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  • Solubility of anhydrous lanolin in water

    Posted by Richa on August 7, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    Hi. Im trying to formulate a shampoo in which I want to use lanolin. I have  anhydrous lanolin with me and it is a thick paste, dark yellow in colour. However, it does not dissolve and floats on top of water as a white creamy layer. How do I make it go into the solution? Please help.

    natzam44 replied 3 years, 8 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • natzam44

    August 7, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    You’ll need an emulsifier. Luckily, since you’re formulating a shampoo which uses surfactants (emulsifiers) to clean the hair and scalp, you should be able to incorporate the lanolin. Just make sure to heat your phases before mixing.

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