YUZU FRAGRANCE OIL
As I mentioned in this post, I added the PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil and fragrance oil into a container, mixed it well, then added that mix to the test tube. I added some warm water - about 10 ml - and stirred. When it was incorporated, I added enough water to make 24 grams. I made up three batches - 2%, 4%, and 5.88% - but the 5.88% tube had a fly in on day 11, so that one isn't part of the results, but they were very similar to the other test tubes. I left t
I worried the spasms of the fly might count as mixing, so I left out those results. Plus, you know, giant confounding factor in the fly and I didn't want to think about having to include it in every recipe from now one. You can picture it, eh? Heated water phase - water, PEG-40 hydrogenate castor oil, house fly (large-ish).
PEPPERMINT FRAGRANCE OIL
I followed the same process for the peppermint fragrance oil, and it is looking similarly awesome.
To compare it to the Yuzu fragrance oil - this picture taken on day 17, today - you can see it is well solubilized and clear.
Not all mixtures are when made with this product. I made this body spray for a young man with 10% PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil with 2% with the Axe Phoenix fragrance oil, and added it to 87.5% distilled water and 0.5% liquid Germall Plus, and it turned out to be white. I don't mind this, to be honest, because we aren't expecting fragrances to always be clear!
Join me Monday as I do a solubilizer wrap up with information on all the solubilizers I've tested so far!