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  • Oil thickener

    Posted by eperfumes on September 18, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Can anyone recommend an oil thickener for patchouli essential oil if possible and percentage recommended

    Thank you in advance
    eperfumes replied 9 years, 2 months ago 5 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Bobzchemist

    September 18, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Need more details.

  • eperfumes

    September 18, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    @Bobzchemist I purchased  3lb of steam distilled indonesian Patchouli dark the purpose is for to use it in soaps and fragrances, however a customer is asking me to thicken it (?), my first impulse is to dilute it in Jojoba oil to keep it natural, however I’m wondering if there is a suitable oil compatible thickener that will do. Thanks

  • Ruben

    September 18, 2014 at 8:34 pm
  • eperfumes

    September 18, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    @Ruben, thank you for the link, I’m looking into it

  • RawMaterialGirl

    September 19, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    Hhhmm… Would fumed silica work in any application? One that has the same refractive index would thicken your oil a and still leave a clear solution. Just throwing an idea out there!

  • simona

    September 27, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Am I wrong? Isn’t this an essential oil?? Why thicken an EO?

  • eperfumes

    September 28, 2014 at 10:02 am

    @simona customer request, all I know she is a soaps and candles manufacturer

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