HLB values and how to use hydrolyzed jojoba esters (Floraesters K-20W)
This is a 2 in 1 question. So I have a basic understanding of HLB values as it relates to emulsions, specifically O/W. Now from what I’ve read the emulsifier I use isn’t really dependent on the HLB system but I still use it and I think my results are better than when I didn’t. So to my understanding, HLB should be calculated for just about anything that goes into the oil phase.
So based on my understanding again, esters do use the HLB system. Based in the information I’ve found for K-20W I would be mixing it into glycerin before adding it to the formulation. So my confusion lies in the usage…after adding it to glycerin how do I proceed? Which phase do I put it in? Am I correct in thinking it should work with the HLB system and if so does anyone know its HLB value?
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