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  • Preferred method for EO scented room spray, deodorizers

    Posted by Dazed on July 26, 2022 at 5:18 pm
    Hey guys, I’m working on a natural water based essential oil scented spray to deodorize shoes, etc.
    Just wondering how everyone leans on solubilizer type and recommended load of E.O?
    Not sure if I should go the alcohol or surfactant route to solubilize the E.O?
    My competition research shows these are made various ways: alcohol/ witch hazel/polysorbate/soap/sodium lauryl sulfate
    Any help is appreciated!
    Dima replied 5 months, 1 week ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Fekher

    Member
    July 26, 2022 at 5:23 pm

    @Dazed all ingredients listed can help however it is really waste using EO for shoes. 

  • Dazed

    Member
    July 26, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    Fekher said:

    @Dazed all ingredients listed can help however it is really waste using EO for shoes. 

    Maybe, but there are many very highly rated with EO, I’m just trying to give the customer what they like and are looking for.

  • Dima

    Member
    September 1, 2022 at 12:15 pm

    It is more complex question then just dissolve oils.
    Since the mixture will be apply to shoes you need to test if it leaves marks, ruins the color of fabric, how good it masks odor, how quickly it evaporates etc.
    All of the mentioned ingredients may dissolve oils, but my choice would be alcohol since it is a good solvent for essential oils (used in perfumes), evaporates quickly without leaving stains and has sanitizer properties (which is good for shoes since some of the smell comes from bacterias). Cons: could wash off some of the color from fabric, but I think this spray will be used in small quantities.
    Other mentioned ingredients don’t have these properties. Polysorbates will leave oily stains. Witch hazel is basically an alcohol.