Polysorbate 20 in spray
I found a random formula for a linen spray online and tried it as a starting point for a possible new product line:
1.8g fragrance oil
5g polysorbate 20
.2g liquid germall plus
It worked great as far as spraying, scent quality and lingering in the air go. The issue though is that I’m not sure if it’s separating or if the cloudiness is air bubbles/foam clearing up or what.
After noticing that, I did some research into usage rates and everything I read says the usage rate of poly20 is 1:1 poly20:oil. Could the amount of poly20 be an issue if there’s too much? I don’t see any free-standing oil as of yet and it’s been 2 days now since I made it.
One of the pictures is a picture of the spray at rest. The other shows what happens it I move the bottle and disturb the spray in case that helps diagnose the issue. If I shake it it homogenizes temporarily very easily so it’s all white. Is it supposed to be white?
When I made it I mixed the poly20 with the oil and mixed the water with the germall plus. I added the oil/poly20 to the water/germall and shook it really well. No heat or anything, everything was room temperature. Could the issue be the the process I used? Or is it just foam and nothing is wrong?
I’ve never used poly20 before or made a spray. My current product lines are mostly soap and candles so this is new to me.
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