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  • Will anything emulsify cinnamon powder?

    Posted by Anonymous on October 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    I’m wondering if there is an emulsifier for cinnamon powder. This was the last ingredient I added to my natural face care recipe, and learned the hard way that it’s not oil soluble. The bummer of it is, the cinnamon seems to have grabbed all of my other expensive powders that had already been added. So now my formula has completely separated (all powders separated from my oils). Is there an emulsifier that will salvage this? Or is it time to dump and start over with the water soluble form of cinnamon (Cinnulin)?

    Thanks for the help! I’m a novice at this.

    Notachemist replied 11 months, 2 weeks ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • belassi

    Member
    October 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Or is it time to dump and start over with the water soluble form of cinnamon (Cinnulin)?
    YES.

  • Bobzchemist

    Member
    October 19, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    There’s not a way to save this batch, but if you want to make something with Cinnamon powder, you have to treat it like it’s a pigment, and use a foundation base formula.

  • Anonymous

    Guest
    October 20, 2017 at 7:51 am

    That’s what I was afraid of.

    Thank you for the insight! I’ll start over, and maybe use the sludge from this batch for a 10 minute mask. 

  • Notachemist

    Member
    July 4, 2023 at 12:58 am

    Did you get it to work?

    I want to make a toothpaste with oil cinnamon and cayenne. But the powders just settle if it’s too much oil but if it’s not enought it doesn’t flow…any ideas

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