Essential Oil Dispersant (Solubiliser)
Essential Oil Dispersant sometimes referred to as an Essential Oil Solubiliser
An essential ingredient for incorporating essential oils into water-based products, as it enables essential oils to be properly dispersed throughout the water-based medium without separating
In simple terms it helps essential oil stay mixed with water without constant agitation.
Why use a dispersant (solubiliser)? If you look at natural skin care and perfumes made without using a solubilisers, you tend to see a clear liquid at the bottom with a layer of essential oil on top of the liquid (some even have instructions saying shake vigorously before use). Such products do not look attractive or professional, there can also be other issues due to the fact the essential oils are not evenly distributed throughout the medium.
Using a solubilser ensures the essential oils are uniformly dispersed in the product as very small droplets and their concentration is the same through the whole solution.
Some examples of where an essential oil dispersant can be used are:
- adding essential oils to your bath,
- making perfume or spritz using essential oils and water