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  • Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil natural alternative?

    Posted by Anonymous on January 13, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Anybody know a good alternative for Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil? Going to use it for mists and such. I have tried Symbiosolv XC (Caprylyl/Capryl Wheat Bran/Straw Glycosides; Aqua; Fusel Wheat Bran/Straw Glycosides; Polyglyceryl-5 Oleate; Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate; Glyceryl Caprylate). But when used at 1% as recommended, the spray seems to foam when misted. 

    Giggles replied 10 years, 4 months ago 3 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Chemist77

    January 13, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Is it hydtoalcoholic or just water based, because if it is water based then it is very difficult to avoid foaming. Even PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor oil would act likewise.

  • Anonymous

    January 14, 2014 at 4:27 am

    It is water based. What do you recommend to do instead of a pure water, extract and essential oil blend? 

  • Chemist77

    January 14, 2014 at 4:52 am

    I have seen very few aqua based body splashes, if you add a little amount of ethanol denat., you can drastically cut down on solubilizer. It will reduce foaming and at the same time enhance the solubility of EO and fragrance. I read it somewhere once that ethanol is a wonderful antifoaming agent, and I tested and witnessed the same in my peel off mask.

  • jrusso531

    January 23, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Polysugamulse D9 from Colonial Chemicals.

  • Giggles

    January 23, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Sepiclear G7 from Seppic looks interesting

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