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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Quick note: Glycerin is not an emulsifier
I've had a few messages and comments from readers this week asking if the emulsifier in a product could be substituted with glycerin or alcohol. Neither of these things is an emulsifier, so the answer is no. Cetyl alcohol isn't an emulsifier either.
I'll be writing some posts over the next few weeks about solubility and how we can figure out if something is an emulsifier. And here's a picture from chem lab! Pretty!