State: Oily, liquid.
Color: Light yellow
Synonyms: Tween 20, Polysorbate 20 NF, Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monolaurate
Uses: Polysorbate 20 is a gentle emulsifier and is also a non-ionic surfactant. It is used as a stabilizer for perfumes in water based formulas and as an emulsifier for oils in water. When emulsifying essential oils it is able to maintain the properties and integrity of the oil it emulsifies and so is highly recommended for this purpose. It is used in creams, body sprays, salves, cleansers, cream rinses, conditioners, scrubs, pomades, lotions, bath oils, lipsticks, glosses, mists, mascaras, ointments, toners and body wipes. It is also used in linen sprays and mists. Polysorbate 20 is not the most effective emulsifier as separation can occur in some of the products it is added in but with shaking it will quickly re-emulsify. It is very lubricating and soothing for the skin. It is best used in products when a very low amount of foaming action is desired.
Combine the Cranberry Seed Oil, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Polysorbate 20 and Cranberry Fragrance Oil and stir thoroughly. Add the Bolivian Pink Salt to the mixture and stir again, breaking up any clumps that might be in the salt. Add the Cranberry Fruit Seeds and the Cranberry Fruit Fiber and mix thoroughly. Spoon into a PET plastic jar and make sure there is no oil on the cap or top of the jar as this may cause the scrub to leak. The scrub should last many months if in a sealed container but once opened and used it can become contaminated. The scrub can be packaged in single serving containers so they can be used up as they are opened.
Odor: Mild alcoholic odor.
Natural: Not found in nature. It is derived from the fatty acid Lauric Acid which is derived from Coconut Oil. Polysorbates are usually used with other emulsifiers. These include sorbitan monostearates or mono- and diglycerides to make vitamins and essential oils soluble. It can also be used to disperse colors, flavors and to improve texture and the volume of baked goods.
Shelf Life: 2 years
Storage Directions: Store in a dry, cool and ventilated place. Keep in a tightly closed container.
Cautions: May cause eye and skin irritation. Get medical attention if irritation persists. Avoid contact with this substance if pregnant. For external use only.
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