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  Polysorbate 20 (no ratings yet)
Nontoxic emulsifier, to dissolve your precious essential oils into water, without the use of alcohol.


New, nontoxic emulsifier, to dissolve your precious essential oils into water, without the use of alcohol. No, Polysorbate 20 (sometimes known as TWEEN20) is not an all natural product. But it is derived from lauric acid (from coconut oil) and is the best way I know to dissolve essential oils into distilled water without adding alcohol. Start by adding equal parts of your essential oil and Polysorbate 20, then slowly add distilled water. If the resulting spray is cloudy, rather than clear, you may need to add a slightly larger proportion of Polysorbate, perhaps as much as 3 parts to 1 part essential oil. Perfect for body sprays, room sprays, and linen sprays.

The amount of essential oil to use depends on the purpose of the spritzer. To 4 ounces of distilled water add:

  • 8 to 10 drops for the face
  • 30 to 40 drops for an all over body spritzer
  • 80 to 100 drops for a room spray/air freshener

Shake well, spray. May be used as facial toner, to moisten a body wrap or as an all over freshener, or as a room spray.

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