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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.

    Trng1122 replied 12 months ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • ariepfadli

    October 11, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    Alcohol or PG

    • Bluebird

      June 10, 2023 at 7:36 am

      I tried dissolving in EtOh to make the ~40% stock solution and added to create the final concentration of 0.1%.

      It led to immediate particle formation when put into the final liquid.

  • 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?

  • Trng1122

    June 16, 2023 at 1:31 pm

    Ive tried dissolving menthol with polysorbate 20,60,80 and they all worked. The ratio is 1:5, they are also surfactants.

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