol, water QS to 100% (citric acid, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate QS)

    BTW - company requirements are to comply with COSMOS Natural standards for the finished product.

    chemicalmatt replied 1 year, 3 months ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
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  • myungtaeberry

    April 3, 2023 at 5:23 pm

    Please check the pH of the mouthwash. If the pH is below 5, it may become hazy. recommendation pH level is above 5.5

  • ketchito

    April 3, 2023 at 5:30 pm

    You might need to add more of your glycolipids.

  • chemicalmatt

    April 4, 2023 at 10:52 am

    @Herbnerd Do you have any safety assessment on the glycolipids being used? These are relatively new surfactants in the supply chain. Also how do these taste? I know the polyglycerol esters have been used extensively in food products as solubilizer-emulsifiers and have a longstanding safety profile.

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