To decide what emulsifier is right for you, it may require some personal research. I haven’t done any DIY’s yet because, I have felt too overwhelmed with all of the “extras” that need to be added into many products. Not sure why, and I use the right amount to mix my products. Leave the mix for a few hours to see if they blend.

I’m curious too.

How to Dilute Essential Oils with Water. You’re more than welcome to try a DIY cleaner using it, and let us know how it turns out! Megan, our AV jelly does contain alcohol as one of the ingredients, but you may want to reach out to our Customer Service Team at [email protected] to learn more about the other ingredients (such as Triethanolamine and Tetrasodium) to learn how those may also interact with EOs . Thanks so much!

This is a great blog post! Aloe Vera Jellies usually have an emulsifier and preservative in them but adding additional ingredients such as oil or water may definitely change the formulation. The emulsifier positions itself between the oil and the water and by reducing the surface tension, stabilizes the emulsion. You are free to choose from any of the emulsifiers below, but I find alcohol and, Common Household Products That Don’t Mix with Essential Oil. But sometimes, you might come across an ingredient you aren’t familiar with, and therefore want to learn more about. Many people enjoy using witch hazel; we just encourage everyone to remember to include an emulsifier when it’s used . Belinda, we list all of our recommended emulsifiers, but if you’re looking for something not included on the list you may want to reach out to our team of aromatherapists at [email protected] . Reach out to them at, Important Safety Notice - Products Containing Wintergreen, https://tisserandinstitute.org/effective-use-alcohol-aromatic-blending/, https://blog.planttherapy.com/blog/2018/10/18/preservatives-and-essential-oil-diys-an-overview/, https://tisserandinstitute.org/effective-use-alcohol-aromatic-blending/?fbclid=IwAR1xwHoPuIfeUOJPQrkvTOqC63sSOl8KfGxglRxtqQmB7oIwufBp-dpneEY. I love making DIYs! Then add the blend to the rest of the liquid recipe. This is very helpful! If you continue to shake and stir oil and water together in a bowl, they will not result in a perfect mix. Starting with your bath goal in mind helps narrow down your choices.

Thank you for putting all of this in one place. Would 20 be for A. above and 80 be for B?

I would love even more information about emulsifiers!

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