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  • Ways to dissolve menthyl lactate/menthol

    Posted by PassionFruit95 on October 11, 2021 at 9:19 am

    Hi, just have some doubt about the way to dissolve menthol and menthyl lactate. Last week, I read one journal and it stated that “Add the premixed composition containing menthol and menthyl lactate into suitable surfactants and mix, and then combine with water, oil or esters and homogenize.”

    Does anyone know what is the suitable surfactant that can be used? I want to dissolve menthyl lactate and menthol in my shampoo.

    Currently, I premixed the 0.3% menthyl lactate and 0.7% menthol with 1.5% fragrance oil and 3% hydrogenated castor oil. But the formulation of my shampoo seems unstable. It separated into 2 layers after 2 weeks at 45C.

    PassionFruit95 replied 1 year, 7 months ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • ariepfadli

    October 11, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    Alcohol or PG

  • PassionFruit95

    October 12, 2021 at 2:16 am

    @ariepfadli Is there any other way besides PG or alcohol? I’m trying to find out the suitable surfactants to dissolve it. Btw, thanks for answering. :)

  • PassionFruit95

    October 14, 2021 at 1:58 am

    Another doubt, do I still need to add in solubilizer when I dissolve menthyl lactate with PG? What’s the ratio for PG and menthyl lactate?