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  • Sensoft (propylheptyl caprilate)

    Posted by Belassi on May 27, 2016 at 12:43 am

    I’m looking to replace one of the emollients with Sensoft. But which? Maybe the Myritol (capric/caprylic triglycerides)? Any comments on Sensoft T-175 appreciated.

    stearic acid - 2
    cetyl alc - 2
    Myritol 318 - 3
    Vit E - 0.5
    chia oil - 2

    Belassi replied 7 years, 3 months ago 4 Members · 6 Replies
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  • David

    May 31, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    BASF has a nice table called “choosing the right emollient” - where you can compare different properties, (don’t know if the link work @ your location though.)

  • Belassi

    May 31, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    “You do not have access to the Europe (EMEA) region.”
    I can buy it, but I can’t find out about it.

  • beautynerd

    May 31, 2016 at 9:48 pm
  • Belassi

    May 31, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    The first has the same problem, the second is for Cetiol CC not Sensoft. I did find some information from Dewolf Chemical. I see it has a saponification number of around 195, I suppose it would be possible to make a (very expensive) soap from it! Thanks anyway.

  • ozgirl

    May 31, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Cetiol Sensoft is a fast spreading emollient (spreading value 1900mm2/10min) with medium polarity and a viscosity of 5mPas @20oC.

    We used this emollient a number of years ago when it was made by Cognis but were forced to change as we were unable to meet the high minimum order quantities imposed by BASF. We changed to caprylic/capric triglycerides with only slight difference in the feel of our lotion. You could probably replace the Myritol 318 with Sensoft with not too many issues. Just check out the minimum order requirements with your distributor.

  • Belassi

    May 31, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    Thanks for that, Ozgirl. Minimums are no problem for me with BASF because Conjunto Lar, a factor in Mexico City, can supply me. I just bought a kilo of it to try, it was around US$27.50 per kilo, rather more expensive than capric/caprylic triglycerides, but it’s for our most expensive product to date.

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