Solubiliser / Polysorbate 20 100g

(3 customer reviews)


Liquid Oil-in-Water Emulsifier

Alone, it is an excellent solubilizer of essential oils, a wetting agent, viscosity modifier, stabilizer and dispersing agent.

Use it in the creation of linen and room sprays, body sprays and other products where oils need

to be solubilized in water.

It helps to:

  • Combine immiscible ingredients
  • Gently cleanse and soothe the skin and scalp
  • Create foam in cleansing products
  • Offer a consistent thoroughly-blended feel to products
  • Maintain product transparency and clarity
  • Enhance spreadability of product on skin


The recommended maximum dosage is 1-20%

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To incorporate Polysorbate 20 into a formulation, blend it with an equal amount of essential oils or fragrance oils for a 1:1 ratio of solubilizer to scent. Blend this combination until it is a clear mixture, then stir it directly into the base to stabilize the essential oils, to ensure that they remain thoroughly combined in the formula, and to help the final product maintain its transparency.


Description: Emulsifying agent consisting of laurate esters of sorbitol consisting of the monoester condensed with ethylene oxide (polyoxyethylene-20 sorbitan monostearate).

Yellow liquid no or weak odor.

Soluble in water, HLB Value: 16.7 (gives oil-in-water emulsions),

pH: 5 – 7 (5 – 10 % aqueous solution).

INCI Name: Polysorbate-20

  • Non-ionic emulsifier (enables water and oil to mix)
  • Emulsifying efficacy is increased further when combined with cetyl alcohol or sorbitan stearate
  • Acts as a dispersing agent and anti-static thickener
  • Very useful as solubilizer and stabilizer of essential oils.


Use: Can be added to formulas as is, usual concentration 2 – 10%. For external use only.

Applications: Creams, salves, ointments, protective creams, balms, pomades, lipsticks, mascaras, glosses.

Country of Origin: USA

Raw material source: Sorbitol, vegetable oils

Manufacture: Polysorbate 20 is obtained by esterification of sorbitol with one or three molecules of a fatty acid including stearic, lauric, oleic, and palmitic acid.

Animal Testing: Not animal tested

GMO: Not tested for GMOs

Vegan: Does not contain animal-derived components

Peppermint Lavender Linen Spray

0.7g  peppermint essential oil
1.1g  lavender essential oil
5g  Polysorbate 20

35g  distilled water
0.2g  broad-spectrum preservative of choice

Weigh the essential oils and Polysorbate 20 into a small beaker or glass measuring cup, and whisk everything together to combine.

Add the water and preservative, and whisk again—the mixture should become slightly cloudy.

Decant into a 50mL  mister bottle

To use, mist over any linens or laundry you’d like to freshen up.

3 reviews for Solubiliser / Polysorbate 20 100g

  1. Lezinda Harmse (verified owner)

  2. Glynnis Coetzee (verified owner)

  3. Kopano Unity (verified owner)

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