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  • Help with Solubiliser

    Posted by Cococ on April 4, 2022 at 8:24 pm
    Hey, hope everyone is well! I am a beginner formulator and am starting out with a simple hand wash. I would like to add lemon essential oil as a frangrance. I am using Decyl Glucoside as a surfactant, would I need an additional solubiliser or is the Decyl Glucoside sufficient?
    I am not sure of the total qty of essential oil yet, however it will likely be close to 0.1% -0.2%
    ngarayeva001 replied 2 years ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • microformulation

    Member
    April 4, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    People can give recommendations, but these questions are usually answered experimentally on the lab bench.

  • ngarayeva001

    Member
    April 5, 2022 at 3:04 am

    Are you using decyl glucoside as the only surfactant? You need a combination of several surfactants and decyl glucoside isn’t used as a primary surfactant. Also, fragrance can mess up your formula significantly 

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