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  • How to Blend Natural Oils for a Body Oil Product?

    Posted by spadirect on February 6, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    How would you go about blending several natural oils together in order to produce a stable body oil product that is comprised of 100% or very close to 100% natural oils?

    For example sake, how would you blend together almond oil, grape seed oil, canola oil and jojoba in order to create a stable, non-separating body oil product with a reasonably long shelf-life (one year or more) that is 100% or almost 100% natural oils?

    What types of ingredients would you need to add to the body oil product in order to produce a smooth and stable blend?  Would you even need to add anything extra to a body oil product other than the natural oils themselves?

    Any suggestions, comments or discussion about blending natural oils would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!

    EVchem replied 4 years, 3 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • EVchem

    February 7, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    tocopherol (not tocopheryl acetate) is an antioxidant  that should help combat oils going rancid. The ideal thing to buy is  a mix of natural tocopherols, and that typically gets used at ~0.1 % 

    The blends of oils you’ve suggested shouldn’t separate, most oils will stay as one phase unless you have some thing like coconut oil that solidifies on a cool day.  Grape seed is notoriously unstable just fyi, because it is high in polyunsaturated fats its prone to oxidation. There’s no credible evidence that oils that have gone rancid will be unsafe for your skin, they just won’t smell nice and you’ll lose the benefits that the unsaturated oil could provide. 

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