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  • Pentylene Glycol as a solubolizer?

    Posted by suswang8 on October 22, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    Hi, all.

    Does anyone have any experience using Pentylene Glycol as a solubolizer for lipophilic ingredients?

    For example, can one use it to solubilize, say, some essential oil, and then add that preparation into an aqueous product, such as a facial toner?


    suswang8 replied 4 months, 1 week ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • graillotion

    October 22, 2023 at 9:04 pm

    TEC is a good choice for EO’s.

  • fareloz

    October 23, 2023 at 2:52 am

    Depends on the ratio between water\pentylene glycol\oil. In commercial products I see they usually use polysorbate 20 for this in toners.

  • suswang8

    October 23, 2023 at 2:25 pm

    Thank you. I am trying to be an evil natural-ish formulator and avoid going down the polysorbate road, but let’s see what happens. It looks like I might have to do my own experimentation and report back my findings. 🤠

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