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! 


Marg said...

How about a nice light fragranced body spray for summer?

Susan Barclay-Nichols said...

I have already written up posts on water based and oil based body sprays. You can do a search for body spray or body mister or just mister to find them!