A clear, yellow liquid with a slight aroma. 100% vegetable origin combining non-palm-derived organic glycerin sourced from the nut oil of the Karanja tree, and sugar esters. All plant sources are non GMO and it is PEG free. Readily biodegradable.
It makes oil in water (O/W) emulsions as an emulsifier but also thickens oils to give a thick gel texture.
Although this emulsifier contains water, it does not need a preservative in this state as the ratio of water to glycerine keeps the product protected.
When it is used with fats only, it still does not need a preservative.
• Emulgel can be used as a cold process emulsifier in the oil phase and the emulsion made in the usual way (add to the water phase under homogenization). Often a co-emulsifier is also needed and also a water thickener in the water phase to provide viscosity.
• Alternatively, you can gel the oil phase of your emulsion and then dilute the oily gel with the water phase. The final
emulsion will have a micro-emulsion aspect and will be more stable by going through the oily gel intermediate.
• Formulation must remain between pH 4-8 at all times.
• Can be used at either room temperature or at temperatures up to 80ºC.
Country of origin: UK
Shelf life: 2 years
As soon as you add water though, you need to include a preservative.
INCI: Glycerin & Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides & Aqua & Sucrose Laurate