Montanov L Emulsion failures & best stabilizer to use?
I have been having the worst time with Montanov L and my emulsions staying together. No matter what I do, the oil phase begins coagulating the second I start adding the heated water phase, and I have tried to stick blend through the coagulation until a lotion forms but it never does. I have tried to switch between stirring by hand and stick blend, doesn’t work. I have tried emulsions with high heat, low heat, etc. I have read that many people have a hard time with this emulsifier, and Montanov 68. I use cetyl alcohol to help with the stability of the emulsion, add gum rheology modifiers, and I just don’t know where it is failing.
What are your methods to getting a secure emulsion? Are there additives that help prevent this issue?