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  • “Re-emulsifying” a finished product

    Posted by OTosin on January 15, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    I recently made a new batch of products but I miscalculated the oil to water ratio, and now the water is too much while oil is little. 

    I’m wondering if I can heat up some oil and emulsifier, then slightly heat up the finished products and then emulsify again, and add in some more preservatives.

    Will it work?

    OTosin replied 5 years, 1 month ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • OTosin

    January 15, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    I don’t want to add in thickener as that would does not go with my formulation

  • oldperry

    January 15, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    That might work although you’ll probably have to heat the main batch up to ~70C to break the emulsion and reform it . You’ll also have to re-add some preservative and fragrance.  But it really depends on what else is in your formula.

  • belassi

    January 15, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Well, maybe. It would be better to make a second batch of equal size but with the mistakes reversed, then mix the two.

  • OTosin

    January 15, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    That is just it! Thank you so much

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