This product is a Sorbaitan Monolaurate (Polysorbates) that has been ethoxylated with approximately 20 moles of ethlene oxide to produce a water soluble, oil and water emulsifier. Solubilizer can also be used as a wetting agent, viscosity modifier, anti-stat, stabilizer and dispersing agent. It is the final ingredient necessary when combining fragrance oil with water-based products like baby shampoo because of very low eye irritation, body wash, toiletries, cosmetics, and ointments. It is perfect for keeping the product clear and un-cloudy & prevents any separation of the oils or fragrance. Mix 1 part essential oil or fragrance to 1 part Solubilizer, blend, and then add to your product and it will retain its glass like clarity.
INCI: Polysorbate 20
Shelf Life: Solubilizer has a shelf-life of up to one year from date of manufacturing.
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Rating: I love this product! I use it for my room sprays and it perfectly blends the essential oils with water and leaves the solution clear. For those having issues with the solution being cloudy, I had this problem too, as I originally followed the NDA recommended ratio of 1:1 for solubilizer and essential oils, however, after a little research and trials I learned that this should be closer to 10:1 (Solubilizer: Essential Oils). I did tests with solutions from 5:1, 6:1, 8:1, and 10:1, I found the solutions started to get cloudy around 6:1, but anything above left it crystal clear. Hope this helps.
Rating: I use 10% of Polysorbate 20 to make my make-up remover oil. I rub my dry face with the oil first and rinse with water, and it emulsifies and cleanses well. I hope NDA can offer smaller size. 1KG is too much for personal use.
By:Michelle, Kirkland, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 16-Oct-2014
Rating: Does make things cloudy but I love it anyway I use it a lot for my cleaning/dusting sprays keeps everything together perfectly
By:Danielle, Montreal, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 04-Jan-2013
Rating: I used this to make a lemon cleaner it works well while using but I find after a while it still seem to get some separation but just a quick shake its fine while im using it, also made it a very milky white
By:Danielle, Montreal, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 04-Jan-2013
Rating: Seems to work well to solubilize EOs (equal parts EOs and solubilizer), but once I blended with witch hazel (90% of the total), I too had a cloudy, milk-colored solution which thickened considerably. I can still use it, but it does look odd, and I wonder if the "reaction" has changed the properties of the essential oils?
By:Leanne, Okotoks, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 24-Mar-2014
Rating: Works but does make product cloudy. I mixed 10% EO's with distilled water for a room and linen spray and it turned milky white. The description says it will keep it un-cloudy with glass like clarity.
By:Alyssa, Victora, British Columbia
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 20-Nov-2010
Rating: Used this Polysorbate 20 in my pet bug spray. I tried various methods to disperse the essential oils in water and kept finding that they floated to
the surface so the atomizer wasn't really expelling the oils as a uniform emulsion. The Polysorbate immediately sorted the problem out! I shall be ordering more. Just one word of caution; In a facial toner recipe it appeared to react with aloe vera when I added the essential oil /Polysorbate mix...so clearly always try out a recipe in a small quantity first!
By:Elizabeth, Holland Landing, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 27-Jan-2006
Rating: Excellent for making room and linen sprays!
By:Heather, Oshawa, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 03-Apr-2013
Rating: Very handy for adding oils to water.....Now, I do not have to mechanically shake prior to using final product. :)
By:Susan, Whitby, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 17-Feb-2010
Rating: Excellent product and so easy to use! Great price too.
By:Kyla, Espanola, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 13-Jan-2012
Rating: This is the answer to a lot of separation problems. I love it and wouldn't be without it.
By:Jackie, Dundalk, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 14-Nov-2009
Rating: Can't believe how or why I never used this before - it's indispensable for mixing oils and water. Made a linen spray using this with Lavender 40/42 Nature Identical EO...wow. Yes, it did turn milky (opaque) but this wasn't a problem.
Quite thick and so, a bit difficult to measure/pour out small quantities - I've found it easier to store in a smaller squeeze bottle (mine came in a heavy, glass bottle).
By:Radhika, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 29-Aug-2006
Rating: Glad I found this. I have been using it to make body and rooms sprays. It more cost effective than anything I have bought anywhere else.
Rating: This mixes so easily with EO's and adding distilled water to make wonderful room sprays. The end product is not crystal clear but almost like it's in a frosted bottle even though the bottle is clear. I don't mind that but I think I'll try adding a touch of dye to see how it looks.
By:Cherie, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 07-Nov-2008
Rating: I had to use a dropper that I buy at a store because it was hard to get it out of that little hole,but you can pour it out.Maybe I use it wrong lol.It is like a thick liquid.I love this.It combines well with my other emulsifier.
Rating: Great product for blending oils with water.
By:Trudy, Warkworth, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Jun-2006
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Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).