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  • Mineral Oil replacement

    Posted by Bureta14 on November 20, 2023 at 10:05 am

    Hello everyone!

    I am looking for an alternative to Mineral Oil.

    My current options are Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride; or Isopropyl Myristate. Have any of you tried another with similar or equal properties of Mineral Oil?

    chemicalmatt replied 5 months, 3 weeks ago 6 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Herbnerd

    November 20, 2023 at 11:01 am

    I’ve used Capric/caprylic triglycerides as an alternative but I am working to Natrue and the other options were somewhat limited.

  • fareloz

    November 20, 2023 at 1:34 pm

    Depends on what property of mineral oil you want to mimic. Cetiol CC (Dicaprylyl Carbonate) can be used as a liquid lightweight emolient, or Hydrogenated Polyisobutene if you want good occlusion

  • Microformulation

    November 20, 2023 at 4:45 pm

    I would try the CCT, especially if Formula cost is going to be an issue.

  • SunilHiwarkat1965

    November 22, 2023 at 8:45 am

    I think C 12-15 Alkyl Benzoate can come close to Mineral oil.

  • chemicalmatt

    November 29, 2023 at 3:01 pm

    @BUNSEN87 When you ask for “equal properties” that needs broader interpretation. If sensory haptics is the goal then some of those esters will do. But for polarity, an important property if you are to use in emulsions and solvent systems, the polyisobutene mentioned by @fareloz is the better choice. Mineral oil is about as non-polar as it gets.

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